Veggie Summer Rolls with Almond Sauce

Break out of your culinary shell and enjoy these colorful vegan summer rolls. Plus, it only takes about 30 minutes total to get these easy appetizers prepared.

tray of veggie spring rolls with side cup of almond sauce
Photo: Adam Albright
Total Time:
30 mins
12 spring rolls


  • 2 ounce dried vermicelli

  • 12 8 inch rice papers

  • 12 - 24 sprigs fresh cilantro

  • 6 6 inch thin asparagus spears, halved lengthwise

  • 1 cup thin strips kohlrabi

  • 1 cup thin strips carrot

  • 3 radishes, cut into thin strips

  • 1 recipe Almond Sauce* or coconut aminos (optional)


  1. Cook vermicelli according to package directions; drain. Rinse with cold water; drain again. Snip vermicelli into small pieces.

  2. In a 9-inch pie plate dip rice papers, one at a time, into warm water. Transfer to a work surface and let stand a few seconds to soften. Place one or two cilantro sprigs onto each paper just below center. Arrange some of the vermicelli, asparagus, kohlrabi, carrot, and radishes onto cilantro.

  3. Fold bottom edge of each rice paper over filling, tucking it underneath as you pull the roll toward you. Fold in sides; roll up tightly. If desired, serve spring rolls with Almond Sauce.

Almond Sauce

In a blender or food processor combine 1/2 cup almond butter, 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk, 1 Tbsp. lemon juice, 1 Tbsp. soy sauce, 1 Tbsp. maple syrup, 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika, 1/4 tsp. salt, and 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper. Cover and blend or process until smooth, adding additional coconut milk if needed to reach drizzling consistency. Makes about 1 cup.


For easy assembly, prepare all of the ingredients before you begin filling and rolling the spring rolls.

To Make Ahead

Prepare spring rolls as directed. Spray lightly with water and place in an airtight container, leaving space between rolls. Chill up to 1 hour before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

157 Calories
8g Fat
19g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 157
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 116mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 9.3mg 47%
Calcium 51mg 4%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 185mg 4%
Folate, total 15.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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