Salad Rolls with Pumpkin and Tofu

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Salad rolls with pumpkin and tofu is also known as "Bo Bia" and can be served as a snack.

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Salad Rolls with Pumpkin and Tofu



  1. Cook the tofu in a pan with oil
  2. Transfer to a plate and cut into thin strips.
  3. Sauté the shallots and garlic.
  4. Add the pumpkin and carrot, then pour in the soy sauce and ½ cup water.
  5. Add a little salt to taste and cook gently until the vegetables have softened but still have a bite to them.
  6. Meanwhile, arrange the tofu, chilies, lettuce, basil, roasted peanuts and hoisin sauce in separate dishes.
  7. Fill a bowl with hot water and place it in the middle of the table, or fill a small bowl for each person, and place the stack of rice wrappers beside it.
  8. To eat, take a rice wrapper and dip it in the water for a few seconds t soften. Lay the wrapper flat on the table or on a plate and , just off centre, spread a few strips of lettuce, followed by the pumpkin mixture, some tofu, a sprinkling of chilies, a drizzle of hoisin sauce, some basil leaves and peanuts, layering the ingredients in a neat stack.
  9. Pull the shorter edge of the wrapper (the side with filling on it) up over the stack, tuck in the sides and roll into a tight cylinder.