Tofu Summer Rolls

As the weather gets warmer, I have been making these tofu summer rolls non-stop! They are perfect to use with whatever veggies you have left in your fridge, and make a colorful, nutritious, and filling snack or meal. Plus, they are likely way easier to make than you may think!

Ingredients/ shopping list:

  • Rice paper 
  • 1 cup cooked vermicelli (bean thread noodles)
  • 1 block tofu
  • Veggies! I used cucumber, carrot, cilantro, purple cabbage, red bell pepper, and green onion. Lettuce, sprouts, and mint also work very well.

Peanut sauce:

  • cup peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce (can substitute with coconut aminos or tamari)
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar (can substitute with 1 tablespoon regular sugar or maple syrup)
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha (or to taste)
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Approximately ½ cup water

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Cooking Instructions:

Step 1.

Prep your ingredients! Soak vermicelli noodles in hot water until softened, then drain. Set aside.

Step 2.

Cut tofu into strips and sautee until browned on each side. Finish with a small splash of soy sauce. Set aside.

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Step 3.

Cut your fillings into even matchstick-sized strips. You will want them to be similarly sized in width and length to make it easy to add to your roll. 

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Step 4.

Make your sauce by combining ingredients and adding water until the sauce is at your desired viscosity for dipping. Taste test and adjust ingredients as desired (I like mine a bit spicier!). Add some crushed peanuts or sesame seeds on top if you want to be a little bit fancy.

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Step 5.

Add warm water to a large, shallow plate or bowl. You will use this to soak your rice paper sheets in.

Step 6.

Now you are ready to roll! Soak a rice paper sheet in warm water for about 15-20 seconds or until softened, but not easily ripped. Place the sheet face down on your table. 

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Step 7.

Add fillings as desired horizontally to the center of your sheet, then roll similarly to a burrito by tucking in the outer edges and rolling through. Here’s a great video if you need an extra visual. 

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Step 8.

Dip in your peanut sauce and enjoy!

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