Tofu Summer Rolls

30 Minute Meals, Appetizer, Asian, Cooking Methods, Dinner, Gluten-Free, Lunch, Recipes, Sauce, Side Dish, Spring, Summer, Vegetarian
  • By Sarah Koszyk, MA, RDN on
  • August 27th, 2012

Tofu Summer Rolls
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You can make your own dipping sauces like below or just buy a sweet chili sauce or peanut sauce to dip into.
Recipe type: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Serves: 12
  • Dipping Sauce:
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • ⅓ cup water
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp Asian fish sauce
  • 2 Thai or Serrano chiles, thinly sliced
  • 1 small garlic clove mashed to a paste with a fork
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
  • Summer Rolls:
  • 1 package tofu (slice tofu into 12 strips. marinate in soy sauce & rice wine vinegar for 3 hours)
  • 4 ounces rice vermicelli, soaked in warm water for 15 minutes and drained
  • Twelve 8-inch rice paper wrappers
  • 3 carrots (sliced in thin, long slices, julienned)
  • 2 Tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 36 large mint leaves
  • 1 bunch cilantro (washed and with ends cut off)
  1. DIPPING SAUCE: Put the sugar and water into a bowl and microwave on high until the sugar dissolves.
  2. Let cool for 2 minutes.
  3. Stir in the remaining ingredients.
  4. Let stand for 30 minutes.
  5. SUMMER ROLLS: Boil the water.
  6. Add the soaked rice vermicelli and cook for 2 minutes (noodles will be tender).
  7. Drain and rinse under cool running water.
  8. Pat with paper towels to dry noodles.
  9. Cut the noodles into 2-inch lengths with kitchen scissors.
  10. In a pan with hot water, put 1 rice paper wrapper into the pan and let it soak until softened, about 15-30 seconds;
  11. Pull it out and pat dry.
  12. Put some noodles onto the paper and drizzle the hoisin sauce on top.
  13. Add the tofu, 2 strips of carrots, cilantro, and mint leaves.
  14. Fold up the bottom edge of the wrapper, then fold the ends in and roll over once (like folding up a burrito or making a baby swaddle).
  15. Cut each roll in half.
  16. Serve with the dipping sauce.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 roll Calories: 110 Fat: .2 Saturated fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 20.8 Sugar: 3 Sodium: 86.1 Fiber: 0.7 Protein: 5.6 Cholesterol: 45.9


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  1. Jrzgdhy says:

    Go to the book store and get a vegetarian ckoboook. There will be ideas for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Then just make the meals and be sure to stay within your calorie range to lose weight. ex. if you are only eating 1200 calories, then count the calories for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Or better yet, plan two snacks in between. I think you are less likely to go off your diet when your meals are meals you enjoy. It beats plain oatmeal, don’t you think? What I do is I plan out my dinners, by recipes, then I shop accordingly for the week. Its easy to plan out breakfast and lunch, dinner is a little trickier.

    • Sarah Koszyk MA RD says:

      Yes: planning and weekly shopping is super helpful for having healthy dinner options available

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