nutritional information

Per Roll:

  • Calories: 167
  • Protein: 6 g
  • Total Fat: 11 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 15 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 282 mg
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Sugar: 6 g

Live Spring Rolls with Lemon-Ginger Dipping Sauce

Live Spring Rolls with Lemon-Ginger Dipping Sauce

Makes 8 rolls

30 minutes or fewer

For a party icebreaker, serve these rolls Vietnamese style, with the fillings and the leafy wrappers laid out on a plate so everyone can roll their own.
Lemon-Ginger Dipping Sauce
  • ¾ cup raw tahini
  • 2 Tbs. raw agave nectar
  • 4 tsp. nama shoyu or soy sauce
  • 1 Tbs. lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. minced fresh ginger
Live Spring Rolls
  • 8 Swiss chard or romaine lettuce leaves, tough stems trimmed
  • ½ cup grated or julienned carrots
  • ½ cup grated or julienned raw beets
  • ½ medium red bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced or julienned (½ cup)
  • ½ cup mung bean or sunflower sprouts
  • 8 large fresh basil leaves
  • 4 sprigs fresh mint

To make Lemon-Ginger Dipping Sauce:

1. Whisk together all ingredients and 1/2 cup water in small bowl.

To make Live Spring Rolls:

2. Fill each chard or lettuce leaf with pinch of carrots, beets, bell pepper, and sprouts. Top with basil and mint. Roll chard leaf around filling, tucking in edges. Serve with Dipping Sauce.

March 2010 p.36

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This recipe is very good, except I found the dressing to be bland when mixed with the water. I added a lot more lemon, Bragg's (substitute for the soy sauce), ginger, and maple (substitute for the agave). I also added a touch of spicy chile sauce.

Amber - 2014-06-08 19:57:15

Raw Spring Rolls

Nicole - 2013-07-19 19:25:12

Great reci[es. Easy to make and you can change them up if you want, but these recipes are, at worst, a great starting off point.

Janet Damon - 2012-12-05 20:01:14

Loved it! Great summer recipe.

carlaskis - 2012-06-23 22:16:26

this is a wonderfull and healthy food for everybody.

samila jayasingha031 - 2011-09-06 00:42:46

These were simply delicious. The sauce was so good, but I suggest having them as a "make your own" as they were hard to keep wrapped up.

Victoria - 2010-11-20 16:14:44

Serve with rice and nuts, double hummmm!

Melanie - 2010-06-02 00:04:53

These are the BEST!! I have taken them to a party and vegans and non-vegans inhale them!! LOVE the dipping sauce!! They are very easy to make. Grate the beets and carrots if you don't have a way to julienne them. You have to try them!!

Michele Gaddis - 2010-05-27 21:42:58

Love it! I was sure that it was going to be a flop, but wanted to try it because I loved the concept. They turned out great. I used basil-pesto hummus instead of tahini in the sauce, and the flavors were perfect. Thanks for such a wonderful recipe.

frostman - 2011-09-19 18:39:23