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Homemade Spring Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce

I’ve never even had a spring roll before let alone attempted to make them but I was very surprised how quick and easy it was to make these. They weren’t the prettiest spring rolls but they tasted amazing. I adapted the recipe from one of my favorite cookbook authors Gina Homolka at She classifies all of her recipes and has a gluten free category which makes it really easy to sort through her impressive repertoire of recipes. Check out the original recipe and the rest of Gina’s awesome site here.

I started off by making the sauce. I could not find hoisin sauce to save my life so I improvised by looking up a recipe online for homemade hoisin and went from there. The following is the recipe I used. My boyfriend loved the sauce so much that he kept the leftover amount to “dip whatever food I can” in it later this week. That is also why the photo above is not great, we inhaled the sauce before I remembered to take a picture.

  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons gluten free soy sauce
  • 2.5 teaspoons sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 6 tablespoons hot water

The spring rolls had such simple ingredients that you could put anything you want in it but the following list is what I decided to put in them. I used pre-cooked frozen shrimp thawed with hot water to make things faster. The following ingredients made 6 medium sized rolls. For the shredded carrots and cabbage, I eyeballed how much I thought should go in each roll. The rice paper had to be submerged in hot water for about 20 seconds to make it pliable then I laid the paper out on a plate, added the ingredients, and tried my best to wrap it up without spilling the ingredients everywhere.

  • 6 Rice Paper Rounds (I got mine at Fresh Thyme)
  • 18 Pre-cooked, peeled, detailed shrimp
  • Shredded Carrot
  • 1/2 Avocado
  • Shredded Red and Green Cabbage
  • 1 cup cooked rice (I used minute rice because #easy)




  1. Kelly says

    Classic guy move from your boyfriend there 😂😂 looks like you did an amazing job for your first go. Would you make them again?


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