Fresh Spring Rolls and Peanut Sauce
We are so completely and totally obsessed with these fresh spring rolls and peanut sauce! We love them as a fresh easy dinner or a midday treat! We’ve seen about a million versions of these Summer time classics online but never one quite like ours and figured it was time we threw our hat in the recipe ring!
This is the kind of fresh tasting, yummy dinner that you’ll want again and again! Definitely the tastiest way to eat raw vegetables! We have to admit, although this is a recipe we’ve made very frequently, it’s not one we usually write down or use exact measurements for, so the trial process of physically making and recording the recipe took a couple attempts.
But we’re pretty sure we have found our absolute favorite flavor combinations! Sweet mango, savory homemade peanut sauce, spicy tofu pieces rolled up with fresh veggies. It’s seriously to die for! Perfect as an appetizer, lunch or even dinner! A little bit labor intensive with the prep, but almost no wait between prep and tummy, just roll them up and enjoy these fresh spring rolls!
You can definitely get creative with the flavor combinations, we’ve seen tons of really cool versions with sauteed mushrooms and onions, rice noodles, zucchini and kale. Just to name a few! The possibilities are endless. If you are going to mix it up or if you want to keep it completely the same we recommend a few little things to make the process easier.
- Make sure you’re cutting the veggies super thin lengthwise, and try to keep everything as long and thin as possible
- We totally cheat and buy the premixed salad bag of red cabbage, lettuce and carrots. If you prefer to cut it up yourself, just remember to keep it thin
- Put the peanut sauce in the bottom of the roll, it makes it so much easier than trying to dip a half eaten roll
- Make the peanut sauce a little thicker than a dip consistency, to make sure it stays put and helps to hold everything together
- If you’re an extra sauce type of person, thin out the remaining sauce with some water to make it perfect for dipping
- You can add more maple syrup to the peanut sauce if it’s too salty from the soy
- Make sure your rice paper is nice and hydrated before you add the peanut sauce
- Take on an “as you go” approach to hydrating the rice paper, one at a time ensures they don’t come out soggy