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Cucumber-Appetizers
Cucumber Appetizers - Vegan Asian Cucumber Rolls
Prep Time
40 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
Cucumber Appetizers are simply the best. These Vegan Asian Cucumber Rolls are the perfect refreshing bite of tangy Asian flavors of tofu, avocados, red pepper, and lightly pickled carrots & radishes. Low carb, low cal, healthy and gluten free!
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 4
Calories: 181 kcal
Author: Vicky Berman
Ingredients
  • 1 long English cucumber
  • 1 avocado cut into rectangular strips same as tofu
  • 5 baby carrots cut into matchsticks
  • 5 radishes cut into matchsticks
  • 1/2 red bell pepper cut into matchsticks
  • 5 oz tofu cut into rectangular strips 1 by 1 1/2 inch
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil for frying the tofu
  • "!For the marinade:"
  • 2 garlic cloves peeled and crushed
  • 1 tablespoon ginger grated
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon tamari
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • "!Dipping sauce:"
  • 2 tablespoon tamari
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • toothpicks for serving
Instructions
  1. Slice cucumber into long strips using mandolin slicer
  2. Combine 2 garlic cloves, 1 tablespoon ginger, 2 tablespoons rice vinegar, 1 teaspoon sugar, 1 tablespoon tamari and 1 teaspoon sesame oil in a bowl and place carrots and radishes in this bowl to marinate.
  3. Pan fry the tofu over medium heat in olive oil until it is browned on both sides.
  4. Remove carrots and radishes from marinade.
  5. Place the cucumber slice in front of you and put a few pieces of carrots and radishes, then the red pepper, tofu, and avocado, each a little bit apart. Roll tightly. Repeat with remaining cucumber slices.
  6. Secure each roll with a toothpick.
  7. Serve with leftover marinade or dipping sauce.
Recipe Notes

Recipe Adapted from Madeline's Adaptations

Nutrition Facts
Cucumber Appetizers - Vegan Asian Cucumber Rolls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 181 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 785mg34%
Potassium 523mg15%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 2340IU47%
Vitamin C 29.1mg35%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.