These fresh, healthy salad rolls are filled with vermicelli, shrimp, and crunchy vegetables. The creamy Vietnamese peanut sauce served for dipping is so tasty!
Why You’ll LOVE These Salad Rolls
There’s something about vietnamese salad rolls that make them utterly craveworthy.
I think it’s because you’ve got all the tastes and all the textures in one little bundle. It’s the contrast of tender vermicelli noodles against vibrant, crunchy vegetables, wrapped into a chewy rice paper.
The Vietnamese peanut sauce steals the show, though. Nutty, tangy, sweet, salty and spicy; it hits all the spots!
It’s an explosion of flavors and textures, full of healthy, vibrant veggies.
Vietnamese Salad Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce
- 1 tbsp salt
- 4 cups boiling water
- 4 ounces dry vermicelli noodles if they are in tied bundles, use 3
- 1 tbsp fish sauce
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- 1 carrot peeled and shredded
- ½ cucumber shredded
- 1 cup bean sprouts
- ¼ cup packed cilantro and/or shredded mint leaves
- 20 small rice paper circles or 10 large
- To make the salad rolls: Pour boiling water into a deep baking dish and stir in salt to dissolve. Add vermicelli noodles and soak 2 minutes, until soft. Remove noodles from water (leaving the water in the dish), and transfer to a bowl. Sprinkle fish sauce and lime juice over top, and stir.
- Soak a clean dishtowel in warm water, then ring it out and lay on work surface. Take one rice wrapper and dip it in the reserved hot water for about 15 seconds, just until softened. Lay it on the damp towel, and top the bottom third with some noodles, carrot, cucumber and bean sprouts.
- Fold the bottom of the wrapper up over the filling, tuck in the sides, and roll the whole thing up. Transfer to a plate and cover with damp paper towels. Repeat with remaining rice wrappers.
- To make peanut sauce: Microwave peanut butter for 30 seconds to loosen. Stir in remaining ingredients and add hot water as needed to reach desired consistency.
Last Updated on April 4, 2023 by Jennifer Pallian BSc, RD