Easy Cauliflower Summer Rolls

As much as I enjoy cooking, the prep work can take a lot of time that can be better spent doing other things– like eating. These spicy cauliflower summer rolls are super simple and flavorful, and a good way to much your way through a head of cauliflower. They also make for a pretty presentation. One of the secret ingredients is sambal olek, which can be found in many well-stocked supermarkets where you find the Asian prepared sauces.

Summer Rolls

1 small head of cauliflower, broken into florets
1 tablespoon vegan bouillon
2 tablespoons sambal olek
1/4 cup water
1/2 bag coleslaw or broccoli slaw
10 rice paper wrappers
3 cups water

Dipping Sauce

2 tablespoons peanut butter (with peanuts only, no added oil)
1 teaspoon sambal olek
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoons water


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix together the 1 tablespoon vegan bouillon , 2 tablespoons sambal olek and
    1/4 cup water to make the marinade.
  3. Dip the cauliflower pieces in the marinade, and place them on a baking sheet that has been lined with a silicone mat.Cauliflower in Marinade
  4. Baked for 15 minutes until they have started to brown on the outside.Cauliflower Browned
  5. Make the dipping sauce by mixing together 2 tablespoons peanut butter ,  1 teaspoon sambal olek, 1 tablespoon rice vinegar, 1 tablespoon soy sauce and two tablespoons water.
  6. Heat the three cups of water to boiling, and then turn off the heat.
  7. Dip a wrapper into the water, and remove it after five seconds with a slotted spoon.
  8. Create each roll by laying the wrapper flat on the cutting board, placing two florets in a corner, tucking the sides and rolling so they are encased, and then adding a row of slaw. Roll and tuck to encase the slaw, and then roll again.Rolling Cauliflower Summer Roll
  9. As you complete each roll, remove it from the cutting board and onto a serving platter, keeping all the rolls covered with a glass lid.
  10. Serve with the dipping sauce.

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