vegan spring rolls with peanut sauce

Vietnamese Tofu Spring Rolls

  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Total Time: 26 minutes
  • Yield: 12 -15 rolls 1x
  • Category: salad, spring rolls, appetizer, glutenfree, vegan
  • Method: Vegan, Gluten-Free
  • Cuisine: Vietnamese


Vietnamese Tofu Spring Rolls! You will love these healthy salad rolls. Spring Rice Rolls stuffed with crispy peanut tofu, shredded cabbage, carrots, mint, cilantro and vermicelli noodles. Served with a spicy peanut-lime dipping sauce. Vegan and easily gluten-free.



  • 1 lb. firm tofu, drained, rinsed and pressed
  • 1 packed cup shredded Napa cabbage
  • 1 packed cup shredded carrots
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 2 cups cooked vermicelli noodles (or thin rice noodles)
  • 1215 rice paper wrappers

Spicy Peanut-Lime Sauce

  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 12 tablespoons Sriracha
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 small lime, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon hot water


  1. Whisk together all ingredients for the peanut-lime sauce and set aside.
  2. Drain and press the tofu.
  3. Heat a large cast-iron or non-stick pan over medium heat.
  4. Slice the tofu into slabs so they can lay flat on the rice paper rolls.
  5. Place the tofu in a single layer on the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes until golden brown. Remove from skillet and brush peanut sauce in a thick layer on one side.
  6. Prep the vegetables, tofu, and noodles.
  7. To assemble spring rolls, pour very hot water into a shallow dish and place 1 rice paper to soften for about 10-15 seconds.
  8. Move to a cutting board and spread out into a circle. It’s OK if it rips a little but if it rips too much, get a new one and start again.
  9. Layer the tofu (sauce side down), noodles, cabbage, carrots, mint and cilantro on the bottom third of the paper. Gently fold over once, tuck in edges, and continue rolling until seam is sealed. (like a burrito!)
  10. Place seam-side down on a serving platter and cover with damp warm towel to keep fresh. Repeat until finished, you should have about 12-15 spring rolls total.
  11. Serve with remaining peanut-lime sauce.
  12. Leftovers store well individually wrapped in plastic wrap, though taste best when fresh.

Keywords: vietnamese, spring rolls, vegan, vegetarian, plant-based, rice wrapper