RecipeSpicy Mango Summer Roll

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 140
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Total Fat: 4.5 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 3.5 g
    • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 24 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3 g
  • Total Sugar: 5 g
    • Natural Sugar: 4 g
    • Added Sugar: 1 g
  • Sodium: 15 mg

I’m on a roll—and you could be, too, if you whip up these wonderfully spicy summer rolls. Wondering what the difference is between spring and summer rolls? It comes down to cooking: A summer roll is served cold whereas a spring roll is cooked. Also, the summer variaion uses a rice-flour-based paper. I love that this recipe packs in so many delicious summer standouts, including mango, basil, cucmbers and avocado. Check out the recipe notes to become a wrap star and then feel free to enjoy all season long.

A few recipe notes:
• If your roll splits apart, you may have left the paper in the water too long. It usually takes about 10 to 15 seconds to soften, and if your water is hot, it may need even less time, only 7 to 8 seconds.

• The paper will continue to soften as you pile up your ingredients. If you’re too slow to roll, you may want to submerge or 7 to 8 seconds.

• Make sure to remove any tough stems on ingredients so they don’t poke through and slice the paper.

• Try to avoid using too much filling. It should be full, but too much can stretch the paper wrapper and cause tears.

• Use a light hand and try to avoid using your finger nails as you roll.

  • Prep time
  • Total Time
This recipe makes 6 rolls
  • • 6 rice paper wrappers*
  • • 6 to 12 large pieces leafy lettuce, such as bibb, Boston, or baby butterhead, any tough stems removed
  • • ⅔ to ¾ cup julienned fresh cucumber
  • • 1 avocado, thinly sliced
  • • ½ large mango, peeled, and thinly sliced
  • • 1 cup fresh basil and/or mint leaves
  • • ½ large jalapeno, thinly sliced into rounds
  • • ~1½ cups cooked vermicelli rice noodles, prepared according to package directions and cooled

*Sometimes called Vietnamese spring roll wrappers, or spring rolls skin


Prepare all the ingredients and lay them out in front of you before beginning to roll.

Prepare your rice paper wrapper, working with 1 sheet at a time, by submerging into warm water until it just begins to soften, about 10-15 seconds. Remove the wrapper from the warm water and place on a large dinner plate, or any flat surface that won’t stick.  About of the way down the wrapper, line the ingredients up evenly along the width of the rice paper, place 1 to 2 pieces of the leaf lettuce, 1 to 2 tablespoons f cucumber, 2 slices avocado, 2 to 3 slices mango, ¼ cup fresh herbs, 3 to 4 slices of jalapeno, and about ¼ cup vermicelli rice noodles.

Fold summer roll by rolling it up “burrito-style,” folding the side closest to you up and over the filling, tucking in sides, and continuing to carefully tuck-and-roll paper around the filling, into a neat roll. Repeat until you’ve used up all ingredients and serve immediately.

Serve with my Sesame Dipping Sauce.

Nutrition information provided for 1 roll