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Making homemade spring rolls in air fryer is a delightful and healthier alternative to traditional deep-fried versions. Air Fryer Spring Rolls are filled with tender sautéed veggies like cabbage, sprouts and mushrooms then cooked in the air fryer to give them a crispy texture.

A platter of crispy homemade spring rolls with dipping sauce.
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Air fryer spring rolls have a crispy exterior similar to deep-frying, but air frying also significantly reduces the amount of oil used, making these homemade spring rolls a healthier option. These spring rolls are filled with seasoned veggies for a fresh taste. You can enjoy them with less guilt and hassle, making it a fantastic option for quick and delicious appetizers or snacks.

If you love air fryer snacks, try my Air Fryer Blooming Onion or Crispy Air Fryer Eggplants.

Why You’ll Love This Veggie Spring Roll Recipe

  • It’s crispy and delicious. Achieve the perfect golden-brown exterior with a satisfying crunch in every bite.
  • It’s customizable. Customize the filling with your favorite vegetables, protein, and seasonings for endless flavor variations.
  • Easy and Convenient: These spring rolls are easy to prepare, and cooking them in the air fryer is a breeze. There is very little mess, and you get hot, crispy spring rolls in minutes. 
  • Healthier Option: Air-frying eliminates the need for excess oil, making these spring rolls lighter and lower in fat compared to traditional deep-fried versions.

Ingredients for Spring Rolls

  • Vegetable Oil: Use your favorite light, neutral-flavored oil. 
  • Aromatics: Add minced garlic and ginger for flavor and aroma.
  • Bean Sprouts: You can use fresh bean sprouts or canned bean sprouts that have been drained and rinsed. 
  • Cabbage: Use both red and green cabbage that has been shredded. 
  • Carrots: Peel and shred carrots or look for a bag of pre-shredded cabbage and carrots to save time.  
  • Mushrooms: Thinly slice mushrooms. I used white but use your favorite mushrooms. 
  • Green Onion: Chopped green onion is mild in flavor and compliments the other vegetables. 
  • Sugar: A small amount of sugar adds a touch of sweetness. You can eliminate the sugar if desired. 
  • Seasoning: Season well with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Cornstarch: Adding a bit of cornstarch thickens the juices put off by the veggies for a nice spring roll filling. 
  • Egg Roll Wrappers: Look for egg roll wrappers with refrigerated foods in the produce section. 
Ingredients needed for air fryer spring rolls.

How To Make Air Fryer Spring Rolls

Step 1: Prepare the equipment. Preheat the Air Fryer to 400 degrees F. 

Step 2: Sauté the veggies. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add oil. Once the oil is hot, add the minced garlic and ginger and saute for a minute. Add in the veggies; bean sprouts, red cabbage, green cabbage, carrots, and mushrooms. Cook for 3-5 minutes until the veggies start to soften and release moisture. Add in the green onions, sugar, salt, and pepper.

how to cook veggies for spring rolls.

Step 3: Thicken with cornstarch. Sprinkle the cornstarch over the veggies and give it a quick mix. Remove the skillet from the heat and let the prepared veggie mixture cool down completely.

How to fill and roll a spring roll.

Step 4: Prepare the spring rolls. Place an egg roll wrapper on a cutting board, and wet the edges of the wrapper with water. Add 2-3 tablespoons of prepared veggie mixture to the center of the egg roll wrapper. Roll once and fold the side ends inwards. Now tightly roll the wrapper and seal the edges.

before and after photo of spring rolls cooking in an air fryer.

Step 5: Air fry the homemade spring rolls. Brush the egg rolls generously with oil and place them in the Air Fryer basket. Cook for 12-15 minutes by flipping the spring rolls halfway through and cook until the spring rolls turn golden and crispy.

Step 6: Garnish and serve. Once done, garnish the spring rolls with green onions and serve while it is still warm with sweet chili sauce. 

Tips To Make Homemade Spring Rolls

  • Seal Properly: Ensure the spring rolls are tightly sealed with the cornstarch slurry to prevent them from unraveling.
  • Preheat the Air Fryer: Preheating ensures that the spring rolls cook evenly and crisp up nicely.
  • Space Them Out: Arrange the spring rolls in a single layer in the air fryer basket, leaving space between each one for proper air circulation.
  • Flip halfway through cooking to ensure even browning and crispness.
  • Serve Immediately: Air fryer spring rolls are best enjoyed immediately after cooking when they are crispy. 

Alternative Cooking

  • Deep-Fried Spring Rolls: If you prefer, you can deep-fry the spring rolls in hot oil until golden and crispy.
  • Oven-Baked Spring Rolls: Bake the spring rolls in a preheated oven at 400°F (200°C) for 20-25 minutes, flipping halfway through, until crispy and golden.
  • Gluten-Free Spring Rolls: Use gluten-free spring roll wrappers and tamari instead of soy sauce for a gluten-free option.

Cooking Variations

  1. Vegetarian Spring Rolls: Omit the meat and use a combination of tofu or mushrooms for a vegetarian-friendly option.
  2. Seafood Spring Rolls: Use shrimp, crab, or a combination of seafood for a flavorful twist on traditional spring rolls.
  3. Baked Spring Rolls: If you don’t have an air fryer, bake the spring rolls in the oven until crispy and golden
A veggie filled spring roll rests on a plate.

Storing and Reheating

Storing: Spring rolls are best served fresh, but they can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Reheating: Reheat them in the air fryer for several minutes until warm and crispy.  

Freezing: Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and freeze until firm. Once frozen, transfer them to a freezer bag for long-term storage. When ready to cook, air-fry them directly from frozen, adding a few extra minutes to the cooking time.

What to Serve with Air Fryer Spring Rolls?

Air Fryer Spring Rolls are the perfect appetizer for your favorite Asian meals such as Thai Coconut Shrimp Curry, Asian Beef Lettuce Wraps, Chinese Salt and Pepper Chicken, or Chili Garlic Oil Noodles.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know when spring rolls are done?

The filling for the spring rolls has already been cooked. Air frying spring rolls will crisp up the wrapper and heat the filling. The wrappers should be golden in color and crispy all over. 

Can I use different dipping sauces for serving?

Absolutely! Try dipping the spring rolls in sweet chili sauce, hoisin sauce, peanut sauce, or soy sauce mixed with rice vinegar for added flavor.

Close up of an air fried spring roll.

More Asian Appetizer Recipes

Overall, Air Fryer Spring Rolls are incredibly versatile and can be served alongside a wide range of dishes to enhance their flavor and texture. This is a healthier and delicious alternative to traditional deep-fried versions. With a crispy exterior and flavorful filling, these spring rolls are sure to impress family and friends alike.

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5 from 4 votes

Air Fryer Spring Rolls

Making homemade spring rolls in air fryer is a delightful and healthier alternative to traditional deep-fried versions. They are filled with tender sauteed veggies like cabbage, sprouts and mushrooms then cooked in the air fryer to give them a crispy texture.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12 Servings

Ingredients 

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, minced
  • 2 cups bean sprouts
  • 1 cup red cabbage, shredded
  • 1 cup green cabbage, shredded
  • 1 cup carrots, skin peeled and shredded
  • 1 cup white mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons green onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 12 egg roll wrappers

Instructions 

  • Preheat the Air Fryer to 400 degrees F.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add oil. Once the oil is hot, add the minced garlic and ginger and saute for a minute.
  • Add in the veggies; bean sprouts, red cabbage, green cabbage, carrots, and mushrooms. Cook for 3-5 minutes until the veggies start to soften and release moisture. Add in the green onions, sugar, salt, and pepper.
  • Sprinkle the cornstarch over the veggies and give it a quick mix. Remove the skillet from the heat and allow the prepared veggie mixture to cool down completely.
  • Place an egg roll wrapper on a cutting board, and wet the edges of the wrapper with water.
  • Add 2-3 tablespoons of prepared veggie mixture to the center of the egg roll wrapper. Roll once and fold the side ends inwards. Now tightly roll the wrapper and seal the edges.
  • Brush the egg rolls generously with oil and place them in the Air Fryer basket.
  • Cook for 12-15 minutes by flipping the spring rolls halfway through and cook further until the spring rolls turn golden and crispy.
  • Once done, garnish the spring rolls with green onions and serve while it is still warm with sweet chili sauce.

Notes

  • Seal Properly: Ensure the spring rolls are tightly sealed with the cornstarch slurry to prevent them from unraveling.
  • Preheat the Air Fryer: Preheating ensures that the spring rolls cook evenly and crisp up nicely.
  • Space Them Out: Arrange the spring rolls in a single layer in the air fryer basket, leaving space between each one for proper air circulation.
  • Flip halfway through cooking to ensure even browning and crispness.
  • Serve Immediately: Air fryer spring rolls are best enjoyed immediately after cooking when they are crispy.

Nutrition

Calories: 76kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 0.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 280mg | Potassium: 130mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1886IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg
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