National Vegetarian Week – Mango Summer Rolls Recipe

What a better way to kick start National vegetarian week than to share some of our recipes from our amazing new cook book.  We will be posting another two recipes during the week to keep you inspired with fresh recipe ideas during National Vegetarian Week #NVW15.

 With the weather heating up and summer just around the corner, our mango summer rolls are the perfect start for the week.

Mango summer rolls

Summer rolls have proved to be a very popular addition to our menu. Gluten-free, vegan and very light, they make a great snack on a hot day. They are really simple to make but you may have to go to an Asian supermarket to find the rice paper sheets.

 Serves 4 –6

90g (3oz) vermicelli rice noodles

100g (3oz) bean sprouts

1 large red chilli, trimmed and diced

grated rind of 2 limes

12 x 22cm (9 inch) rice paper wrappers

1/2 cucumber, deseeded and cut into

5mm (1/4 inch) thick batons

1 small ripe mango, peeled and cut

into 5mm (1/4 inch) thick batons

handful of mint, leaves picked

handful of fresh coriander,

leaves picked

1 medium beetroot, coarsely grated

1 large carrot, coarsely grated

For the Spicy Peanut Sauce

 200g (7oz) crunchy peanut butter

200ml (7fl oz) water

1 red chilli, trimmed and finely diced

juice of 2 limes

1 tablespoon dark muscovado sugar

4 garlic cloves, very finely chopped

1.5-cm (3/4 inch) piece of fresh root

ginger, peeled and very finely



 1. Cook or soak the rice noodles in boiling water according to the packet instructions, then drain well and leave to cool. Once cool, tip into a bowl with the bean sprouts, chilli and grated lime rind and mix together well.

2. Wet a rice paper wrapper by dipping it in a bowl of water for 15–20 seconds until it starts to soften and become pliable, then place it on a clean work surface. Arrange a few batons of cucumber and mango across the centre of the wrapper, leaving a gap of 4–5cm (11/2–2 inches) either side for folding.

3. Add a few mint and coriander leaves, then a small handful of the noodle mix and grated vegetables.

4. Bring the bottom and top edges of the wrapper tightly up over the filling then fold the sides in over it. Continue to roll up tightly and place on a plate. Repeat this process with the remaining rolls and filling ingredients.

5. To make the spicy peanut sauce, put all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk together until smooth. Serve with the rolls.

Enjoy National Vegetarian Week!