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Eat-the-Rainbow Spring Rolls

A fun and fresh invitation to ‘eat the rainbow’ for optimal nutrition and health!

  • Author: Dr. Rosane Oliveira
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
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Spring Rolls

  • 1 cup carrot, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup mango, sliced in strips
  • 1 cup vermicelli noodles, cooked
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup purple cabbage, thinly shredded
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, fresh (optional)
  • 1/4 cup mint, fresh
  • 3 cups water
  • 8 rice spring roll papers

Sweet and Spicy Peanut Sauce

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter, roasted, oil-free, salt-free
  • 23 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tbsp tamari, low-sodium
  • 1 tbsp lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • Water, hot


  1. Prep all veggies and arrange in bowls or plates to simplify assembling.
  2. Make sauce by whisking together all ingredients in a bowl then adding hot water to thin to desired consistency.
  3. Boil 3 cups water then cool slightly.
  4. Add water to a shallow dish then submerge rice paper until soft, about 15 seconds.
  5. Transfer to a clean surface and add desired fillings. Fold top and bottom then roll over, folding as needed to seal.
  6. Transfer to a plate and cover with a damp towel.
  7. Continue steps 3-5 until all spring rolls are assembled. Serve with sauce.

Notes: These spring rolls are best when served fresh.

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Rosane Oliveira, DVM, PhD

President & CEO, Plant-Based Life Foundation | Dr. Rosane Oliveira combines a lifelong passion for nutrition with 25 years of genetics research to create programs that help people develop healthy habits on their journey towards a more plant-based lifestyle. She is a Visiting Clinical Professor in Public Health Sciences and was the founding director of the first Integrative Medicine program at the UC Davis School of Medicine. She completed her postgraduate studies in Brazil and did her postdoctoral training in immunogenetics and functional genomics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.