Boost Your Wellness with Shrimp Spring Rolls

At Think Whole Person Healthcare, we believe that eating well can be both delicious and nutritious. Today, we’re excited to share a recipe that perfectly embodies this philosophy: Vietnamese Shrimp Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce. This versatile dish is not only packed with flavor but also brimming with health benefits, thanks to its fresh ingredients and balanced nutritional profile. Whether you’re enjoying a fun family night or hosting a dinner party, these spring rolls are sure to impress while supporting your overall well-being.

These Vietnamese Shrimp Spring Rolls are a nutritional powerhouse. Shrimp, the star ingredient, is an excellent source of lean protein, essential for muscle repair and growth. Protein also helps keep you feeling full and satisfied, reducing the temptation to snack on less healthy options. Additionally, shrimp is low in calories and rich in nutrients like selenium, which has antioxidant properties that support immune health.

The fresh vegetables used in this recipe, such as lettuce, bok choy, carrots, jicama, and cucumber, are packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Lettuce and bok choy provide essential vitamins A and K, which are crucial for maintaining healthy vision and bone health. Carrots are well-known for their high beta-carotene content, a potent antioxidant that supports skin health and boosts immunity. Jicama, a root vegetable, is a great source of dietary fiber that aids digestion and helps maintain stable blood sugar levels. Cucumber adds a refreshing crunch and is hydrating, thanks to its high water content.

The homemade peanut sauce accompanying these spring rolls is not only delicious but also nutritious. Peanut butter is a good source of healthy fats, protein, and essential vitamins and minerals such as vitamin E and magnesium. These nutrients are vital for maintaining heart health and reducing inflammation. The sauce also includes gluten-free soy sauce, which provides a savory umami flavor, and honey, which adds natural sweetness while offering antioxidants that support overall health.

Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
35 mins

Servings: 2


For the Spring Rolls:

  • 16 oz. large shrimp, raw, peeled, tail off
  • 4 oz. rice noodles
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 12 sheets rice paper
  • 1 bunch green leaf lettuce
  • 1 bunch bok choy
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • ½ medium jicama, julienned
  • 1 medium cucumber, julienned
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
  • ¼ cup chives, chopped

For the Peanut Dipping Sauce:

  • ½ cup smooth peanut butter
  • ⅓ cup gluten-free soy sauce
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 3 tablespoons honey


1. Cook the Shrimp 

In a frying pan over medium-low heat, add a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil. In a small mixing bowl, combine the shrimp with olive oil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper, ensuring the shrimp is well-coated. Sauté the shrimp for 1-2 minutes on each side until fully cooked, then set aside.

2. Cook the Noodles

Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and cook the rice noodles according to the package instructions. Once cooked, drain and rinse the noodles under cold water, then cut them into thirds to make them easier to manage when assembling the spring rolls.

3. Prep the Veggies

Julienne the cucumber and jicama, rinse the bok choy and lettuce, and pat them dry. Shred the carrots and chop the cilantro and chives. Having all the vegetables prepped and ready makes the assembly process smoother and more enjoyable.

4. Make the Peanut Sauce

In a small bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, gluten-free soy sauce, water, and honey until the mixture is smooth and well-combined. This sauce adds a rich, savory flavor that complements the fresh ingredients in the spring rolls.

5. Assemble the Rolls

Dip a sheet of rice paper in lukewarm water for 2-3 seconds and place it on a plate. The rice paper will initially be stiff but will become stretchy and sticky in a minute or two, perfect for rolling. Add a few pieces of shrimp and your desired fillings to the center of the rice paper. Fold the sides in, then roll it up tightly from the bottom, ensuring all the ingredients are securely wrapped.

6. Serve and Enjoy

Arrange the assembled spring rolls on a serving platter and serve them with the peanut dipping sauce. Enjoy the fresh, vibrant flavors and the myriad health benefits these spring rolls offer.

At Think Whole Person Healthcare, we understand that good nutrition is a cornerstone of overall health and well-being. These Vietnamese Shrimp Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce are a perfect example of how you can enjoy delicious food while nourishing your body with essential nutrients. By incorporating a variety of fresh vegetables, lean proteins, and healthy fats, this dish supports a balanced diet and promotes optimal health. We hope this recipe inspires you to explore new culinary adventures and embrace the joy of healthy eating. Remember, eating well is not just about what you eat but also about enjoying the process and sharing it with loved ones.

Nutrition Information (per serving, without dipping sauce)

  • Calories: 208 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 21.5g
  • Protein: 21g
  • Fat: 4.5g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 2.5g
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