Gluten Free Day 10 – Vietnamese Shrimp Spring Rolls

For the 12 days leading up to Christmas, we will be posting 1 new Gluten Free recipe a day. These are perfect as an appetizer, finger foods, or simple dishes to take to holiday parties (or even make just for yourself!).  Enjoy!


  • 2 ounces rice vermicelli (60 mL)Day 10 - Shrimp Spring Rolls
  • 8 rice wrappers (8.5 inch diameter)
  • 8 large cooked shrimp – peeled, deveined and cut in half
  • 1 1/3 tablespoons chopped fresh Thai basil (20 mL)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves (45 mL)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro (45 mL)
  • 2 leaves lettuce, chopped



  1. Soak vermicelli in cold water until soft.  Bring a medium pot of water to a boil and cook vermicelli for 2-3 minutes, or until al dente.  Drain and rinse with cold water.
  2. Fill a large bowl with warm water.  Dip one wrapper into the hot water for a second and lay the wrapper on a flat surface.
  3. In a row across the center, place 3 shrimp halves down and top with vermicelli, basil, mint, cilantro and lettuce – leaving about 2 inches on each side.  Fold the uncovered sides inward and roll the wrapper tightly.  Serve with Spicy Peanut Sauce.

Spicy peanut sauce:

  • ½  cup peanut butter (120 mL)
  • 2 tablespoons water (30 mL)
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin (15 mL)
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha (5 mL)
  • Handful of peanuts, crushed

Mix peanut butter and water together until thoroughly mixed.  Add more water (1 teaspoon at a time) if the consistency is too thick.  Stir in hoisin and Sriracha and top with crushed peanuts. Serve with spring rolls.

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