Sesame Quinoa Spring Rolls –

Sesame Quinoa Spring Rolls

When I was looking for some new quinoa recipes to try, I came upon a recipe for Sesame Quinoa Spring Rolls from Cami whose blog is called como. come. cami. What I loved is that the recipe is so easy with very little cooking involved. Plus for those of us who are dealing with summer heat, this dish would be a light and refreshing starter to a meal, if not a meal itself. Be sure to click here to see the original recipe and while you’re there be sure to check out Cami’s other vegetarian recipes, which you can read in both English and Spanish.

Sesame Quinoa Spring Rolls
(makes 10 pieces)


2 cups red quinoa

3 cups water

4 handfuls of greens

10 rice paper wrappers


4 Tbs. rice vinegar

5 Tbs. soy sauce

2 tsp. minced garlic

2 Tbs. minced ginger

4 tsp. sesame oil

Rinse and drain the quinoa and cook for 12 minutes in 3 cups of water. While quinoa cooks, make the dressing, cut up the greens and whisk the greens and dressing together in a bowl. Once quinoa is done, combine it with the dressed greens.

Before assembling the spring rolls, fill a square pan with water. Then soak a wrapper for 30 seconds or until it begins to soften. Don’t let it sit for too long because it will soften and fall apart. Place the wet rice wrapper on a flat surface and with a spoon fill the wrapper with about 3 Tbs. of the lettuce-quinoa mixture. Fold the edges over and roll into a spring roll. Repeat by soaking another rice wrapper and wrapping it. Keep going until all the filling has been used.