If you love fresh spring rolls as much as I do then this recipe will delight. It’s easy to make and only requires fresh ingredients and time, nothing complicated.

There are three steps, the longest of which is marinating the tofu for several hours, which gives it the sweet and salty flavor of maple syrup and soy sauce. Next is the tangy sweet sauce for the rolls. Last you make your rolls any way you want on a rice paper wrap.

I think you will love this excellent vegan appetizer, which has it’s origin in Asian cuisine. Enjoy!

Tofu Spring Rolls
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Marinade time
3 hrs
Total Time
20 mins
 

A delicious vegan tofu spring roll with sauce and your choice of vegetables

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 10 people
Ingredients
Sauce
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 3 tbsp hot water
  • 1/4 tsp powdered ginger
  • 1/2 tsp powdered garlic
  • 1/3 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp maple syrup
Marinade for tofu
  • 1/2 package firm tofu
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • pinch powdered ginger
  • pinch powdered garlic
  • pinch powdered onion
Wrap
  • 10 pieces rice paper
  • choice of vegetables
  • lettuce or cabbage
  • cilantro
  • basil
Instructions
Marinated Tofu
  1. Mix in all ingredients in a bowl until smooth

  2. Cut thin strips of firm tofu

  3. Place tofu in marinade and let sit for 3-4 hours

  4. On a lightly-greased frying pan cook marinated tofu for 10 minutes

Sauce
  1. Mix tahini into hot water and stir until smooth

  2. Stir in remaining sauce ingredients

Wrap
  1. Soak rice paper in warm water for 30 seconds, until soft

  2. Thinly slice your choice of vegetables, which may include carrots, bell peppers, celery

  3. Lay rice paper out on surface

  4. Place tofu and cut vegetable in middle of rice paper

  5. Roll lettuce or cabbage together with your choice of garnish such as basil and cilantro

  6. Roll the sides of the rice paper over the ingredients in a circular direction, such as left, top, right, then bottom

  7. Serve with tahini sauce