Don’t be scared to make spring rolls at home! They’re so fun for the whole family to roll up–after a little practice, you’ll be a pro in no time. Sweet, crunchy Michigan apples add a new twist to this takeout favorite.
I’ve collaborated with the Michigan Apples to create fun, new recipes using our favorite apples. All opinions are my own!
I’m always looking for a fun new recipe for our appetizer nights, or even a light lunch. At first I was intimidated to make spring rolls at home, but once you practice, they are SO easy. Best tip: keep a small bowl of cool water next to your wrapping station to dunk your fingers in. Dry fingers = sticky spring roll wrappers.
You can add all sorts of veggies, herbs and fruits as a filler. We’ve tried mango with shrimp and jalapeños. The apples would be great with a honey marinaded pork, too! Let your imagination go wild.
My kids love to help fill the spring roll wrappers. Maddie isn’t that fond of chicken, so sometimes I’ll grill up some shrimp for her. Tofu would be great too, just make sure you marinade and grill it first!
This peanut sauce is a go-to for many dishes in our house. It’s fab for grilled chicken on skewers or I’ll drizzle it on my Asian crunch salad. Let’s be honest, sometimes I eat it with a spoon. Shhhhh.
If you’re serving these for a party, make sure you keep them covered with a damp paper towel. The wrappers can dry out quickly, but they do keep well for up to 24 hours if they’re covered. How fun would these be for a tailgate? You could also have your guests at a small gathering make their own–impress them with your skills!
You can find the wrappers and rice noodles right in the Asian or ethnic aisle of your grocery store. They’re also available online, although they’re much more expensive.
Ready to go apple crazy? Check out these other favorite recipes featuring Michigan Apples:
- Braised Cabbage with Bacon and Apples
- Honeycrisp Apple and Broccoli Salad
- Strawberry & Apple Salad with Chicken
- Amelia Bedelia Apple Pie
- Apple Cinnamon Pancakes
Do you make spring rolls at home? What do you put inside?