Spring rolls are a fun way to eat your vegetables. You can really add whatever veggies sound tasty to this mix. I can never get enough of this peanut sauce recipe. If you love peanut sauce as much as I do, I recommend doubling the recipe.
8 sheets of rice paper
8 pieces of green leafy lettuce
1 cup of shredded carrots
1 red bell pepper
1 English cucumber
¼ cup of cilantro
1 package of extra firm tofu (drained and pressed)
1 tablespoon of water
1 ½ tablespoons of soy sauce
1 tablespoon of pure maple syrup
1 tablespoon of sweet chili sauce
½ teaspoon of garlic powder
¼ teaspoon of onion powder
¼ cup of peanut butter
¼ cup of warm water
2 tablespoons of soy sauce
2 teaspoons of rice vinegar
1 small clove of garlic (grated)
½ teaspoon of agave
¼ teaspoon of red pepper flakes
First, make sure tofu is pressed and drained. Add all the peanut sauce ingredients into a food processor or blender (or a medium sized bowl if mixing by hand) and blend until smooth. Next cut bell pepper, cucumber, and avocado into thin strips. Place green leafy lettuce, shredded carrots, bell pepper, cucumber, avocado slices, and cilantro on a large plate so your ingredients are easier to access when filling the rolls. Cut tofu into small strips. Add soy sauce, pure maple syrup, sweet chili sauce, garlic powder, and onion powder to a small bowl and set aside. Add a tablespoon of water to a large skillet and bring to medium heat. Once warm, add tofu strips and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side. Next, place tofu in the sauce bowl and toss. Add back to the skillet and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes. Let cool then add to your plate of veggies.
The next step is to prepare the rice paper. Place rice paper into cold water, one at a time, for about 10 seconds each. Remove rice paper and place on a cutting board. Add veggies and tofu to the middle of the rice paper. I suggest starting with the leafy lettuce because it is softer and most likely won’t cut through the paper. Once veggies are piled on, wrap the sides first then roll the rice paper and veggies together. Make sure not to roll too tight or the veggies might poke through the paper. Repeat for the remaining rice paper and veggies. Add peanut sauce to the side and you are ready to chow down!