Thai summer rolls are a unique and flavourful vegan Thai dish that is perfect for a light starter or snack.

Summer rolls have a long and interesting history. Dating back to the time of the ancient Chinese dynasties, summer rolls have been a popular snack. Over the centuries, they have spread to other parts of Asia, such as Vietnam, Thailand, and Laos. In these countries, summer rolls are often served with a sweet and savoury dipping sauce, such as a peanut sauce.

In recent years, the popularity of summer rolls has increased in Thailand, with many restaurants offering the dish on their menus. They are a great way to enjoy a light, healthy meal in the summertime! Today, summer rolls are popular all over the world and can be found in many restaurants, cafes, and even grocery stores.

Summer Rolls have a light and delicate flavour and are filled with a variety of ingredients including a combination of fresh vegetables, herbs, and sweet chilli sauce served cold. A refreshing dish topped with peanuts and cress to create the ultimate crunch and an easy vegan snack for those craving summer months!

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5 Interesting facts about Summer Rolls:

  1. Vegan summer rolls are a delicious and healthy alternative to traditional spring rolls. They are a great way to get more vegetables into your diet.
  2. Vegan summer rolls can be filled with a variety of different vegetables, such as carrots, cucumbers, lettuce, bean sprouts, and avocado – meaning you can customize them to your liking!
  3. The wraps used to make vegan summer rolls are typically made from rice paper, which is a thin and translucent type of edible paper made from rice flour.
  4. The wraps can also be filled with different proteins, such as tofu or tempeh, to make vegan summer rolls more filling.
  5. Vegan summer rolls can be served with a variety of sauces and dips, such as peanut sauce or sweet chili sauce.

You can make Thai Summer rolls ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator for a quick and easy snack or appetizer when you need it. So, whether you're looking for a light snack or a full meal, summer rolls are a delicious and healthy option and here’s how we make them!

Ingredients – Serves 1

  • 10g carrots
  • 2g coriander
  • 2g mint
  • 10g peanuts
  • 50g sweet chilli sauce
  • 20g cucumber
  • 30g lettuce Lollo Biondi (the prettiest lettuce in our opinion, but other varieties would work too!)
  • 1g salad cress


  1. Julienne cut lettuce, carrot, and cucumber.
  2. Soak the rice paper in warm water until soft and clear/transparent. Arrange all ingredients on the rice paper and roll tightly.
  3. Cut summer rolls into halves and place them on a plate.
  4. Pour the peanut and sweet chilli sauce over the rolls and garnish with salad cress.

Top tip: The perfect starter before an aromatic Vegan Pad Thai!

Team Chaophraya