Enjoy these spring rolls as an afternoon snack or even as your dinner’s main course. The rice vinegar adds a nice acidic bite while the sugar brings out the carrot’s natural sweetness. The flavor combo is divine, but you can really play with the fillings to tailor the roll to your taste. If you’re looking for some extra spice, add a slice of jalapeño or drizzle the whole roll in Sriracha.
I am blessed with taste buds that make cilantro taste good on everything, but if you’re part of the cilantro-hate club, try throwing a couple mint leaves in instead. I personally think that using purple cabbage, carrots, cucumber, and cilantro creates the perfect color-combo for a dope Instagram pic, but no matter what, it’s gonna look AND taste wonderful.
Don’t pass up on the vegan mayo Sriracha dip. It creates a nice smooth finish for the crunchy veggies. If you’re not vegan, I recommend using a low-fat mayo instead of the vegan mayo because it’s cheaper and it’s easier to find at a grocery store.
Even if you DO end up ripping the rice paper wrappers a little bit, I promise they taste just as grand. So get out your veggies and chop it like it’s hot because it may not be spring, but spring rolls are ALWAYS in season.
Vegan Spring Rolls
- Prep Time:30 mins
- Cook Time:0
- Total Time:30 mins
- 1 large carrot cut into 3-inch matchsticks 1/8 inch thick
- 1/4 head purple cabbage sliced
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1 large cucumber cored and cut into 3-inch sticks
- 12 spring roll wrappers
- 1 bunch cilantro leaves and thin stems only
- 1/2 cup vegan mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons Sriracha
- Juice from a lime
Chop up your cabbage and carrots into strips.
Combine carrots, purple cabbage, sugar, salt, and vinegar in a large bowl.
Toss and massage with hands until completely coated. Set aside for 15 minutes at room temperature.
Get a cucumber, scoop out the midle parts and chop into strips.
Dip spring roll paper in a large bowl of water and place on a flat surface. Add a handful of the carrot/cabbage mix, one slice of cucumber, and a few leaves of cilantro towards the upper middle part of the wrapper. Roll from the top, stopping halfway to fold and tuck in the sides. Continue rolling down until it’s all packaged up. Repeat until all the filling is used up.
For your sauce, mix together vegan mayonnaise, Sriracha, and lime juice.