Spicy Peanut Sauce for  Vegetable Fresh Rolls

It's July, it's hot, and sometimes I don't feel like turning the oven on. 

But my family needs to eat.

So I made these fresh rolls. You can use Star Anise Spring Roll Wrappers like I did, or any other rice wrap. The directions are right on the package as to how to prep them (dip in warm water to make them pliable) and fold them (similar to a burrito). Listen, I’m not an A+ student when it comes to wrapping, but it's the thought that counts. So you go ahead and buy these wrappers and then can use your imagination as to what to put in them. I chose to make mine all veggie and made a spicy peanut sauce to go alongside them. My fresh rolls had the following in them:

  • Cucumber, sliced

  • Avocado, sliced

  • Red Pepper, sliced

  • Carrot, shaved

  • Mint leaves, julienned 

So now that you know that piece, here is how you make the sauce.

Spicy Peanut Sauce for Thai Vegetable Fresh Rolls

Shopping List for the Peanut Sauce

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • a few tablespoons of water, to thin out the peanut butter
  • a tablespoon of reduced sodium soy sauce or tamari (I love San J)
  • a squeeze of 1/2 a lime
  • a teaspoon or two of Garlic Chili Paste 
  • 1/2 tsp sriracha- more if you want more spice
  • One garlic clove, minced


Whisk all ingredients together and serve alongside vegetable fresh rolls. 

Family friendly tip: for those who don’t like spice, divide the peanut butter in two bowls and for one, omit the sriracha and chili garlic paste. My daughter isn’t a fan of soy sauce, so for the kids, I just used peanut butter, water, a little garlic, and a pinch of salt for he kids.