Cook's Hideout: Vegetarian Summer Rolls (Vegetarian Vietnamese Rolls)

July 10, 2013

Vegetarian Summer Rolls (Vegetarian Vietnamese Rolls)

Blogging Marathon# 30: Week 2/ Day 1
Theme: Get it Rolled
Dish: Summer Rolls (Vietnamese Rolls)
We are starting our 2nd of Blogging Marathon# 30 today and my theme for this week is "Get it Rolled". Any dish that is cooked rolled or served as a roll. Summer rolls were the first thing that came to my mind and with the temperatures soaring in the 90s (degree Fahrenheit), these are perfect no-cook rolls that are filling, healthy and delicious. They are salad rolled up into a portable package -- easy to eat and very convenient.
Vegetarian Summer Rolls (Vegetarian Vietnamese Rolls)
Summer rolls are very versatile and any of your favorite veggies can be used. I followed Nupur's recipe for Summer rolls. The spicy peanut dipping sauce is to die for -- its salty, spicy, sweet and very addictive.

Vegetarian Summer Rolls (Vegetarian Vietnamese Rolls)
Prepping all the ingredients is the most time taking and important step in making these rolls. Once you have the ingredients handy and ready to go, these take just minutes to make. They are great to make ahead and are perfect for picnics and Summer parties.
Here's how I made the Summer rolls:
Vegetarian Summer Rolls (Vegetarian Vietnamese Rolls)
For Summer Rolls:
Spring Roll wrappers - 10
Greens - 1 cup, chopped (I used Iceberg lettuce & Purple Cabbage)
Carrot - 1 small, peeled and grated
Cucumber - 1 small, cut into thin slices (if using regular cucumber, then peel and remove the seeds)
Herbs - 3tbsp, finely chopped (I used mint and cilantro)
Baked Tofu - 1 8oz. package (I used Oriental flavor baked tofu. Nupur's recipe has instructions for making your own spicy fried tofu)
Roasted Unsalted Peanuts - 3tbsp, chopped (I didn't add these)

For Dipping Sauce:
Peanut Butter - 2tbsp
Low sodium Soy sauce - 3tbsp
Agave Nectar - 1tbsp
Sambal Oelek - 1tbsp
Lemon juice - 2tbsp
Vegetarian Summer Rolls (Vegetarian Vietnamese Rolls)
  • Make the Dipping Sauce: Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl. Taste and adjust accordingly.
  • For the summer rolls: Combine all the veggies and herbs in a bowl and keep ready. Chop tofu into 1-2" pieces and set aside.
  • In a pie plate or other shallow bowl/ plate, take hot water. Dip each spring roll wrapper in the water for about 3-5 seconds. Remove and place it on a clean work surface or kitchen towel or a plate. Place a handful of the veggie filling on the lower half of the spring roll, top it with the chopped tofu pieces and drizzle some dipping sauce on top. 
  • Cover the filling with the wrapper that is closest to you (bottom of the wrapper), then fold the sides over like an envelope. Finally roll from bottom to top into a cigar shaped tight roll. Repeat with the rest of the rolls.
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Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked today for BM# 30.


  1. My kid's favourite summer rolls, even i thought of making them for this week's BM and finally i couldnt make them. They looks stunning.

  2. I love summer rolls but your sauce looks amazing

  3. Such bright vibrant colours.. very summery!

  4. Looks Beautiful and nice clicks...

    I always love the way you play with colors in your promps...

    Yum! Yum! Yum!

  5. I love these summer rolls! So refreshing.

  6. Pavani, that's such a pleasing picture..very well presented..

  7. Very nutritious rolls, Pavani..looks so inviting...

  8. OMG, these look so professional and tempting!

  9. Fantastic recipe Pavani specialy that dip recipe sounds yumm..

  10. Look so colorful and vibrant... delicious

  11. Excellent round up of all the delicious recipes. Wonderfully prepared.
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  13. Kathiroll is one of my favourites! Yours looks great :) I make it often as i never manage to set paneer properly and get a crumbled one, making it perfect for this! chowringhee kathi roll


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