Too tired to roll spring rolls? You are going to love this deconstructed chicken spring roll recipe. It is full of flavor, and nutritious veggies…but don’t tell the kids this is a healthy meal!
These deconstructed fresh spring rolls are so much easier since you don’t have to roll them! Consider this a spring roll in a bowl! (It is even fun to take in your lunch box!)
If you are new to gluten free, check out my handy Guide to Gluten Free Living for inspiration and resources.
Have you ever been inspired by a dish you tried in a restaurant?
We recently traveled to Austin for a wedding. We had lived in Austin for years before we were relocated to the Bay Area. As much as I would still move back in a heartbeat, Austin has changed a lot over the years.
The skyline has added several new skyscrapers, and many of our old hangouts are no longer there. Town Lake was renamed Ladybird Lake, and there is construction all over the city.
One newcomer to Austin that we fell in love with is a takeaway restaurant called Snap Kitchen.
This place is a treasure! They have several big refrigerated cabinets full of gluten free items. The refrigerated sections were broken down into breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 99% of the foods are all gluten free, prepared with extra care. There are two microwaves on the counter, so you can heat your food up before you go.
Everything is sustainable, recyclable, and compostable.
We ate at Snap Kitchen a few times and one of our favorite dishes was a deconstructed spring roll. The flavors were crisp and the noodles were not soggy. I tried to recreate a similar noodle bowl, one that I hope you will enjoy. Hopefully, this easy spring roll recipe will be a lot easier for you to make.
Lazy Spring Rolls
Let’s not even go there with rolling spring rolls. This deconstructed spring roll recipe has all of the same flavors with almost NO work :-).
To see a fun way to make a real traditional spring roll, you can check out my friend Chef Huong’s easy to follow recipe to make your own Traditional Spring Rolls. His restaurant, Le Quy, is wonderful for those who are gluten free because he takes a lot of precautions to prevent cross-contamination.
You can also try this deliciously simple spring roll recipe, just substitute tamari for the soy sauce!
Here are some photos to show you how easy this spring roll recipe is to make:
These are the gluten free mung bean noodles I found at our Asian market. Do double check that the rice vinegar you use does NOT contain malt!
I love adding microgreens to this dish for extra nutrition.
This is what your cooked mung bean noodles will look like when they are cooked.
More Delicious Asian Recipes to Try:
- Gluten Free Stir Fry Beef and Broccoli
- Gluten Free Ramen
- Asian Lettuce Wraps
- Tuna Vermicelli Noodle Salad
Things You Need to Make this Recipe:
- 1 package of organic micro greens You can substitute salad greens., I found these at Trader Joe's
- 1 package Mung Bean noodles
- 1 red pepper, chopped
- 1 scallion, sliced thinly
- 2 avocados, cut into bite sized pieces
- 2 chicken breasts, grilled and chopped
- 2-3 tablespoons cilantro
- 3 tablespoons black sesame seeds
- 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons rice vinegar, unseasoned. Make sure the one you use is gluten free!
- 1 tablespoon black sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon orange juice
- 1 teaspoon tamari
- salt and pepper
- Boil a pot of water and cook the mung bean noodles according to the directions.
- When cooked, pour into a strainer and rinse with cold water.
- In a large bowl, add chicken, red pepper, cilantro, micro greens, scallion, and sesame seeds.
- Toss to mix.
- In a small dish, combine all dressing ingredients and whisk to blend.
- Add cooked noodles and dressing to the large bowl and toss all ingredients to blend.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 254 Total Fat: 10g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 51mg Sodium: 225mg Carbohydrates: 20g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 3g Protein: 22g