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Spring Rolls

Authentic super healthy and easy to make fresh Vietnamese spring rolls.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Keyword: spring rolls
Servings: 12 rolls
Calories: 123kcal



  • 1 lb chicken thinly sliced, or other protein of choice such as sirloin, pork shoulder, whole shrimp, or firm tofu
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp ginger minced
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 stalk lemongrass minced
  • 1 Thai bird’s eye chili sliced, optional
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp oil


  • 12 rice paper round preferred
  • 12-24 leaves lettuce red or green leaf preferred
  • 1/2 English cucumber julienned
  • 12 sprigs cilantro
  • 24 leaves mint
  • 24 leaves Thai basil optional
  • 2 bundles rice vermicelli optional


  • At least 1 hour before (overnight is better), marinate the protein: crush 1 tablespoon of sugar, the ginger, garlic, lemongrass, and Thai chili (if using) in a mortar and pestle. Combine with your protein of choice with the fish sauce, oyster sauce, and oil. Mix well, then cover and store in the fridge.
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  • Add a bit of oil to a skillet and fry your protein until well charred on both sides, in batches, depending on your skillet size. Remove from the pan.
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  • One at a time, dip the rice paper into a bowl of warm tap water. Lay it out on a flat surface.
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  • To the bottom third of the round, add a leaf or two of lettuce, then the protein, a small amount of vermicelli, vegetables, and herbs.
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  • Fold up the bottom of the rice paper wrapper up and over the filling.
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  • Fold in the two sides over the filling.
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  • Roll up, from the bottom of the roll towards the top, tucking and rolling. Repeat as needed and enjoy dipped in your sauce of choice.
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Estimated nutrition assumes chicken breast as the protein.


Serving: 1roll | Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 19.4g | Protein: 8.5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 250mg | Potassium: 183mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 2.3g