Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Tempeh Tuesday: Chili Garlic Tempeh Spring Rolls


Makes 6 spring rolls
- 1/2 pkg tempeh
- 4 cups water
- 1 tsp soy sauce
- few drops sesame oil

- 1 tbsp canola oil
- 1 tsp soy sauce
- 1-2 tbsp water
- 1 tbsp chili garlic sauce

- 6 pieces rice paper
- 6 stalks asparagus
- 4 romaine lettuce leaves
- 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
- 4 green onions, thinly sliced


1. Bring water, soy sauce, and sesame oil to a boil in a medium saucepan. Put tempeh in water and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from water and cool. When cool, coarsely grate.
2. Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add tempeh and fry for 3-4 mins, until tempeh browns a little. Add soy sauce and water and mix well (add more water if soy sauce is not evenly mixing through the tempeh). Then stir in chili garlic sauce and remove from heat to cool.
3. While tempeh is cooling, steam asparagus until tender. Roll up all four romaine leaves together and thinly slice. Chop cilantro and slice onions.
4. To assemble the spring rolls, soak a piece of rice paper in water for about a minute. Put 1/6 of the tempeh in row in the middle of the paper. Halve an asparagus stalk and flank the tempeh with the two pieces. Top with 1/6 of the lettuce, cilantro, and green onion. Fold in sides, then roll up, being careful not to rip the rice paper.
5. Serve right away with chili dipping sauce (sold at Healthy Home Market).

Source: vegandad.blogspot.com


  1. why not offer it in the store as a lunch option??

    1. We will certainly recommend it to the Chef and the Deli Merchandiser! We do offer tofu spring rolls at times, as well as, Vietnamese noodle bowls. Next time you're in the South Blvd. location, you can always make a suggestion to Chef Mike or our comment box. Thanks!