Spring Roll-Inspired Steamed Buns

Vegetarian Steamed Buns
Grilled Cheese Social
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 15 mins
Servings: 3 servings
Yield: 3 buns
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
370 Calories
18g Fat
48g Carbs
9g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 3
Amount per serving
Calories 370
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 550mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 18%
Dietary Fiber 9g 34%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 16mg 80%
Calcium 120mg 9%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 798mg 17%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Imagine if a super fresh Thai spring roll combined its goodness with the richness of a Chinese steamed bun. Well that's what's going on in these spring roll inspired steamed buns. So go ahead and swap out the rice paper for these slightly sweet, light and airy steamed buns and add sweet a dollop of some spicy chili sauce, a few creamy slices of avocado, crisp strands of carrots and cucumbers rounds, zippy pickled red onions, spicy jalapenos and umami-rich hoison sauce. If you like it hot, add some Sriracha or sambal and get ready to indulge in an almost perfect guilt free treat.

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  • 3 steamed buns

  • 1 tablespoon sweet chili sauce

  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce

  • 1/2 avocado, sliced

  • 1/4 cup shredded carrot

  • 6 slices fresh cucumber

  • 1 tablespoon pickled red onion

  • 6 slices pickled jalapeño

  • 1/2 tablespoon chopped peanuts

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Prepare steamed buns accordingly and set aside under a warm moist towel until ready to assemble.

  3. Evenly distribute the the chili sauce, avocado, carrot, cucumber, red onion, jalapenos, hoison sauce and the chopped peanuts.

  4. Serve immediately with a side of sriracha and sake if desired. 


  • This recipe is made for if you've got frozen steamed buns on hand. However, if you are up to the challenge, you can make your own homemade batch.

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