Dinner

September 19, 2021

Spring Roll in a Bowl with Shrimp & a Peanut Sauce

spring roll in a bowl

Spring is here and thus begins a whole new slew of recipes to celebrate the season. Although spring is here, the produce in Ontario hasn't been overly poppin' yet (did I really just say poppin', kill me). I am just waiting for some asparagus because I have SO MANY IDEAS. Yup, I have a running list of recipe ideas on a notepad because I am old school like that. But this spring roll in a bowl recipe is great for spring because it is still hearty enough with the noodles and yet light enough with some raw veggies in it.

This post contains affiliate links, which means I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I only share products and services I have personally used and love. Disclosure here.

spring roll in a bowl

Life Updates:

It's been quite a week over here. I am all moved into my new condo and doing my best to adjust to this new life. Because it's not just a new place to get used to, but also a whole new life. One that feels so surreal at times that I have to remind myself that this is my new life now. I am no longer part of a couple, instead I am just me, on my own. It's been a challenge to come to terms with the fact that I don't have a partner to rely on anymore. Especially after having someone in my life for over 14 years. It's strange to not talk to that person anymore, or to talk about your day with them and feel comfortable not having plans because you always have that built-in person there with you. You can read more about my breakup here.

spring roll in a bowl

A lot of Unknowns

Currently, I have so many unknowns and the thought of what lies ahead can consume me, if I let them. But I am trying my best to trust and think positively. This isn't something that comes easy to me to be honest. It's not that I don't trust, or I am not optimistic, but learning to let go of the fears and embrace the unknown and all the changes are hard. And not to be all "poor me" but I have been burned by people that were supposed to have my back and it can be hard to trust and leave my heart open again and again. But I know that I have to, because to close that off would be a wasted life and quite honestly what would that accomplish? Life lessons are hard sometimes, right...

spring roll in a bowl

Spring Roll in a Bowl, in a Hurry:

Ok enough of the life updates, let's get to this recipe, because its a good one! It starts off with some delicious shrimp that is left to marinade in a simple six ingredient dressing. You can leave it to marinade for a few hours or even as little as 30 minutes.

No Shrimp, No Problem!

If you don't do shrimp, you could omit them and use another protein of your choice. I think tofu, chicken, or beef could work. If you do opt for shrimp or another animal based protein source, I always recommend going for a high quality source. When it comes to fish and seafood, opt for quality and sourcing. I got these beautiful side stripe prawns from a local spot here in Toronto, called Hooked.

shrimp marinating for spring roll in a bowl

All About the Peanut Sauce:

Beyond the shrimp in this spring roll in a bowl, there is also a delicious (and super easy) peanut sauce. You are going to want to add this sauce to pretty much anything after so be warned! I have made my fair share of peanut sauces in my life and although they are simple, they get the job done in terms of deliciousness.

If you can't have peanuts, switch it up and use almond butter instead. Although I am personally partial to the taste of a peanut sauce, almonds are a close second.

peanut sauce

Pick You Own Veggie Adventure:

As for the veggies in the spring roll in a bowl you can use whatever you have on hand. If you can't find watermelon radish, just use regular radishes. Sub in other veggies such as shredded cabbage, peppers, avocado (not a veggie technically, I know), or even use spiralized veggies instead of the noodles.

cut up veggies on a plate

I definitely love my carbs and embrace intuitive eating so I don't like telling people what to eat or substitute in for something. Instead, I like providing ideas and leaving the rest to you. Because believe it or not, your body is pretty smart.

spring roll in a bowl

Although I changed it up quite a bit, I was inspired to make this after seeing Pinch of Yum's recipe.

If you make this spring roll in a bowl recipe, please be sure to tag me on Instagram or leave a comment below. I truly love seeing and hearing from you when you try one of my recipes.

Spring Roll in a Bowl with Shrimp & a Peanut Sauce

All the flavours of a spring roll in a bowl with noodles, shrimp and a delicious peanut sauce.

Prep:
45
min
cook:
10
min
total:
55
min
Author:

Jaclyn

Ingredients


For the Shrimp Marinade

For the Peanut Sauce

For the Bowl

  • 1 Carrot sliced thin
  • 1/2 Watermelon Radish large, sliced thin
  • 1/2 Cucumber large, sliced
  • 5 oz Rice Noodles any kind
  • 1/2 lb Shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup Mint julienned
Instructions
  1. Combine the marinade ingredients in a bowl and add the shrimp. Toss to coat and leave in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Make the peanut sauce by whisking together all ingredients in a small bowl or blend in a food processor or blender if needed.
  3. Slice the veggies and set aside.
  4. Cook the noodles according to the package directions and set aside while you cook the shrimp.
  5. Heat up a pan over medium-high heat and add a small amount of avocado oil if needed. Once the pan is hot, use a slotted spoon for the shrimp and add to the pan. Cook for 1-2 minutes per side, until pink and cooked through. Remove from the pan and set them aside.
  6. Toss the noodles with the sauce and place in a bowl along with the veggies and add the shrimp. Garnish with mint, extra peanuts, sesame seeds and lime. Serve and enjoy!

Let's be friends...

Comment Below

Did you love this? Let us know!

Name
Email
Message
Thanks for contributing to our community! Your comment will appear shortly.
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
apk
January 19, 2022
Thanks sharing this <a href="https://www.apkev.com/dragon-mania-legends-mod-apk/">article</a>
Susan Renee Hennings
January 12, 2022
Yes, I like it a lot. Lentils are nutritious and inexpensive.
Carole
January 2, 2022
I’m just learning about adaptogens and trying to incorporate them into my “healthy arsenal”. Thanks for the info!
MAdeleine
December 27, 2021
This is the first cinnamon roll recipe i've actually gotten to work! I let the dough rest in the fridge for 4-5 hours and then rolled and filled it, then let it rest in the fridge over night and it worked great for an early morning bake. I looked through the whole recipe and you never mention what temperature to bake at. It just says "place in your preheated oven to bake" I baked at 350. Also it would be really nice if the caramel sauce recipe was included here. All in all totally delicious, worth the effort, and I will be making this again.