Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Gluten Free Spring Rolls

When I came across this recipe at Use Real Butter, I knew I had to try it. These gluten free spring rolls are a combination of fresh ingredients wrapped in a tapioca spring roll wrapper, and accompanied with a peanut dipping sauce. The flavors and textures in the spring rolls are incredible. Aside from a little prep work up front, spring rolls are an easy meal to make. Use any fillings you like. I used: lettuce, red bell pepper, jicama, and cucumber.

On this plate; cilantro, scallions, mung bean sprouts, basil

I also added shrimp and chicken. I marinated the shrimp using the following marinade:
juice from 2 limes
2 Tbs brown sugar
4 Tbs fish sauce
2 cloves of garlic (pressed)
1-1/2 tsp chili paste
Marinade for about an hour before grilling

To make your spring roll; fill a shallow dish with warm water, place the tapioca wrapper in the water until it becomes soft and pliable, (about 10-20 seconds) pile on the filling.

Roll the wrapper tight, similar to making a burrito.

Slice and dip in soy- peanut sauce:
Peanut Sauce
1/4 cup GF soy sauce
1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
1 Tbs rice vinegar
2 cloves garlic (pressed)
1 tsp chili paste
warm water
Mix all ingredients thoroughly, add just enough water to achieve the desired consistency.

Eat and Enjoy!!!


  1. Love a good spring roll! It's always interesting to see how each person fill their rolls.

  2. I've had a package of those silly wraps in my cupboard for years! :) I can't get over the finished texture. I always complain about that don't I? It's a wonder I eat anything. :) I need to try this, I'm sure the kids would love it. Your marinade and peanut sauce look delicious.

  3. That looks great. I haven't tried those wraps in a while. I didn't do that well with them the last time I tried, but this makes me want to try again.

  4. You find some of the best wrap things. So what is the name of the tapioca wraps and where can I get some too!

  5. I want these tapioca wraps, too. I haven't had spring rolls for over 6 years. I love, love, love them. Thanks for posting this!

  6. That sounds delicious! What a great find with those wraps.

  7. I added a picture of the spring roll package to my post. I found these wrappers in the Asian food section at Whole Foods. I'm sure that they are available at similar stores as well.

  8. Those look great and you made it sound somewhat easy. Spring rolls have always intimidated me, I think I will take them on now :)

  9. This is a great easy meal to make, ideal for summer too. I love the fresh ingredients!

    Thank you for stopping by my blog :D.

  10. I've seen these spring roll packages and always want to buy them, but am never sure quite what to do. Thanks for the recipe. Maybe next time I pass by them in the store, I'll get them.

  11. Brian these are awesome! I think technically they are called salad rolls (spring rolls are deep fried). I love making these! Thanks for linking :)

  12. Where did you get the wrappers? I'm looking everywhere for them and can't find them! I'm allergic to rice so tapioca would be ideal. Help please!

  13. Hi RIL, I'm not sure where you live but I have found these wrappers at New Seasons Market, Whole Foods Market, and Winco. If you have an Asian specialty store in your area, I bet they would carry them as well. I hope you can find these, they are great wrappers. Good Luck, Brian