Vegan Summer Rolls with Avocado and Mango make for the most refreshing vegan appetizer. Creamy avocado and lightly sweet and soft mango wrapped up with greens and herbs in silky rice paper wrappers. Gluten Free too.I love looking at restaurant menus. It’s like a hobby of mine.
Seriously. Even if I’m already full and fed, if I’m walking around a city and there is a whole row of restaurants with their menus posted in the window or on a stand, you can be fairly certain that I won’t be able to walk by without stopping and taking a look.
I just love food so much that it’s pretty much always on my mind. And I’m always looking for new recipes ideas and inspiration and what better place to get it from than a tried and tested restaurant menu.
Are ya with me?
This method proves to be even better when I actually get to eat in that restaurant and sample the creations for myself. These vegan mango summer rolls with avocado are the result of that exact experience. During our first night in Costa Rica, D and I decided to treat ourselves to a nice dinner out at an Asian fusion restaurant not far from the beach where we were staying.
The first thing that caught my attention on the menu – ginger summer rolls. These were made with mango, avocado, pickled ginger, rice noodles, etc and were phenomenal.
So appropriate and perfect for the relentless 90 degree Costa Rican heat. There was no doubt in my mind.
These were getting recreated ASAP.
I’ve made summer rolls a bunch of time – from vegan veggie summer rolls to shrimp and cucumber summer rolls they are all equally delicious. Now they do take some time to prepare because you have to prep all the ingredients first – lots of chopping and matchsticking (yea I just made that word up).
And then you need to be fairly patient and coordinated in order to dampen the rice paper wrappers and then roll them up tightly and neatly.
And yes, not to fear some of them will look ugly. Hey you’re not a professional rice paper wrapper roller so no worries.
Once you’re done wrapping and rolling, quickly whisk up the peanut butter creamy dreamy sauce. Your plate of mango summer rolls, a.k.a. your new favorite appetizer, lunch or light dinner, is ready to be served.
Super light, and refreshing these mango summer rolls with avocado are smooth, creamy, nutty, salty, sweet, and just about everything in between.
What did you think of these vegan summer rolls? What’s your favorite vegan summer roll recipe? Share in the comments below!
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Summer rolls are my favorite! If you love them as much as I do check out my Vegetarian Summer Rolls and Gluten Free Summer Recipes Round Up for more ideas! And if you love mangoes there are plenty of recipes ideas in this Vegan Mango Recipes Round Up.
How to make vegan summer rolls
- 12 rice paper wrappers
- 1 mango peeled and cut into strips
- 1-2 avocados cut into thin strips
- 1 large cucumber cut into matchsticks
- 12 lettuce leaves
- handful cilantro chopped
- handful basil chopped
- 2 ounces thin rice noodles
- For the Sauce:
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon Sriracha
- 1 tablespoon gluten free tamari
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
- 1/2 lime juiced
- hot water as needed 1/4 - 1/2 cup
Prepare all toppings before you start.
Soak rice wrappers in warm water individually as you go, for about 30 seconds until they are super soft.
Place the rice wrapper flat in front of you and start adding the toppings to the lower third of the wrapper (the side closer to you), adding mango, avocado, cucumber, lettuce, cilantro, basil and rice noodles.
Start tightly rolling the wrapper away from you, tucking in the two sides as you go. Set aside
Repeat the process for the remaining wrappers.
In a small bowl combine the sauce ingredients - peanut butter, Sriracha, tamari, sesame oil, rice vinegar, and lime juice. Mix until smooth.
Add 1/4-1/2 cup hot water, mixing it in slowly until desired thickness and consistency is reached.
Cut each wrapper in half diagonally.
Serve with sauce.
I love summer rolls! Mango and avocado sounds so light and refreshing. It’s a combination I’ve used in guacamole, but never in something like this. I’ll have to try it.
I’ve never used the two in guacamole so thanks for that idea! Will have to try that next :))
Printing this right now! I’m a believer in the endless summer and this will go great with some cold sake or white wine later next week. YUM!
Haha I’m currently “living” that endless summer while house-sitting in Costa Rica so I am much in need of cool and refreshing meals! With the sake and white wine you’re definitely my kind of dining companion! : ))
Christine | Vermilion Roots says
Mango and avocado. What a great combination. Sweet and creamy. You are making my mouth water. I love this recipe!
Right?! The two were meant for each other – and just so happen to be my favorite fruit and vegetable. Glad you like the recipe!
The Veganista Foodie says
These look delicious. I’ll take to try making them.
Thanks! Hope you like them!
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine says
Mmmm these look fantastic! I haven’t made any rolls/sushi in so long!
So refreshing and light! Thanks!
Melanie @ Nutritious Eats says
I adore summer rolls. Love this version! And you’re right, time costuming, but worth it!
If only they were quick to make I would be eating them all day every day!
These look amazing and so healthy too! They are going on my dinner list!
Thanks! They definitely are super light and healthy! Enjoy : )
These look so good!! I have always wanted to try cooking vegan so this is a great tester recipe for me.
Perfect recipe to start with 🙂
Rachel Lloyd says
THis may be one of my favorite items to order off a menu, I had no idea it was so easy to create at home! This is so neat, I will be trying this one for sure!
One of my favorites too! Yes definitely easy to make at home, just got to get the chopping and rolling done!
Patrice M Foster says
Looks simple Devine and healthy your recipe is doable must try to make .
Thanks! Definitely super healthy – a real feel good meal : )
Kimberly Bonham says
Yummy! Making me hungry!
Thanks : ))
MyCookingSecrets.com | Krystallia Giamouridou says
I love-love-love mango and it’s a great idea to take full advantage of your recipe. Thank you for sharing…
I feel the same love for mangoes as you!! : ))
Chrissa - Physical Kitchness says
Oh my gosh I thought I was the only one that did that! Food is my passion so I totally get it. I also spend hours in the grocery store (if my son isn’t with me), just checking out new items, reading labels, etc. These mango/avocado summer rolls look SO good. I love both mango and avocado so win win!
Haha Yes I also LOVE grocery store shopping which most people simply do not understand lol. I just love dreaming up all the recipes I’ve going to make with the contents of the shopping cart!
Such a refreshing summer dish. Wish it was still summer 🙁
Still feels like summer here in Costa Rica — though I feel the opposite and would love a bit of cooler fall weather!
Kam Kay says
Mango and avocado. Two of my fave ingredients but never tried together. So, looks like this recipe is next in my to do list. 🙂
Two of my favorites too : ) I knew they would have to work well together and they did!
What a refreshing recipe! It’s mango and avocado, so what’s not to like? Pinned!
Right?! My thoughts exactly! Thanks for pinning : )
Oh my! These summer rolls sound amazing!
Thanks : )
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All the best,
Thanks for stopping by Heather. Would love to do a giveaway with other bloggers sometime- have never done that before! I’ll shoot you an email : )
Matt @ Plating Pixels says
I’m totally working on eating healthier and a fresh and unique recipe like this is perfect! Can’t go wrong with avocado.
Avocado is simply the best : ))
These look amazing!
Why thank you!