- 4 sheets of nori seaweed
- 1 block of firm tofu, pressed and sliced into thin strips
- 1 carrot, julienned
- 1 cucumber, julienned
- 1 red bell pepper, julienned
- 1 avocado, sliced
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce (or tamari for gluten-free option)
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup
- Optional toppings: sesame seeds, pickled ginger, wasabi
- In a small bowl, whisk together the sesame oil, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and honey/maple syrup to make the marinade.
- Place the sliced tofu in a shallow dish and pour the marinade over it. Gently toss the tofu to ensure it is evenly coated. Let it marinate for at least 15 minutes.
- Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add the marinated tofu slices and cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side until lightly browned and heated through. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Place a sheet of nori seaweed on a bamboo sushi mat or a clean kitchen towel.
- Arrange a few slices of cooked tofu, carrot, cucumber, bell pepper, and avocado on one end of the nori sheet.
- Carefully roll the nori sheet, starting from the filled end, using the sushi mat or towel to help you create a tight roll. Wet the edge of the nori sheet with a little water to seal the roll.
- Repeat the process with the remaining ingredients to make additional nori rolls.
- Slice each roll into bite-sized pieces using a sharp knife.
- Serve the Tofu and Vegetable Nori Rolls with optional toppings such as sesame seeds, pickled ginger, and wasabi.
Calorie breakdown per serving (approximate):
- Calories: 180
- Protein: 10g
- Carbohydrates: 20g
- Fat: 7g
- Fiber: 5g
- Sugar: 3g
Note: The calorie count may vary depending on the specific brands and quantities of ingredients used.
Enjoy these Tofu and Vegetable Nori Rolls as a nutritious and satisfying meal or snack. The combination of fresh vegetables, marinated tofu, and seaweed provides a range of vitamins, minerals, and plant-based protein. Serve them with soy sauce or your favorite dipping sauce for added flavor.