Shrimp Spring Roll Recipe

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Learn how to make our Shrimp Spring Roll recipe – a tasty appetizer or a delectable entree! Find out how to prepare this light and flavorful dish.

Three Shrimp Spring Rolls cut in half on a plate with a bowl of peanut dipping sauce

Shrimp Spring Roll Recipe

If there are Shrimp Spring Rolls on the appetizer menu, then I am ordering them. I love the fresh, bright flavors and the crispy crunch of the veggies. Of course, I also love the peanut dipping sauce. I always saw them as a special treat to only have when I was eating out. But, I never realized how easy it was to make them at home! Now that I know how to make these, they are honestly on my weekly lunch rotation at home. They come together so quickly and they taste amazing.

What is usually in a Spring Roll?

Fresh Vietnamese Spring Rolls are typically made with rice paper wrappers and filled with vegetables, rice noodles, meat or seafood, and fresh herbs. Our shrimp spring roll recipe uses these ingredients:

  • Spring Roll Rice Paper Wrappers
  • Large Shrimp
  • Rice Vermicelli Noodles
  • Carrots, Peppers, Baby Cucumbers, and Green Onions
  • Cilantro, Basil, and Mint Leaves
  • Butter Lettuce

Additionally, there are a lot of other filling ingredients in Vietnamese spring roll recipes. Add any of these to our simple recipe!

  • Red Cabbage
  • Avocado
  • Bean Sprouts
  • Jalapeños
  • Tofu
  • Beef, Pork, or Chicken thinly sliced
Three Shrimp Spring Rolls on a plate with a bowl of peanut dipping sauce

Peanut Dipping Sauce

This dipping sauce is so good, I could literally eat it with a spoon. It also makes these spring rolls 100x better. It comes together so quickly and you likely have a lot of the ingredients on hand. This sauce is made with peanut butter, soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, garlic, sriracha, water, and chopped peanuts. Add everything to a bowl and then whisk everything together and you are good to go! If you make it ahead of time, store it in the refrigerator covered with plastic wrap until you are ready to serve. When you take it out of the fridge, you may have to water it down. Stir it will and then use a little bit of milk, water, fresh lime juice, or hoisin sauce to thin it out.

A bowl of peanut dipping sauce topped with chopped peanuts

Working with Rice Paper Wrappers

A spring roll wrapper topped with shrimp, rice noodles, herbs, and sliced veggies

The rice paper wrappers come dried. You have to submerged them in water to soften them enough to wrap. Fill a shallow dish like a pie plate with lukewarm water. Then, quickly dip the whole wrapper in the water and then put it down where you are going to fill it. It will soften as you place your fillings down. If you leave it in the water too long, then it will become too soggy and it will fold back on itself.

Shrimp Spring Roll Recipe FAQ

What is the difference between springs rolls and fresh spring rolls?

The nomenclature of spring rolls is a little confusing because it means different things in different Asian cuisines. This recipe can be classified as fresh spring rolls or even as summer rolls. Spring rolls can also sometimes be fried. Fresh spring rolls are not fried.

What is the difference between egg rolls and spring rolls?

Spring rolls are wrapped in a thinner wrapper and are filled with fresh veggies. Egg rolls are made with a thicker wrapper and have more savory and cooked meat and veggies.

More Asian-Inspired Appetizers

If you loved our Shrimp Spring Roll Recipe, then try some of our other delicious Asian-inspired appetizers!

  • Pork and Veggie PotstickersThese potstickers are filled with savory pork, finely chopped peppers, cabbage, and seasonings. A burst of flavor in every bite!
  • Chicken Satay with Peanut SauceChicken Satay with Peanut Sauce is one of our favorite appetizers. Better than anything we have ordered at a restaurant!
  • Lettuce WrapsAsian Lettuce Wraps (copycat recipe) are an easy, light appetizer. The dipping sauces in the recipe are to die for! Way better than any restaurant lettuce wraps!
  • Sausage Egg Rolls This Sausage Egg Rolls with Homemade Sweet and Sour Sauce recipe is so delicious. They make a great appetizer or even main dish.
  • Cream Cheese WontonsCream Cheese Wontons are the perfect appetizer. You will love these crunchy wontons with or without hot crab filling. Enjoy them dipped in a sweet and sour sauce.

Shrimp Spring Roll Recipe

Three Shrimp Spring Rolls cut in half on a plate with a bowl of peanut dipping sauce

Shrimp Spring Roll Recipe

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Learn how to make our Shrimp Spring Roll recipe – a tasty appetizer or a delectable entree! Find out how to prepare this light and flavorful dish.
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Vietnamese
Servings 10

Ingredients

  • 10 spring roll wrappers
  • 8 ounces rice noodles cooked according to package directions
  • 1/2 pound shrimp cooked, peeled, deveined, tail off
  • 2 carrots julienne cut
  • 1 red bell pepper julienne cut
  • 2 cucumbers julienne cut
  • 4 green onions cut into strips
  • 10 leaves butter lettuce
  • mint leaves, cilantro leaves, and basil leaves

For the Peanut Sauce

Instructions

  • Prepare the peanut sauce by mixing together all the ingredients in a bowl. Let chill in the fridge while you prepare the spring rolls.
    A bowl of peanut dipping sauce topped with chopped peanuts
  • Fill a shallow dish, like a pie dish, with water. Quickly dunk the spring roll wrapper into the water and place on your work surface. Add shrimp to the middle of the wrapper.
    Three pieces of shrimp on a spring roll wrapper
  • Layer rice noodles, cilantro, mint, basil, and veggies on top of the shrimp.
    A spring roll wrapper topped with shrimp, rice noodles, herbs, and sliced veggies
  • Add lettuce on top of the veggies. Roll the spring roll like you would roll a burrito, tucking the ends in. Serve immediately with peanut dipping sauce.
    Three Shrimp Spring Rolls on a plate with a bowl of peanut dipping sauce

Nutrition Information

Calories: 312kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 14gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 886mgPotassium: 413mgFiber: 3gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 3002IUVitamin C: 20mgCalcium: 63mgIron: 2mg

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Kelsey Crist

Kelsey lives in Washington with her husband, Alex, and two cats, Diana and Nova. Her happy place is in the kitchen listening to an audiobook and trying new recipes. When she's not in the kitchen you can find her hiking, shopping at Trader Joe's, or playing Animal Crossing. Her favorite food is pasta and Alex loves when she makes Homemade Oreos.

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