Spicy Beef summer rolls

Six beef summer rolls on a plate with a bowl of red dipping sauce.
Colourful and delightful Vietnamese-style summer rolls are light, refreshing, and perfect for warm weather, or any weather.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Appetiser, Lunch, Salad


For the dipping sauce:

  • ¼ cup seasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
  • 1 tsp soy sauce


  • Whisk dipping sauce ingredients in a small pot and heat till warm.
  • Toss carrots and cucumber with 2 tablespoons of the dipping sauce in a small bowl. Set aside. Mix the herbs in a small bowl and set aside.
  • To assemble: Fill a large bowl with warm water. Dip 1 rice paper sheet for a few seconds until slightly softened. Place on your work surface.
  • Place 1 lettuce leaf at bottom of the rice wrapper, leaving 1.5cm clear on either sides. Top with 2 slices of beef, some carrot and cucumber mixture and ? of herb mixture.
  • Fold the right and left sides of the wrapper over filling. Fold bottom edge up over filling and roll up tightly. Place seam-side down on a serving platter. Repeat with remaining wrappers. Cover rolls with a damp paper towel during assembly to prevent drying out.
  • Serve with dipping sauce.
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