Vegan 30-Minute Thai Spring Rolls w/ Sesame Crusted Avocado, Spicy Peanut Sauce, and Blistered Shishito Peppers
Difficulty: 1/5 (5 being hardest)
Spice Level: 1/3 (3 being spiciest)
Prep & Cook Time: 30 minutes
The Challenge: Spring Rolls
Spring rolls are delicious. This is an easy 30-minute recipe to make Thai-inspired spring rolls with a delicious spicy peanut sauce! The key to these spring rolls are encrusted sesame avocado slices that we bake up for an outstanding creamy center to the spring rolls. We balance them with great spring roll veggies like watermelon radishes, bean sprouts, cilantro, and more.
To go along with these spring rolls, we blister up fresh shishito peppers in a hot cast iron pan with some light spices that are the perfect complement to spring rolls. Further, these pepers are super easy to make and absolutely gorgeous delicious. YUMMM.
Sesame avocado slices are absolutely gorgeous. The black + white sesame seeds with garlic powder and salt encrust the slices. We then bake them up so they are nice and crispy. This delicious treat makes for an absolutely amazing little addition to your spring rolls.
And spring rolls are nothing without a delicious spicy peanut sauce to dip the rolls. This sauce makes these rolls come alive and is the perfect complement to any Thai dish.
Let's go into it!
Sesame Encrusted Avocado
2 avocados, sliced in 1/2, scoop out pit, and cut into 1/4 inch thick pieces
3 tbl black sesame seeds
3 tbl white sesame seeds
1/2 tbl garlic powder
1 tsp pink sea salt
Spring Roll Filling
1 cup carrots, cut into matchsticks
1 cup bean sprouts
1/4 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
1/4 cup mint, roughly chopped
2 jalapenos, cut into thin slices
1/2 cup corn kernels, cut off the cob
1/2 cup cucumber, cut into matchsticks
1 cup mango, cut into matchsticks
Spicy Peanut Sauce
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
2 tbl liquid aminos
1 tbl sesame oil
1.5 tbl rice vinegar
1 tbl ginger, grated
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 lime, juiced
1/3 cup water
2 medium shallots, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 lb of shishito peppers
1/2 tbl sesame oil
1/2 tbl olive oil
Spices: 1/4 tsp ginger, 1/4 tsp salt, pinch of pepper, 1/4 tsp chili flakes
12 spring roll papers
Bowl of water
Equipment You'll Need:
Cutting Board . Medium Cutting Knife . Mixing Spoon . Measuring Cups . Measuring Spoons . Baking Sheet . Mixing Bowls . Whisk . Castiron Pan
Before You Cook:
Chop + wash fresh ingredients.
Preheat oven to 400F.