I wanted something other than salad again for lunch. I still wanted something relatively healthy and decided I was going to make myself fresh spring rolls especially after picking these wrappers up while at the Asian market. Now what to put in them? Cucumbers and carrots are usually basic ingredients in fresh spring rolls. I had some tofu laying around, so I fried them and put them in the spring rolls.
You’ve probably seen these spring rolls at your sushi counter at your supermarkets or even at your favorite Vietnamese or Thai restaurants. These are so easy to make. Plus you can customize them to your liking. Some herbs like cilantro or mint or basil, rice noodles, avocados, shrimp, bell peppers, etc.
FRESH TOFU SPRING ROLLS WITH PEANUT DIPPING SAUCE
Flour or cornstarch
Salt and Pepper
Banh Trang Spring Roll Wrapper
Bell Peppers (Red, Yellow, or Orange), thinly sliced
Cucumbers, thinly sliced
Peanut Dipping Sauce (not pictured)
2 Tbsp Rice Vinegar
2 Tsp Soy Sauce
2 Tsp Sugar
2 Tbsp Peanut Butter (chunky is preferred)
1 Tbsp Hot Water
1 Tsp Chili Paste
Heat oil in pan. Cut tofu into strips or cubes. Dredge the tofu in flour and salt and pepper. Place the tofu into the pan and fry on each side for 3-5 minutes or until golden brown.
Make sure you’re working with a dry clean surface. Then put warm water into a large bowl. Place the wrapper in the bowl for 10-30 seconds. When soft, take it out of the bowl and place on the dry clean surface. Add the ingredients you’d like inside your spring roll onto the center of the wrapper. Then wrap like a burrito. Make as many as you’d like. Place in the refrigerator until ready to eat.
Peanut Dipping Sauce
Mix all ingredients together and place in the refrigerator until ready to eat.
Healthy and tasty. I urge you to try it!