What you’re seeing on the screen right now is one of my absolute favorites in this hot season: veggie summer rolls with peanut butter lime sauce.
These pretty rolls are loaded (like LOADED) with vitamins and crunchy vegetables. Together with the creamy peanut butter sauce, they’re just the right food if you’re looking for a satisfying yet refreshing dish.
First things first… The summer rolls. More vegetables on such a small area is almost impossible. Cucumbers, peppers, carrots, salad, avocado, etc. And then there’s this sweet mango which fits SO WELL to the veggies.
Oh, have I mentioned the crispy, caramelized tofu already?
Guys, THIS COMBO is legit!!
The tofu is not that boring tasty one. NOT. AT. ALL. It is fried on all sides with soy sauce, maple syrup and sesame oil and gives the summer rolls not only an additional super delicious taste, but also a great consistency.
The great thing about these veggie summer rolls is that they are SO VARIABLE. Simply use your favorite vegetables and fruits. You like beetroot? Put it in the rolls! Zucchini, sugar snap peas, kale,… Cut into whatever you feel like cutting into.
It’s VEGGIE PARTY TIME!!
The summer rolls would only be half as delicious if there wasn’t a dip. In this case it’s a creamy peanut butter lime sauce. It consists of many delicious ingredients that balance perfectly with each other.
- salty: soy sauce
- sour: rice vinegar & fresh lime juice
- sweet: rice syrup (or honey)
- nutty: peanut butter
- savory: garlic
- spicy: ginger & chilli
- refreshing: cilantro
Put it in a mixer, mix-mix-mix and tataaa! Within seconds you have a creamy, super tasty sauce with an Asian touch. Mmm..
I like to mix the ingredients with a blender for two reasons: on the one hand the sauce becomes extra creamy and on the other hand the flavors combine better with each other.
But you don’t have to use a mixer. You can chop garlic, ginger, chilli and cilantro very small and mix them with the remaining ingredients using a whisk.
Veggie summer ROLLS, right?
The rolling part is only half as difficult as it might seem. Don’t be too critical with your first (and probably also second) try.
Your first summer rolls will probably not win a beauty contest. But with each piece you get more and more into the roll-flow. Trust me. YOU CAN DO IT!
But we all have lazy moments (or very hungry ones) and things can’t go fast enough. That is so ok. I get you.
Just cut all the ingredients into small pieces, throw them in a bowl and marinate them with the peanut butter lime sauce. In no time at all you have a vitamin loaded bowl of soulfood in front of you. 🙂