Too tired to roll spring rolls? You are going to love this deconstructed gluten free spring roll bowls. They are full of flavor and filled with yummy veggies...but don't tell the kids this is a healthy meal!
These deconstructed fresh spring roll bowls are perfect for lunch, dinner, and they are even fun to take in your lunch box! I go over all of the gluten free sauces to make this recipe safe for Celiacs.
If you are new to gluten free, check out my handy Guide to Gluten Free Living for inspiration and resources.
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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 gluten free spring roll bowls recipe will be a lot easier for you to make.
I truly hope you enjoy this gluten free spring rolls bowl recipe. You can vary the vegetables used, pick your favorites like broccoli, snow peas, zucchini, etc.
- Chicken or tofu
- Vermicelli noodles
- Your favorite vegetables
- Sesame oil
- Rice vinegar
- Black sesame seeds
- Gluten free soy sauce or tamari
- Lemon and orange
What Asian sauces are gluten free?
There is only one Asian sauce used in this recipe which is soy sauce. Soy sauce is not gluten free so it is important to make sure your bottle of soy sauce is clearly gluten free. Tamari and coconut aminos are also safe and work very well in this recipe. Here are some brands I like to use:
- San-J (they make a LOT of great gluten free Asian sauces
- Kikkoman (make sure you get the gluten free one and not the regular since their packaging is very similar.)
- Eden Foods Tamari
- Coconut Secret brand coconut aminos (Thrive Market also makes an in-house brand that is good)
- Bragg Coconut Aminos is also great and is more available in grocery stores.
Is rice vinegar gluten free?
Rice vinegar is often gluten free, but there are brands that are not gluten free. I used the Marukan brand. Eden foods and Nakano are also safe to use.
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.
What vermicelli noodles are gluten free?
There are so many great gluten free Asian noodles to choose from. Our local Asian market carries the brand pictured above (Saifun by Dynasty). They are actually bean thread. My local grocery store also has several great Asian noodles that are by this brand as well. More great gluten free Asian noodles include:
- Lotus Foods makes fabulous gluten free Asian noodles.
- We love Three Ladies Brand Asian noodles. They make a lot of gluten free noodle types.
- Thai Kitchen has several sizes/widths of Asian noodles for stir-frys and bowls.
- Lastly, Annie Chun's brand noodles are certified gluten free.
This is what your cooked vermicelli noodles will look like when they are cooked. These are mung bean noodles.
More Delicious Asian Recipes to Try:
- If you love Asian foods as much as we do, this Gluten Free Stir Fry Beef and Broccoli is a huge hit with my kids
- Yes, you can enjoy ramen if you are gluten free. Try this Gluten Free Ramen recipe out.
- A popular appetizer at many restaurants, these Asian Lettuce Wraps are made with wonderful gluten free Asian sauces.
- Need another noodle recipe? This Tuna Vermicelli Noodle Salad is great in a lunchbox!
Gluten Free Spring Roll Bowls
- 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.
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