Wild Fresh Spring Rolls

These Wild Fresh Spring Rolls are one of those fantastic recipes that you can use with a vast range of different wild ingredients from Wild Garlic Buds to Magnolia Flowers, Garlic Mustard and the list goes on and on.

They make a great side dish or work really well as a starter. You can even make them out in the woods and in the past we’ve served them on our Foraging and Wild Food Cookery Courses.


For the Spring Rolls

  • 15 pre cooked prawns – or however many you fancy 🙂
  • 100g rice vermicelli (pre cooked and cut to 4cm lengths) or get some fresh rice noodles and chop them roughly with a pair of scissors.
  •  carrot, peeled and cut into thin matchsticks
  • a large red pepper, cut into matchsticks
  • 10 leaves fresh mint – diced
  • 10 Hydrated Jelly Ear Mushrooms, sliced finely
  • Some Garlicy greens – sliced. (wild garlic, three corner leeks or few flowering leeks works well – even some seaweeds work well like dulse, sea lettuce & pepper dulse)
  • 12 large 22cm circular rice paper sheets
  • A little warm water for rolling spring rolls

For the Dipping Sauce

  • 1tsp wild garlic paste – or 1 clove garlic – crushed & finely chopped
  • 1 thumb ginger – peeled and smashed up – or finely chopped
  • 2tbsp soy sauce
  • 2tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil

Method for creating your Wild Fresh Spring Rolls

  1. Fill a large bowl with lukewarm water to wet the rice paper sheets.
  2. Quickly dip a sheet of rice paper in the water to soften it – a couple of seconds.
  3. Let the sheet out on a damp tea towel and start adding in your ingredients – you can make it look as fancy as you like here.
  4. Fold the edges of the sheet in and then roll (a bit like a mexican wrap)
    Trust me you will get the hang of rolling them after a few – the first ones are always a shambles – they will still taste good
  5. Serve the spring rolls with the dipping sauce & enjoy

Click here for our foraging guide for Jelly Ear Mushrooms

Click here for our foraging guide for Wild Garlic

A nice image of Three-Cornered Leek

Click here for our foraging guide for Three Cornered Leeks

Krzysztof Ziarnek, Kenraiz, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Click here for our foraging guide for Few Flowering Leeks

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