Fresh Tofu Summer Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce

Hey what do you know, another spring roll and peanut sauce recipe! This one is special though because I modified it slightly for any FODMAPers out there. But it’s still vegan and family friendly. These things are seriously so good I could eat them every day.

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See, don’t those look good!?
These are so versatile and you can really put anything you want in them. I made these with tofu, rice noodles, lettuce, cucumber and cilantro to make them FODMAP friendly. But you can use cabbage, carrot, avocado, mango, the list goes on and on!

And the peanut sauce is just this sauce here minus a few ingredients. It’s still every bit as delicious.

I won’t list the amount of ingredients I used because it’s totally up to you and how many rolls you want to make. You can make just a few rolls for yourself or 30 because you are bringing these to a party (excellent idea by the way). I made these with a lot of noodles because I had some noodles I was trying to use up. But sometimes I don’t use any noodle and I just use cabbage or lettuce.

Tofu Summer Rolls
Rice paper wrappers
vermicelli rice noodles, prepared
lettuce, sliced up
tofu, prepared
cucumber, peeled.
cilantro, leaves only

Begin by preparing all your ingredients. Cook the tofu, cook the noodles according to the directions on the package. Peel a cucumber and then use the vegetable peeler to peel off thin strips of cucumber. It’s the fastest way I’ve found. Slice up some lettuce and pluck some cilantro leaves off the stem. Arrange an assembly line for yourself in this order: noodles, tofu, lettuce, cucumber cilantro. Then get out a large cutting board to use as your assembly station. Last, fill a large bowl up with hot water from the tap. It doesn’t have to be scalding hot since you will be putting your hands in it after all.
Now it’s time to begin. Take a rice wrapper and submerge it in the hot water for a few seconds until it becomes soft but before it turns into unruly mush. Lay the wrapper out on the cutting board. In the bottom third of the wrapper place about 1/4 cup of noodles then above the noodles make a line of tofu. Then add the lettuce and cucumber on and top with a few leaves of cilantro. Fold the sides in first, then fold the bottom up and roll it up like a burrito. Place on a plate and start on the next. It can be a little time consuming at first but it goes quick and it’s worth it.

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FODMAP Friendly Peanut Sauce
1 cup boiling water
1 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 tablespoon lime juice
2 tablespoons tamari

In a saucepan boil 1 cup of water. Add the peanut butter and coconut oil and stir until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients. Store in the refrigerator.

And last, here is the true vision of relaxation.

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Happy Wednesday!

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