Summer Rolls with Baked Tofu and Sweet-and-Savory Dipping Sauce

45 mins (prep 45)
18 ingredients
makes 4 (makes 8 rolls) servings
Vietnamese-style rolls are a great addition to your summer repertoire: They require very little cooking and can be assembled at the kitchen table or out on the patio. Thanks to bean thread noodles and baked tofu, they make a substantial meal, but pickled vegetables and a trio of herbs keep each sauce-dipped bite light and cool.

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  • 2 ounces dried bean thread noodles (cellophane noodles)
  • 1 small carrot, cut into thin matchsticks (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1 kirby cucumber, halved lengthwise, seeded, and cut into thin matchsticks (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1 small fresh jalapeño, cut into thin matchsticks
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar (not seasoned)
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon plus 3/4 teaspoon fresh lime juice, divided
  • 16 rice-paper rounds (also called galettes de riz; about 8 inches in diameter) plus additional in case some tear
  • 4 romaine leaves, each torn into 4 pieces
  • 10 ounces packaged baked tofu, cut into 3- by 1/3-inch sticks
  • 1 cup fresh bean sprouts
  • 1/2 cup each of torn basil, mint, and cilantro leaves (11/2 cups total)
  • 1/3 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chunky peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons water


Serving Size (76.53 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 54.18 Calories from Fat 7.74
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.86g 5.28%
Saturated Fat 0.12g 2.48%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.59mg 0.79%
Sodium 321.09mg 53.51%
Total Carbohydrate 9.82g 13.1%
Dietary Fiber 1.03 g 16.4%
Sugars 5.77 g %
Protein 1.59g 12.72%
Vitamin A 1561.26IU% Vitamin C 5.48mg%
Calcium 59.77mg% Iron 1.2mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
bean thread noodles, small, fresh, plus, fresh lime juice, baked tofu, fresh bean sprouts, chunky peanut butter