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My Darling Vegan
Vegan Spring Rolls with Sweet Potato Noodles
Vietnamese-style vegan spring rolls made with sweet potato noodles and ginger peanut tempeh for a light and refreshing plant-based, gluten-free snack. Made in just 20 minutes!
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Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Vietnamese, Vegan
Servings: 6 spring rolls
Calories: 152 kcal
Author: Sarah McMinn
  1. Peel the sweet potato. Then using your spiralizer with its smallest blade, spiralize the sweet potato into thin noodles. 

  2. In a large skillet, heat 1 tbsp of sesame oil over medium heat. Add sweet potato noodles and lightly sauté for 3-4 minutes until the noodles are deep orange in color and soft enough to bite into. Remove from heat and set aside.

  3. Wipe clean the skillet and heat the remaining sesame oil over medium heat. While oil is heating, cut the tempeh into 1"x1/2" rectangles. Add tempeh to hot oil - it should sizzle when they drop - and sauté for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tempeh is browned. Add soy sauce and maple syrup and continue to sauté until all the liquid has absorbed. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

  4. Prepare your vegetables. De-stem the mint and basil but keep it whole. 

  5. To make the rice noodles, fill a shallow pie dish with warm water. Place one rice paper wrapper in the water for 15-20 seconds until the wrapper is pliable but not so soft that it rips. 

  6. Place the pliable wrapper on a dry surface. On the bottom 1/3 of the wrapper, place 1 small handful of sweet potato noodles leaving 1" on each side. Top with 2-3 pieces of sautéed tempeh, vegetables, and herbs. 

  7. Fold in the sides and the bottom over the filling. Then wrap the spring roll as tightly as you can without ripping. Set aside and continue with the remaining 5 spring rolls. 

  8. Serve immediately with Thai Peanut Sauce or wrap in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator until ready to serve. 

Recipe Notes

Serving and Storing - Serve these spring rolls shortly after they are made. As they sit, the wrappers will start to get tough and hard to chew. Serve them with Spicy Peanut Sauce. Store leftover spring rolls tightly wrapped in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Uneaten Thai Peanut Sauce can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.

Recipe Tips

  1. Don't soak too long. It's okay if the paper fills a little stiff still when taking it out of the water. It will continue to soften as it sets.
  2. Leave lots of room to fold side and bottom when placing the filling. Don't fill so full that you can't snuggly roll.
Nutrition Facts
Calories Per Serving: 152
% Daily Value
Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Protein 6g 12%
Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 1mg
Sodium 449mg 20%
Potassium 165mg 5%
Sugar 2g 2%
Vitamin A 1040IU 21%
Vitamin C 13.4mg 16%
Calcium 35mg 4%
Iron 1.3mg 7%