We’ve always been lovers of international cuisine, no matter where it comes from and almost no matter what it is. We’re just lucky enough to have adventurous palates that love traveling almost as much as the rest of us! That doesn’t mean, however, that we don’t have favourites sometimes. What’s our absolute favourite international dish, you ask? Well, we’re completely obsessed with spring rolls!
Just in case you love spring rolls just as much as we do, if not more, and you’d like to get creative making your very own spring rolls of all different kinds at home as well, check out these 15 awesome homemade spring roll recipes that will nearly make you drool!
1. Baked veggie spring rolls with spicy black olive tapenade
Many classic spring roll recipes might be vegetarian, but not all of them are spicy. We, however, can’t resist adding a little bit of a kick to our food at every opportunity! Now, we’re not talking something that will set your tongue on fire, but the taste of something like this spicy black olive tapenade combined with flavourful veggies and a crunchy, delicious spring roll pastry is the stuff dreams are made of, if you ask us. Get the full recipe on Zen & Spice!
2. Smoked salmon rice spring rolls
Okay, we do know that spring rolls and summer or rice rolls are technically different things, and they even come from different places, but we also know that lovers of one usually adore the other too! That’s why we just couldn’t resist putting these mouth watering smoked salmon rice rolls on our list! They have a light, fresh taste that complements the rice paper and vermicelli inside in a delicious way. See how they’re prepared and wrapped on Thirsty for Tea.
3. Thai minced chicken and rice spring rolls with sweet chili sauce
Just because spring rolls and rice rolls are actually different things doesn’t mean that you can’t sort of combine the two to get the best of both worlds! This recipe from Recipe Adaptors is the perfect example of what we mean. They guide you through the process of making a Thai minced chicken and rice filling for your spring rolls, as well as a sweet chilli sauce for dipping.
4. Carrot apple cheese spring rolls
Is your absolute favourite part of a spring roll really the crunchy consistency and the flaky wrapping, and you love it so much that you think you might enjoy a spring roll filled with just about any combination of foods? Then here’s one that will let you get really non-traditional with your flavours! Adorable Life guides you through the process of making a spring roll filling from carrot, apple, and cheese. That in combination with the satisfying crunch on the outside is a taste worth getting messy in the kitchen for!
5. Ground beef and bean sprout spring rolls
Are you looking for a recipe that will give you flavours closer to what’s expected but you’re not a huge vegetable lover so you’d prefer to keep things on the meat-centric side of things? In that case, perhaps this ground beef recipe that also uses beansprouts is the best choice for you! Find out how to perfectly cook, season, and mix the filling and wrap the rolls on Lt. Dan’s Kitchen.
6. Quinoa spring rolls with cashew dipping sauce
Are you still thinking about the summery rice rolls we showed you earlier on our list but you’re not so sure about the idea of putting vermicelli on the inside because you’ve always been unsure about its consistency? Are you also looking for alternatives to fish because you’re vegan? In that case, we think this awesome recipe from Minimalist Baker is a fabulous idea for you! It uses quinoa as the bulk of the filling rather than vermicelli and it replaces the fish with flavourful red peppers, so it’s both vegan and gluten free.
7. Simple Vietnamese grilled shrimp summer rolls with peanut sauce
Were we correct that you’re feeling wary of the smoked salmon in the rice rolls we showed you earlier, but it’s actually because you’ve never liked the consistency of smoked salmon and not because you’re vegan? Well, if you’re a seafood lover, here’s a great grilled shrimp alternative for you! We love the way Serious Eats added some fresh lettuce as a bed for the shrimp to add a bit of a cool crunch.
8. Lentil sprout spring rolls with shrimp
Did we really pique your interest with the concept of including shrimp in a spring or summer roll but you’re not so sure about the lettuce part of what we showed you? In that case, we think you’d be better to try something like this lentil sprout recipe instead! The Running Foodie shows you how they made a refreshing filling using those two things in combination with corn, cucumbers, and avocado.
9. Cheeseburger spring rolls with special sauce
Maybe you’re having a tough week and you could actually really use some comfort food, so you’re still pretty intent on making spring rolls because they’re your favourite food, but you’re really looking for a recipe that falls a little harder into the category of “junk food”? Then we think we might have found just the novelty recipe for you! Saucy Spork shows you step by step how to make irresistible cheeseburger spring rolls full of ground beef and cheese, complete with a special sauce made of mayonnaise, ketchup, red wine vinegar, garlic powder, onion powder, and minced pickles. We’ve tried this one in real life and it tastes a bit like Big Mac sauce!
10. Moroccan spring rolls
If you’re going to cook and eat a particular international recipe, are you intent on collecting not only as many different kinds of that recipe as possible, but also types from as many different places as you can find? In that case, here’s a flavour of spring roll from Morocco for you! Check out how Cook It Slim made these deliciously flavourful rolls using ground turkey, cilantro, parsley, lemon juice, cloves, ginger powder, salt, and pepper!
11. Edamame spaghetti spring rolls
Are you still on the lookout for a really unique recipe that will let you try a kind of spring roll you’ve never actually seen on any restaurant menu before? Then we have a feeling we’ve finally found one you’ll be really interested in! Oh Bite It is here to teach you how to not only make edamame spaghetti, but also how to put that inside a deliciously filled and perfectly wrapped rice spring roll!
12. Mango spring rolls with spicy almond butter sauce
Now, we’ve had mango spring rolls in restaurants before, but they’re so incredibly delicious that we just had to find a recipe for those that we could make for ourselves at home! That’s part of the reason we were so excited to come across this awesome cooking tutorial from The Green Life. The other part is the delicious spicy almond butter sauce they show you how to make to dip your rolls in!
13. Spicy crab coconut spring rolls with sweet and sour dipping sauce
Perhaps you’re looking for a kind of spring roll that has a unique filling but also one that’s a little more gourmet, like you might find in a very fancy restaurant with an experimental head chef? Then we think perhaps we’ve found a great option for you! Tulkoff shows you step by step how to create a spicy coconut crab filling accompanied with a fragrant sweet and sour dipping sauce.
14. Shrimp and strawberry summer rolls with strawberry dipping sauce
Have you been thinking, the whole time you’ve been scrolling, about how weird it feels to call something a “summer” roll when it doesn’t really have very many summer flavours in it? Then maybe you should add some! We love the way Living in The Kitchen with Puppies rolled some fresh, sliced strawberries in with their spring rolls to really make things taste unique and refreshing.
15. Grilled pork sausage and vermicelli summer rolls
We mentioned a couple of recipes that contain meat but they were all beef, so what happens if you don’t actually eat beef? Well, that doesn’t mean you have to eat vegetarian rolls only! Here’s an alternative in the form of an awesomely succulent pork recipe for your consideration instead! Runaway Rice shows you how to perfectly prepare and cut a pork sausage and wrap it up in a bundle of vermicelli.