Rainbow Summer Rolls (Vegan and Gluten Free)

These refreshing summer rolls with creamy peanut sauce are a colorful addition to mealtime and are an easy way to eat the rainbow. The Co-op is filled with fresh summer produce right now, so make sure to fill your cart up with lots of fruits and vegetables! Eating a variety of colorful fruits and veggies everyday helps you get the vitamins and minerals your body needs. A simple 5-ingredient peanut sauce combines salty, sweet, and spicy flavors and is the perfect accompaniment to these summer rolls.



1 package brown rice spring roll wrappers
1 large cucumber, julienned
1 red bell pepper, julienned
1 avocado, sliced
1 package baked tofu, sliced
¼ cup peanut butter
1 tbsp. liquid aminos
2 tsp. hot sauce
½ tbsp. maple syrup
3-4 tbsp. water



  1. To make the peanut sauce, add peanut butter, liquid aminos, hot sauce, maple syrup, and water to a small bowl. Mix well with a spoon until all ingredients are well combined. Set aside.
  2. Fill a large bowl with warm water and soak rice paper wrapper for 10 seconds. Transfer wrapper to a clean cutting board and arrange tofu, cucumber, red bell pepper, and avocado in a horizontal layer in the middle of the wrapper. Make sure to leave a one-inch space along the edges.
  3. Fold in the sides and roll the summer rolls tightly so the filling is compact. Repeat the process to make more summer rolls. Serve immediately and enjoy!



By Tiffany Wu / Guest Blogger

Tiffany is a student at JMU, majoring in dietetics. Her family owned a Chinese restaurant when she was growing up, so her passion for food and cooking began at an early age. She especially likes creating delicious and healthy plant-based recipes.