Friday, November 23, 2012

Fresh Rolls with Dipping Sauce

I figured I'd post a nice light and healthy dish for the day after Thanksgiving.  Maybe make it for lunch, then dive back into Thanksgiving leftovers for dinner!

You can get as creative as you would like when it comes to filling these fresh rolls and also serve with a few different sauces, especially if serving at a party.  Blissful Bites cookbook by Christy Morgan is a great little Vegan cookbook with a wide variety of recipes.  I've made several dishes from it already.

Fresh Rolls
Adapted from Christy Morgan - Blissful Bites CB:  Asian Rice Paper Rolls

Rice Paper for soft rolls
Warm Water

Red cabbage, thinly sliced
Carrots, matchsticks
Pan fried Tempeh (in oil and a few dashed of soy sauce)
Soy sauce for cooking Tempeh
Green onion
Avocado, slice
Thin rice noodles, cooked according to package instructions

Almond bliss Dipping Sauce
1/2         cup unsalted creamy almond butter
3            tablespoons tamari
3            tablespoons brown rice vinegar
2            tablespoons brown rice syrup
1            teaspoon grated ginger
1/4         water, as necessary, to obtain desired consistency

Cut Tempeh into thin slices.  Add oil into saut√© pan and fry tempeh.  Add a few dashes of soy sauce – if using.

Big bowl of warm water to dip rice paper in, a cutting board or plate to create rolls on.

Dip the entire piece of rice paper in the water, then pulling it out right away.  If you let it sit in water, it will get too soft.  The rice paper will soften as you work with it.
Lay the rice paper on board or plate and layer in ingredients toward the bottom side closest to you in the middle, leaving  a couple of inches clear on either side of the veggies.  Start rolling, holding the filling in place as you make a tight roll.  Roll all the way up and set on serving dish.  Repeat until all ingredients are used.

Whisk  together sauce ingredients until well combined.

General Tso’s Sauce
3            tablespoons soy sauce
3            tablespoons sugar
2            tablespoons rice wine

Whisk all ingredients together.


  1. Oh my! My mouth started watering as soon as I saw the picture. These look so good!

    1. I highly recommend making a couple different sauces - they really are delicious.