Rice Paper Rolls with Mango and Mint
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Rice Paper Rolls with Mango

These vegan rice paper rolls with mango, mint, and avocado with an easy peanut dipping sauce are just perfect for hot summer days.
Course Main Course, Side
Cuisine Asian, Vietnamese
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 rice paper rolls
Calories 258kcal

Ingredients

For the rice paper rolls:

  • 6 sheets Vietnamese rice paper
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 cucumber
  • 3 small carrots
  • 1 mango
  • 3 green onions, cut into rings
  • 1 cup purple cabbage, cut into thin stripes
  • about 6 radishes, cut into thin slices
  • 1 cup fresh mint
  • 2-3 cups lettuce, cut into thin stripes
  • 1 - 1 1/2 cups cooked glass noodles

For the fried sesame tofu (optional):

  • 7 oz block firm tofu
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

For the peanut dipping sauce:

  • 1/4 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 3-4 tablespoons warm water
  • 1/2 teaspoons sriracha sauce (optional)

Instructions

  • Cut the avocado, the carrots, the mango, the lettuce, and the purple cabbage into thing stripes.
  • When you're done cutting the veggies, fill a shallow bowl with water and dip the rice papers in water so they get moderately wet on both sides. Don't let them soak too long, so they don't get too soft.
  • First make the tofu (it's optional but really yummy): Cut the tofu into thin stripes (about 0.10 inches thick) and heat the sesame oil in a medium-sized pan. Add the tofu and the soy sauce and cook for about 4 minutes until the tofu is brown and crispy. Then add the sesame seeds and cook for another minute.
  • When you soaked the rice papers, fill them with the veggies and the tofu (if using) and wrap them like a burrito. I think it's best to center the filling and then roll it up and fold in the two side flaps.
  • Then make the peanut dipping sauce: In a medium bowl, combine the peanut butter with the soy sauce, the garlic, the warm water, and the sriracha sauce.
  • Serve the rice paper rolls with the peanut dipping sauce.

Notes

  • If you want the rice paper rolls to be soy-free, just leave out the tofu. The summer rolls will still be awesome without the tofu.
  • The rice paper rolls are naturally gluten-free. However, I used soy sauce for the peanut butter dipping sauce. If you need the whole meal to be 100 % gluten-free, just use tamari instead of soy sauce for the peanut sauce and for frying the tofu.
  • Make sure to cut up all of the vegetables first, so you have everything ready when you start dipping the rice paper into water.
  • Don’t dip the rice paper for too long or they will become too soft, delicate, and hard to roll.

Nutrition

Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 359mg | Potassium: 477mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 79% | Vitamin C: 40% | Calcium: 9% | Iron: 9%