Chinese Salad Spring Rolls

Ok, so I have a thing for salad. Wrap it up spring-roll style like this and I’m probably going to have more salad than if I had to “fork” it. That is because, it gives me a free hand to multi-task with out much delay. That sadly, is how a lot of lunches are consumed. But this is an improvement, especially since I use to skip lunches altogether.

Chinese Salad Spring Rolls | Bakers Royale

Nowadays, I do stuff like this Chinese salad spring roll—fast, easy and somewhat healthy. I make them the night before and grab one when I’m hungry.

I’m making an effort to eat better (and just plain eat). Admittedly, most days, I end up only having breakfast then snacking on nuts or fruit for dinner. It’s not a diet thing—more a bad habit of working obsessively until I finish what’s at hand before I take a break.

So these spring rolls, even if I’m eating with one hand and working with the other is, is a step in the right direction.

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this recipe

Yield: Makes 8-10 wraps



  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Mirin or sweet rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon dried hot red pepper flakes


  • 1/2 pound Napa cabbage, cut into 1-inch pieces (3 1/2 cups)
  • 1/4 pound snow peas, cut diagonally into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 carrots, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 red pepper, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 seedless cucumber (usually plastic-wrapped), quartered lengthwise and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 3 scallions, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro


  • 8-10  rice paper
  • 1 butter leaf lettuce head or 2 radacchio heads, thick stems removed and cut in half


Combine and whisk together all vinaigrette ingredients. In a large bowl, toss all salad ingredients with vinaigrette.

Assembly: Fill a shallow pie pan with warm water. Working with 1 sheet of rice paper at a time, submerge it in the water and quickly transfer it to a dry towel. Rice paper will become pliable within seconds. Place a piece of lettuce on top of the rice paper. Layer with 2-3 tablespoons of salad on top. Roll the paper halfway. Fold both sides of the paper over the filling. Keep rolling to seal. 

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  1. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonVivian | stayaliveandcooking says

    Oof, how yummy do those look! Great idea, will definitely need to try someday… And I still have some rice paper lying around.


  2. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonMary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen says

    These look perfect for summer Naomi! So colorful and bright and filled with all things healthy!


  3. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonAngela@spinachtiger says

    They look so good, so healthy, so pretty. This could be a way to get kids to eat some veggies too!


  4. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonTori//Gringalicious says

    I completely agree, salad in a little bundle is way more fun! These look fantastic Naomi!


  5. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonNicoletta @sugarlovespices says

    Beautiful, delicious salad rolls! I can work obsessively and forget about lunch, too, so these are perfect. Plus, they look and taste so much better than simple salad! Wonderful picture!


  6. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonBrian @ A Thought For Food says

    Perfect summer fare… and I bet one could add some shrimp or chicken or, really, whatever protein they want. Not that they need it… they look perfectly satisfying (and refreshing) as is. :-)


  7. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonDebby @ Cleaners Leyton says

    I recently found your blog and I become addicted since then. Really amazing recipes, full instructions easy to follow and of course the wonderful photos!


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