Tofu Spring Rolls With Mango and Avocado

BY : PUBLISHED : August 23rd, 2022

When the weather starts heating up, we like to serve these fresh tofu spring rolls with avocado and mango. They're quick (ready in less than 30 minutes), easy, and the only cooking required is some water heated in a tea kettle.

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several completed Tofu Spring Rolls With Mango and Avocado plated on a plate

Spring rolls aren't an exact science so feel free to add herbs or substitute additional vegetables or fruits. You should feel free to make them the way you want to eat them! 

If you've never worked with rice paper, it may seem a bit tricky at first. Just keep trying until you get it! The first few may be a little messy but fortunately, not-so-aesthetic spring rolls still taste delicious.

If you love the flavors in these vegan spring rolls, you may also enjoy this spicy sesame tofu stir fry or this summer roll bowl.

Why This Recipe Works

  • Virtually no cooking is required. This makes tofu spring rolls perfect for hot summer days! 
  • Great flavor and texture. Crunchy cucumbers, creamy avocado, sweet mango, and fresh herbs go a long way in contributing to the distinctive combination in these tofu spring rolls.
  • Tofu spring rolls make a delightful appetizer. Perfect for outdoor dinners, summer meals, and dinner parties.

What Goes Into Vegan Spring Rolls

I know the ingredient list may look a bit long but the flavor in these vegan spring rolls is worth it! Once you get everything prepped and you've rolled your first one, it goes pretty quickly.

ingredients for Tofu Spring Rolls With Mango and Avocado on a white surface
  • Rice noodles: You may be able to find rice noodles in your local grocery store but if not, they will be available in most international markets. For spring rolls, I recommend using thinner rice noodles, similar in size to angel hair possible. They are easier to work with for spring rolls.
  • Firm tofu: Make sure you are using regular, firm tofu. If you are new to working with tofu you can learn more about it in this Guide to Tofu.
  • Mango: Make sure you choose a fresh, ripe mango to make these mango spring rolls with avocado. It should have a fragrant smell at the stem end and slightly give when squeezed.
  • English cucumber: The crisp texture of this almost seedless cucumber works best for making spring rolls.
  • Avocado: Creamy ripe avocado adds a nice texture to these homemade spring rolls with tofu.
  • Herbs: Fresh basil leaves and cilantro are essential for the best flavored spring rolls.
  • Rice paper: This delicate dough made from the rice paper plant (yes, that’s a thing!) can be found at some grocery stores or international markets. If you want to learn more about working with rice paper, this post by Inspired Taste on how to buy and use rice paper is super helpful.

How To Make Vegan Spring Rolls

  • 1) First, prepare the rice noodles according to the package. In most instances, the method involves placing the noodles in a dish and pouring boiling water to cover them. Let them sit for 15 minutes and they will soften. When ready be sure to drain thoroughly.
  • 2) While the noodles are soaking, cut tofu, mango, cucumber, and avocado into thin slices and chop the herbs.
  • 3) Fill a wide shallow dish with warm water for soaking rice wrappers.
  • 4) Assemble rolls one at a time. Dip the rice wrapper in the water to soften it only for a few seconds. Remove from the water and shake off excess water. 
  • 5) Place a slice or two of tofu, mango, cucumber, and avocado in the middle of the wrapper, about ⅓ of the way from the bottom. 
  • 6) Next, add a small handful of rice noodles on top and sprinkle with a large pinch of basil and cilantro. 
the addition of veggies on the rice wrapper
  • 7) Roll the spring roll as you would a burrito. First, roll over the edge up and over the filling, then tuck in the sides, and finally finish up by rolling it the rest of the way.
post rolling of spring rolls ingredients on a speckled white surface
  • 8) Repeat with the remaining ingredients. Serve up immediately with your favorite sauce.

Expert Tips 

  • Ingredient prep. It’s important to prep all the ingredients to make vegan spring rolls in advance of starting to roll.
  • Thin, small pieces. The spring rolls will be easier to roll if all the ingredients are cut into small pieces.
  • Don’t overfill. If you put too many ingredients inside they will be more difficult to roll and may even burst apart.
  • Work with the rice paper one at a time. The paper is delicate and working slowly is the best approach.
  • Be patient. Rice paper can be a little tricky at the start but with a little practice, it gets easier.
  • Store leftovers. These avocado spring rolls are best served immediately. If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container covered with a damp paper towel for up to three days. The rice paper may become more brittle or soggy the longer they sit.

FAQs

Are spring rolls vegan?

Typically the wrappers used to make spring rolls are vegan but it’s always a good idea to check the ingredient list just to be sure. Ingredients in these spring rolls may be vegan but if you aren’t making them, it’s a good idea to clarify what ingredients are used.

How do I store opened rice paper for spring rolls?

Store it in a well-sealed container or bag in the pantry at room temperature. 

What do I do if the wrapper tears while I am working with it?

The rice paper is delicate and tears may happen. If a tear occurs, simply overlap the two torn edges and keep on rolling it up. 

Help - my rice paper rolls keep falling apart! What am I doing wrong?

First, make sure you aren’t overstuffing the rolls with too many ingredients. You want to use just a few strips of each. Next, make sure you aren’t letting the rice paper soak in the water for too long. You want to only dip it enough to soften it so it’s pliable.

several completed Tofu Spring Rolls With Mango and Avocado plated on a plate

Variations

Like I said before, the ingredients in tofu spring rolls are super flexible! Just keep in mind that texture is important so it’s good to include a few crunchy vegetables or other ingredients for the perfect combination of opposing textures.

  • Nuts: Sometimes I like to add chopped peanuts for a nice crunch to the spring rolls.
  • Spicy: You can add thinly sliced chilies or a drizzle of Sriracha for a spicy tofu spring roll. Or serve them up with a spicy dipping sauce on the side.
  • Veggies: Feel free to swap out the veggies. Thinly sliced carrots, bell peppers, green onions, and zucchini are just a few. Just be sure to watch out for wet veggies which may make the spring rolls too soggy.
  • No tofu: You can also make vegan spring rolls without tofu if you prefer a soy-free option.

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Photos by Alfonso Revilla

several completed Tofu Spring Rolls With Mango and Avocado plated on a plate
several completed Tofu Spring Rolls With Mango and Avocado plated on a plate

Tofu Spring Rolls with Mango and Avocado

Honor
When the weather starts heating up, we like to serve these fresh tofu spring rolls with avocado and mango. They're quick (ready in just 30 minutes), easy, and the only cooking required is some water heated in a tea kettle.
5 from 63 votes
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Asian
Servings 24 rolls
Calories 81 kcal
METHOD Stovetop
DIET Vegan

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 6 ounces of rice noodles
  • 14 to 16 ounces of firm tofu drained
  • 1 ripe mango
  • 1 English cucumber
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • Handful of basil
  • Handful of cilantro
  • 6 ounces of rice paper spring roll wrappers

Instructions
 

  • Cook rice noodles according to package OR place in dish, pour boiling water to cover, and allow to soften for 15 minutes. Drain thoroughly.
  • In the meantime, cut tofu, mango, cucumber, and avocado into thin slices.
  • Chop herbs.
  • Fill a wide, shallow dish with warm water to soak rice wrappers in.
  • Assemble rolls one at a time. Start by soaking the rice wrapper in warm water until softened (this will only take a few seconds). Place a slice or two of tofu, mango, cucumber, and avocado in the middle of the wrapper, about ⅓ of the way from the bottom. Top with a small handful of rice noodles. Sprinkle with a large pinch of basil and cilantro. Roll the spring roll as you would a burrito.

Notes

  • Ingredient prep. It’s important to prep all the ingredients in advance of starting to roll.
  • Thin, small pieces. The spring rolls will be easier to roll if all the ingredients are cut into small pieces.
  • Don’t overfill. If you put too many ingredients inside they will be more difficult to roll and may even burst apart.
  • Work with the rice paper one at a time. The paper is delicate and working slowly is the best approach.
  • Be patient. Rice paper can be a little tricky at the start but with a little practice, it gets easier.
  • Store leftovers. These avocado spring rolls are best served immediately. If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container covered with a damp paper towel for up to three days. The rice paper may become more brittle or soggy the longer they sit.

Nutrition

Calories: 81kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 3gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 55mgPotassium: 83mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 135IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 1mg
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About Honor

Loves baking, gardening and preparing delicious, compassionate meals for her vegan family of four.

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  1. Teodora says

    5 stars
    So fresh and tasteful! Perfect combo!

    • Andrea White says

      Agreed! Nothing like mango and avocado!

  2. Gina H. says

    5 stars
    I love these spring rolls! The mango and avocado are really great together 😀

    • Andrea White says

      The ultimate duo!!

  3. Rachel says

    5 stars
    Love the combo of avocado and mango—so yummy! And love that it didn't require any cooking!

    • Andrea White says

      It's definitely quite the combo of my two favorite things!

  4. Janaye says

    5 stars
    Omg this look incredible I could eat this right now!

    • Andrea White says

      You'd love them! So fresh-tasting, light, and filling all in one!

  5. megane says

    5 stars
    I absolutely love these spring rolls! So light, fresh and tasty. Thanks again Andrea. Your recipes are always so good.

    • Andrea White says

      This one is by Honor and it sure is a good one! I've been loving them also!

  6. Nancy says

    5 stars
    Ohhh I love how soft the Center is

    • Andrea White says

      Soft, crunchy, and oh so tasty!

  7. Nora says

    5 stars
    These spring rolls turned out perfectly! Love the taste! Thanks for this wonderful recipe!

    • Andrea White says

      Nothing like spring rolls to enjoy! So glad you enjoyed the taste 🙂

  8. Agnieszka says

    5 stars
    Made these spring rolls and they were sensational! The mango and avocado are a perfect match. They were fresh, easy to make and delicious.

    • Andrea White says

      The ultimate yummy combo! So glad you enjoyed them 🙂

  9. Audrey says

    5 stars
    These were so refreshing and easy to make too!

    • Andrea White says

      Each roll gets easier and easier!

  10. Rupali says

    5 stars
    Such a light and refreshing snack to have with some iced tea! Perfect for summer afternoons.

    • Andrea White says

      It's a great nutrient-packed summer recipe!

  11. Deb says

    5 stars
    So heathy and lite, the perfect afternoon lunch for me today in the hot desert sun.

    • Andrea White says

      It's light yet filling all in one! Stay cool!

      • Helen at the lazy gastronome says

        5 stars
        These spring rolls taste as great as they look! The sweet mango with the creamy avocado are a flavor party in your mouth.

        • Andrea White says

          Agreed! They're soooo tasty!

  12. The Sudden Cook says

    5 stars
    The ingredient list is not long at all! Such fresh ingredients - will definitely be trying this soon. Thanks also for all the tips!

    • Andrea White says

      Gotta love the simple recipes! Hope you enjoy this one 🙂

  13. Addie says

    5 stars
    These rolls are so fresh and flavorful! I love the combination of avocado and mango!

    • Andrea White says

      Same! My two favorite things!

  14. Adriana says

    5 stars
    I love how easy this recipe is and the colorful selections to make a happy-looking spring roll. In Florida, where I live it is still so hot. It feels like a never-ending summer. So this is the perfect budget meal for a Florida summery day. Thanks so much for the idea and tips!

    • Andrea White says

      Love that! It's a great summer recipe that everyone can enjoy 🙂

  15. Andrea White says

    5 stars
    Love the flavors of this spring roll!

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