April 28, 2015

Mango Avocado Spring Rolls

Mango Avocado Spring Rolls! So easy and packed with nutrition: juicy mango, creamy avocado, buckwheat noodles and tofu. Served with a spicy cilantro dipping sauce. 

Spring rolls! For spring. How groundbreaking. 

If you get my Devil Wears Prada reference then high-five, we were meant to be friends.

I think it’s pretty obvious that I am a huge fan of spring rolls– and with good reason. It’s my perfect way to clean out the fridge when I’m hankering for more than a salad or a scramble.   Fresh and light, these are my favorite spring appetizer.

These avocado spring rolls make the perfect spring snack or light dinner

I’ve been on a huge mango kick lately, thanks in large part to Trader Joe’s bringing back their frozen mango chunks. I go through at least a bag a week, throwing in a handful into my oatmeal, yogurt, smoothie or just eating them on their own. If you’re looking for a refreshing snack, try partially thawed mango chunks. Juicy, fresh, and satisfying.

Mango Avocado Spring Rolls

When we were in Jamaica this past winter, I tried the most amazing salad: slices of avocado, mango, and a spicy cilantro dressing. And when I say tried, I mean I ordered it for almost every meal it was offered. I honestly can’t think of a food that avocado wouldn’t pair well with, but mango might be my new favorite. Each bite of these mango avocado spring rolls is creamy and juicy with just the right amount of kick from the spicy dipping sauce. In other words, be sure to make extra. It’s going to be hard to share.

With a cilantro avocado cream dipping sauce, these spring rolls are hard to resist! Top down image of the mango spring rolls with the avocado dipping sauce

I’ve got news- big news! No, not pregnant which is what everyone and their mother first guesses when I call and say ‘I’ve got big news!’ —-> I guess when you’re married, 30 years old, and childless, people want you to get a move on it. Patience grasshopper. 

We are moving! Whoo hoo! Cue the bittersweet music. BL has accepted a killer job in St. Louis, MO and it looks like we are leaving sunny CA for good. While I will miss being so close to Napa, SF, and the coast, I am really excited for this new adventure!

We are still working out a few of the details but as of now, we will be road trippin’ to St. Louis the second week of June! Hello 90’s pop playlists and endless games of twenty questions.  After getting BL settled, I will be flying back to California to finish up some projects but plan on joining him sometime this fall.

Please send over any recommendations you have for road-trip must-sees along I-80 along with things to eat/do in St. Louis!

A platter of the spring rolls ready to be served

Now that the initial excitement of the move has sunk in, I’m already missing California produce. I know that I have been totally spoiled living where we do: daily local farmer markets, farm-to-fork-everything and everywhere, and vegetarian options having a separate place on the menu, not just a single option.

Sigh. I know that St. Louis will offer new restaurants and neighborhoods to explore, but until then, I fully plan on stuffing myself with everything California: tacos, artichokes, fresh fruit, and of course- avocado.

These fresh mango avocado spring rolls came just in time.

These mango avocado spring rolls are definitely something to try this spring!

If you try this recipe, let me know! Leave a comment, rate it, and tag your Instagram photos with #delishknowledge . I absolutely love seeing your creations. Happy cooking! 

Mango and Avocado Spring Rolls! So easy and packed with nutrition: juicy mango, creamy avocado, buckwheat noodles and tofu. Served with a spicy cilantro dipping sauce. #vegan #vegetarian | www.delishknowledge.com

Mango Avocado Spring Rolls

  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 -10 spring rolls 1x
  • Category: appetizer, snack, lunch


Mango and Avocado Spring Rolls! So easy and packed with nutrition. Served with a spicy cilantro dipping sauce. Vegan

  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 -10 spring rolls 1x
  • Category: appetizer, snack, lunch
  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 -10 spring rolls 1x
  • Category: appetizer, snack, lunch


  • 4 oz. buckwheat soba noodles, cooked
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced mango
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced avocado
  • 1/8 cup torn cilantro leaves
  • 8 oz. black pepper tofu, rinsed, pressed, and thinly sliced
  • 810 Rice Spring Roll Papers
  • Spicy Cilantro Dipping Sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 2 tsp. grated ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp. vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice


  1. Make the Cilantro Sauce:
  2. In a small nonstick skillet cook garlic, ginger, cumin seeds, and red pepper flakes in oil over moderately low heat, stirring, about 2-3 minutes. Place the garlic mixture, water, cilantro and parsley in a blender and purée with 1/4 cup water until smooth. Stir in lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Make the Spring Rolls:
  4. Prep the vegetables, tofu, and noodles.
  5. To assemble spring rolls, pour very hot water into a shallow dish and place 1 rice paper to soften for about 10-15 seconds.
  6. Move to a cutting board and spread out into a circle. It’s OK if it rips a little but if it rips too much, get a new one and start again.
  7. Layer the avocado, tofu, noodles, a few cilantro leaves and mango on the bottom third of the paper. Gently fold over once, tuck in edges, and continue rolling until seam is sealed. (like a burrito!)
  8. Place seam-side down on a serving platter and cover with damp warm towel to keep fresh. Repeat until finished, you should have about 8-10 spring rolls total.
  9. Serve with spicy cilantro dipping sauce.
  10. Leftovers store well individually wrapped in plastic wrap, though taste best when fresh.

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  1. I am late to the party on this post (Loved the DWP reference) but if I wanted to do this for a summer meal for dinner instead of just an app, what would be a good, healthy side to accompany it? Or I guess I could just do as a meal and eat them all…

    • Hey Jana, I think almost anything would work with these. I sometimes make them just as a light meal, without anything else or to accompany a big salad. They already contain all of the meal “essentials”- tofu for protein, vegetables/noodles for carbs and avocado for fats, so I think whatever sounds good to you works. Maybe a big tropical salad with greens, more mango (or papaya or pineapple!), whatever vegetables you have on hand and the same dressing you use here.

  2. Congratulations on the upcoming move! How exciting!

    These spring rolls are beautiful. I love all of the fresh flavors that you packed into them!

  3. I am REALLY going to miss you!! I can’t believe you’re moving so soon. But I hope this means that you’re able to start the next chapter of your life and move on to bigger and better things — like achieving that dream we’ve talked about! 🙂

    • YES! I know- it’s so bittersweet. I’m so excited and sad at the same time. But you know what they say- “When one door closes….” I will miss you! Thank goodness for the internet 🙂

  4. These look amazing! I never would have thought to put mango and avocado together, but the more I think about it the tastier it sounds.

  5. Ahh! So much to comment on! First – yes to the Devil Wears Prada reference. Did you hear the author recently released a sequel to the book? Must read. Second – congrats to you guys on the move & welcome to the Midwest! If you guys are ever up in the Chicagoland area, please let me know! Third – these spring rolls look amazing. Avocado and mango forever!

    • NO! I didn’t hear! I never read the book but I love that movie. Meryl Streep is perfection. Thanks! We are excited about getting back to the midwest- my husband is from Wisconsin so I’m sure we will be up in the Chicago/Milwaukee/Madison area quite often! Would love to get together when I do!

  6. Spring rolls are amazing, enough said. Congrats to BL and you! Must be an exciting and crazy time with planning a move cross country- hope everything goes smoothly and you get to enjoy your cali favs before you go- best of luck 🙂

    • Thanks! I know, I swear I’ve gained weight in the past two weeks because I am eating EVERYTHING at our favorite places. I’m not ready to leave some of them! 🙂 When do you head out to the West Coast?