12 Refreshing Summer Roll Recipes


Vietnamese food is known for its veggie-heavy main courses and intensely aromatic herbs, and the freshness of all the meals is what makes them so light and inviting. With a slightly translucent rice paper wrap, summer rolls are an exceptional example of putting vegetables front and center of the meal. What makes summer rolls so fun is the creativity that they allow. You can fill them with almost anything you desire, and they can be made savory or sweet! Cabbage, lettuces, sprouts, peppers, jicama, summer squash, scallions, cilantro, and mint are just some flavor ideas you can try. Summer rolls are light yet filling, and are the perfect recipe to enjoy all summer long!

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1. Magical Summer Rolls

Magical Summer Rolls

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Beautiful, colorful, and absolutely magical-looking, these Magical Summer Rolls by Natalie Yonan are the perfect light lunch for warm weather days. These summer rolls are lined with polka beets and golden beets, so not only do they taste delicious, but they’re also a feast for the eyes. Creamy, homemade almond butter sauce pairs perfectly with its crisp texture and fresh flavor.

2. Fresh Rainbow Rolls With Miso Peanut Sauce

Fresh Rainbow Rolls With Miso Peanut Sauce

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This is a beautiful dish that, believe it or not, tastes even better than it looks! Dipped in the flavorful sauce, you will not be able to get enough of these refreshing, fresh rainbow rolls with miso peanut sauce by Heather Larson!

3. Veggie Summer Rolls With Spicy Garlic Peanut Sauce

Veggie Summer Rolls With Spicy Garlic Peanut Sauce

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You can make these veggie summer rolls with spicy garlic peanut sauce by Emily Von Euw raw by leaving out the vermicelli and using collard greens or seaweed instead of rice paper. Otherwise, let’s get riced! There is something so satisfying about rice paper rolls filled with fresh herbs, vermicelli, greens, and veggies, paired with a creamy flavorful dipping sauce.

4. Swiss Chard Summer Roll With Citrus Soy-Marinated Tofu

Swiss Chard Summer Roll With Citrus Soy-Marinated Tofu

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Vietnamese food is known for its veggie-heavy main courses and intensely aromatic herbs, and the freshness of all the meals is what makes them so light and inviting. This Swiss chard summer roll with citrus soy-marinated tofu by Linda Ly is an exceptional example of putting vegetables front and center of the meal. Stuffed into a slightly tangy and translucent rice paper wrap, they’re like a portable salad, poised for dipping. The fillings are only as limited as your imagination allows, and the recipe here is a fusion of the author’s upbringing. You can also try any combination of cabbage, lettuces, sprouts, peppers, jicama, summer squash, scallions, cilantro, and mint—be creative!

5. Dragon Fruit Summer Rolls

Dragon Fruit Summer Rolls

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Rice paper can be fun, affordable, and ultimately makes eating fruits and veggies more interesting! These dragon fruit summer rolls by Gabrielle St. Claire are refreshing and bursting with flavor!

6. Summer Daikon Rolls With Avocado and Micro Greens

Summer Daikon Rolls With Avocado and Micro Greens

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Spicy daikon radish stands in for rice paper wraps in these refreshing summer daikon rolls with avocado and micro greens by Vegan: The Cookbook. Crisp, thinly sliced daikon is stuffed with shiso (a Japanese herb that tastes similar to basil) cucumber, avocado, sprouts, and mint. Then, it’s drizzled with an umami sauce before being rolled up and garnished with black sesame seeds and a touch of yuzu citrus fruit juice.

7. Sweet Summer Dessert Rolls

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Sweet Summer Dessert Rolls with Raspberry Dipping Sauce by Jenny Mustard! Looks yum right? These ones are filled with apple, purple cabbage, mint, toasted hazelnuts, and kiwi. But you can of course go crazy with the flavor combinations!

8. Quinoa and Oat Breakfast Fruit Rolls

Quinoa and Oat Breakfast Fruit Rolls

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Thanks to the summer and hot weather, you’re probably craving more and more raw and uncooked meals like salads, fruits, and vegetables. Here is a new, fun way to enjoy your freshly grown fruits for breakfast! These quinoa and oat breakfast fruit rolls by Lena Pfetzer rice rolls are holding all of your breakfast favorites: oatmeal, fruit, peanut butter, coconut flakes, and more.

9. Summer Fruit Spring Rolls

Summer Fruit Spring Rolls

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Rice paper, while thin and not of particularly bold flavor, is a fun, affordable, visually pleasing, and versatile tool for makes eating veggies more interesting. These beautiful summer spring fruit rolls by Gabrielle St. Claire are perfect for when you’re craving a light, fruity, and nutritious snack. The pink dragon fruit whipped cream makes this treat all the more playful and delicious!

10. Spicy Romaine Summer Rolls With Peanut Sauce

Spicy Romaine Summer Rolls With Peanut Sauce

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Did you know that romaine lettuce is 17 percent protein? Or that it’s packed full of potassium, calcium, iron, and more vitamin A than carrots? And in addition to squeezing all of this nutrition into each bright frond, these spicy romaine summer rolls with peanut sauce by Laura Hemmington are virtually cholesterol and calorie-free, it has a lovely mild flavor; making them perfect for yummy fillings like marinated shiitake mushrooms, bean sprouts, tofu, and lime.

11. Fresh Summer Rolls With Seared Tofu

Fresh Summer Rolls With Seared Tofu

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These fresh summer rolls with seared tofu by Deena Mehta are delicious, super filling, refreshing and amazing!

12. Vegetable Spring Rolls With Peanut Dipping Sauce

Vegetable Spring Rolls With Peanut Dipping Sauce

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These light and fresh vegetable spring rolls with peanut dipping sauce by Faith VanderMolen are easy to make and couldn’t be more delicious when dipped in rich and creamy peanut sauce. A medley of raw and colorful vegetables give it a crunch with subtle variations in texture and no shortage of flavor. These spring rolls are a great idea for any kind of party.

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