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Quinoa Summer Rolls with a spicy Thai Peanut Sauce [gluten-free + vegan]

Quinoa Summer Rolls with a Thai Peanut Sauce

To make my summer rolls a touch bit healthier, I’ve decided to skip the white rice noodles and add quinoa instead. Then I add all my toppings, roll them up and dunk them in a spicy Thai peanut sauce. Pretty much the best meal ever.
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine Asian, Thai
Keyword healthy rolls, peanut, summer
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 364kcal
Author Alyssa Rimmer


for the summer rolls:

  • 10 rice paper wraps
  • 1 red pepper thinly sliced
  • 2 cups shredded romaine
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa any variety (I used black quinoa)
  • 2 cups papaya noodles OR 1 large carrot thinly sliced
  • 1 medium avocado sliced

for the peanut sauce


  • Prepare all the veggies and arrange them on a plate for easy assembly. If using papaya, peel whole fruit then using a juilenne peeler, peel "noodles" from the outside of the papaya. Continue to peel until you get to the softer flesh, rotate fruit and repeat until you have two cups. [you can skip this part and just use carrots if you prefer!]
  • Fill a shallow dish or plate with warm water. Dip a rice wrapper into the water, allowing it to soften for a few seconds. Transfer the rice paper to a flat surface, then add fillings.
  • Place a layer of quinoa onto the center of the circle. Top with lettuce, peppers, papaya (or carrot) and avocado. Assemble like a burrito - fold in the sides, then roll away from you, tucking the filling in as you roll.
  • Repeat until all ingredients have been used.
  • For the sauce, whisk together the peanut butter, tamari, hot sauce and lime. Blend until smooth. Add water 1 teaspoon at a time until the sauce reaches your desired consistency.
  • Dip summer rolls into sauce and enjoy!


Serving: 2g | Calories: 364kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 514mg | Potassium: 739mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 13745IU | Vitamin C: 50.7mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 3.3mg