Just around the corner from our house is this great Vietnamese restaurant that has my favorite tofu fresh rolls. They are inexpensive, delicious, filling and served with a creamy peanut dipping sauce. The thing is while it is right around the corner it just isn’t a spot we go to often since we have shifted our focus back to eating more meals at home.
Well today my craving for these fresh rolls hit me hard and lucky for me I had picked up a package of rice paper wrappers at the Asian market a few weeks ago and I had filling ingredients as well. The one thing I didn’t have was peanut butter to make my dipping sauce but I did have a bag of roasted peanuts in my pantry – so homemade peanut butter to the rescue!
Tofu Fresh Rolls with Creamy Peanut Sauce
- 2 cups roasted and unsalted peanuts
- 2 tablespoons tamari
- 2 tablespoons coconut aminos
- 1 teaspoon coconut nectar or sweetener of your choice
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1/3-2/3 cup water
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 tsp – 1tbsp sambal olek (optional)
- Rice Paper Wrappers
- Rice Vermicelli Noodles, cooked and rinsed with cold water
- Smoked or Baked Tofu, julienned
- Bell Pepper, julienned
- Purple Cabbage, shredded
- Carrots, julienned
- Baby Spinach
- Other great add-ins:
- Bean Sprouts
- Start by blending the peanuts in a high speed blender or food processor until smooth; this will take a few minutes and you will want to scrape down the sides as you go.
- Add remaining sauce ingredients and blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste. You may decide to add more water depending on how thick you would like your sauce.
- Soften your rice paper wrapper based on package directions. Place on a clean kitchen towel and then add your favorite filling ingredients. Tip: make sure not to over fill your wrapper or it will split when you roll. Once filled roll up by folding the sides over first and then fold over the top and gently roll up.
- Serve with peanut sauce for dipping
Who knew it was so easy to make your own peanut butter? It made a super creamy and incredible sauce. I omitted the sambal olek for my kids but added a big dollop to my sauce before devouring.
// What is a dish that you love to order out and could easily make at home?
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