Herbed Zucchini Summer Rolls

  • Author: Erin Alderson
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Cuisine: lunch


Fresh summer rolls featuring zucchini tossed with shredded purple cabbage and a lovely garlicky herb mixture. Perfect for a light lunch or quick road-trip snack!



  • 1/4 cup lightly packed basil
  • 3 tablespoons cilantro leaves and stems
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1 medium zucchini/yellow squash
  • 3 to 4 small sweet red peppers
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoons sweetened rice wine vinegar
  • 1 large just-ripe avocado, pitted and cut into 1/4
  • 8 rice paper wrappers
  • Toasted sesame seeds, for serving


  • Place the basil, cilantro, garlic, and ginger on a cutting board and chop until everything is finely minced and well combined (as if you were making a gremolata).
  • Cut zucchini and peppers into 2” long strips (the zucchini should be roughly ¼” thick) or alternatively, turn your zucchini into noodles. Place in a bowl along with the the shredded cabbage. Add the herb mixture along with the soy sauce and rice vinegar. Toss until everything is well combined.
  • Prep a summer roll rolling station: Set up your spring roll rolling station with the pan of water, cabbage mixture, sliced avocado, and the rice paper wrappers. Add a bit of extra water if it is too hot- the temperature should be hot but not scalding.
  • Soak the rice paper for 10-15 seconds, just until the rice paper starts to soften (this will depend on hot the water is). Place rice paper on a cutting board and load with a mound cabbage and a few slices of avocado. Roll, tuck, and fold in sides as you go. Continue with remaining ingredients.
  • Slice in half and serve with a small bowl of soy sauce if desired.


Tips & Tricks: I love to pack these summer rolls for a road trip. Wrap them in a damp towel and place in a sealed container for up to 48 hours.

Stock up: get the pantry ingredients you will need: herbs, avocado, zucchini

Nutrition:  see the information.


  • Serving Size: 2 summer rolls
  • Calories: 227
  • Sugar: 4.5
  • Sodium: 267
  • Fat: 7.8
  • Saturated Fat: 1.1
  • Carbohydrates: 39.5
  • Fiber: 7.7
  • Protein: 3.5
  • Cholesterol: 0