These tofu spring rolls my new favorite go-to dish. These are great served as an appetizer option for guests or for one big healthy meal. I personally love eating it as a meal because it is low in fat, super satisfying, easy to put together, and delicious!
If you’d like to make the recipe even lower in fat, I recommend baking the tofu without oil in a 450 degree fahrenheit oven on a baking rack until it starts to become golden brown. If you are less concerned about fat content, avocado slices would make a really tasty addition to these spring rolls.
Tofu Vietnamese Spring Rolls
Makes 4-6 Spring Rolls
- 1 Block Extra Firm Tofu
- 1 tsp Vegetable Oil
- Garlic Salt
- 5 Spring Roll Rice Papers
- 1 cup Romaine, chopped
- 1 cup Red Cabbage, chopped
- 1 cup Fresh Cilantro
- 3 Scallions, thinly sliced
- 1 Carrot, julienned
- ½ Cucumber, seeded and julienned
- Juice from ½ Lime
- Hoisin Sauce for Dipping
- Prepare the tofu by first draining the liquid, then cutting it into fourths lengthwise, then cutting each slice into thirds lengthwise. Press the tofu strips with a paper towel to absorb more liquid. Heat a nonstick skillet with the oil on high heat. Once the oil is hot, carefully place each tofu strip in the pan. If the oil starts to splash, lower the heat slightly. Sprinkle desired amount of garlic salt over the tofu in the pan. Cook each side of the tofu for 1-3 minutes, until it is golden brown and crispy. Transfer the cooked tofu to a paper towel lined plate and set aside.
- In a large bowl toss together the romaine, cabbage, cilantro, scallions, carrot, and cucumber until evenly mixed. Drizzle over the lime juice and toss again.
- To assemble, fill a wide shallow dish with warm water. One at a time, place a rice paper in the water for few second to become pliable. Remove from the water and place onto a flat working surface. Take a small handful of the vegetable mixture and place on the first third of the rice paper, closest to you. Place 1-2 tofu strips on top on the vegetables.
- Begin rolling by taking the edge closest to you and pull it over the filling. Fold the sides in toward the filling, and then roll it as tight as possible without ripping the paper. Repeat this process until all of the mixture and tofu strips are used. Cut each roll in half and place on a serving dish. Serve with Hoisin sauce for dipping.