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Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce

Fresh, flavorful veggies wrapped in rice paper with sweet and savory peanut sauce for dipping. Food should be like this: beautiful, delicious and good for you. 

Course Appetizer
Cuisine asian
Keyword peanut sauce, spring rolls, vegan dinner idea, vegan snack ideas
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Rolling time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 200 kcal

Ingredients

Spring Rolls

  • 2 cups spring greens
  • 1/2 cup red cabbage shredded
  • 1/2 cup carrots julienne
  • 1/2 cup white onion julienne
  • 1 14 oz package tofu baked at 350F for 45 minutes

Peanut Sauce

  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup tamari
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 T ginger grated
  • 1 T honey
  • 1 T garlic minced

Instructions

  1. Grease a 15" baking sheet and set the oven to 350 F. While the oven is warming up, open your 14 oz. package of tofu, wrap it in paper towels or cheese cloth to absorb excess water. Then, cut the tofu into long, thin pieces that will fit nicely into the roll. Place them on the baking sheet and drizzle some tamari over them, lightly. Leave them in the oven for 45 minutes, flipping them half way through. 

  2. Julienne the cabbage, carrots and onion. Everything except the spring greens will need to be cut into long thin strips. Chopping the veggies should only take about 10-15 minutes, so you will also have time to mix up the sauce before the tofu is done!

  3. The sauce couldn't be much easier. Simply mix all the ingredients together and voila! If you have a food processor, this is a great option so that the ginger and garlic become well integrated into the sauce and don't leave you with chunks. 

  4. Once you have all your veggies prepped and your sauce is complete, start boiling water for the rice paper. If everything goes as planned, your tofu will just be getting out of the oven and has a few moments to cool off. It is best to use a large pot to boil water in, since the rice paper will need to be fully submerged. 

    dipping rice paper in hot water

Recipe Notes

Helpful tips

  • Place one end of the rice paper into the hot water and rotate so that all part of the rice paper become soft, but you don't have to put your hands in the hot water! See the image above. It is easiest to use this method, instead of simply sticking the entire paper in at once. When the rice paper become wet, it can easily stick to itself. 
  • Place veggies and tofu in the center of the rice paper, fold the sides of the rice paper in and roll it up, similar to how you would make a burrito.