DIY snack: vegan summer rolls with mango dipping sauce

Vegan summer rolls

I have been contributing to Chubby Hubby for almost a year. During this time, I have been secretly and subtly trying to introduce the wonderful world of vegetables to you. And I really thought no one would notice. Recently I met up with Charmaine, our incredible editor at Chubby Hubby and she mentioned that almost all the recipes that I contributed are vegetarian or vegan. Busted.

Loading the body with vegetables is not just good for you but is also great for the environment. And the most important reason why I love cooking with vegetables – they are so easy to prepare and I am so lazy. When it comes to meat, unless you buy them fresh every day, you will need to de-frost and marinate them, and whip out a separate chopping board for prep.

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I also want to prove that food that is vegetable-centric need not be boring. I’ve always found it sad that when it comes to vegetarian cuisine, it conjures thoughts of salad, tofu burger and mock meat (yikes). I eat mostly meatless on weekdays, and find it fun and challenging learning the different ways to experiment and cook with vegetables.

These summer rolls are my current favourite. They are easy to prepare and so delicious. Instead of the usual thick peanut sauce for dipping, I use mangoes (and they are in season). You can place the ingredients at the dining table, and everyone can just help themselves and fill up each roll with their favourite stuffing. Bonus: the cleaning up is down to a minimum as well.

About Mandy Ng

Mandy’s journey into the culinary world began out of necessity–a means of survival whilst she was at university. She believes cooking should be simple and fun. Besides spending time in the kitchen whipping up hearty meals, Mandy also dreams of having a bottomless stomach that she can fill with all kinds of delicious things.