Vegan Tofu Spring Roll Recipe

RECIPES, Savory Food, VeganCrush | September 9, 2020 | By

Vegan Tofu Spring Roll Recipe

You’ve never really had a Spring Roll until you’ve tried homemade ones!! These perfectly crisp and juice dripping tofu rolls are worth getting messy in the kitchen for. 

They are refreshing, colorful and fun to make.

Spring rolls are not difficult to make and since your filling is already fully cooked you only have to fry them long enough to cook the spring roll wrappers to a perfect golden brown.

Explore the different combination of filling according to your preference. It is not hard to wrap the spring roll. Wrap the filling tightly so that there is no space inside. The spring roll does not look good aesthetically if it is partially empty.  

 

These Spring Rolls are so tasty and juicy that you don’t event need any condiments, but I do like to have a refreshing contrast to the savoury crispy bites. So, instead of a sweet and sour sauce I made a thick and creamy herbed tofu dip. Full of flavours from the fresh herbs, lemon juice and garlic.

 

 

You can prepare spring rolls ahead of time to keep in the freezer for a quick bite. To fry them once they’ve been frozen, just drop the frozen spring rolls directly in hot oil. Do not thaw them!

Spring rolls not only go well as a snack but also in curries. Check out my spring roll green curry recipe for a fun and new take on how to enjoy the rolls!

 

PS: If you make my vegan spring rolls, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram as @maricelsvegancrush and use the #maricelsvegancrush hashtag. I love seeing your takes on my recipes. Happy creating!

 

Mini Tofu Spring Roll

Servings 15 pieces

Ingredients
  

  • 100 g red cabbage or beetroot minced
  • 250 g firm tofu
  • 4 TBSP vegetable oil for filling
  • 4 TBSP light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 15 sheets vegan spring roll pasty
  • 4-6 TBSP vegetable oil for frying

Instructions
 

  • Slice the tofu into approximately one-inch cubes. Then using either your hands or a fork, crumble it slightly into minced consistency. Heat oil in a skillet or wok over high heat. Add the tofu and cook for about 5min. Season with soy sauce and black pepper. Add the cabbage and cook for another 5min. Set aside and let cook for a little bit.
  • Carefully peel off one spring roll wrapper. Place the wrapper in a diamond position and add about 1 tablespoon of filling on the bottom. Roll up halfway, fold sides in, then finish rolling. Dab a little water along the edges and seal the roll. Repeat. You should get total 15 mini spring rolls.
  • Heat oil in a pan and carefully place spring rolls in the oil and cook, turning occasionally, until deep golden - around 1-2 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain. Dip into a yummy sauce! That's the real fun part.

Notes

* To bake the spring rolls, preheat oven to 425 degrees, place rolls on a rack over a foiled lined baking sheet and spray with cooking spray. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden and crispy.