Crispy veggie egg rolls that are baked and not fried and are a healthier version of your favorite take-out recipe. Simple, fun to make, and so delicious! Add in a sesame dipping sauce and it is literally the perfect appetizer or fun family meal any day of the week!
Okay, so one of my fave things right now is dipping sauces and even better are the things you can make to dip into them like these Baked Veggie Egg Rolls with Tofu.
Perfectly sautéed tofu mixed with purple and green cabbage, shredded carrots, green onion, ginger and garlic wrapped into a super crispy baked egg roll. YUM!
And there is a dipping sauce! A really good dipping sauce made up of sesame oil, soy sauce, honey, garlic and ginger topped with toasted sesame seeds. I mean this recipe is kind of my everything but don’t tell the hubby and the kiddos they might get jealous.
Why you will love this recipe
- Crispy egg rolls that are baked with no frying in oil but still super yummy!
- A healthier version of your favorite take-out egg rolls
- Fully meatless and packed with incredibly crispy tofu and veggies
- Super cute and fun to eat! Hello, dipping sauce vessel!
- Packed with nutrition in a few tiny little bites.
- Perfect for entertaining!
These cute little Veggie Egg Rolls with tofu are super crispy but baked and not fried so they are much better for you so you can eat way more and not feel guilty. LOVE IT!
All veggies that go well together and just really make these egg rolls so flavorful. You could even skip the egg roll wrappers and turn this recipe into an “egg roll in a bowl” for a fun spin on a buddha bowl. Similar to the Easy Vegetarian Pad Thai .
Ingredients needed to make this recipe
How to make healthy Veggie Egg Rolls
- The first step is to sauté the tofu until it is super crispy. Just heat up a cast iron pan, large skillet or wok to medium-high heat on the stovetop with some sesame oil. Add in the tofu and cook it until it turns nice and brown and crispy. So good!
2. Add the veggies, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger and cook until soft and slightly browned.
3. Lay a wonton wrapper out onto a flat surface. Run your finger with some water around the edge of the wonton wrapper and place a heaping tablespoon of the filling into the center of the wonton wrapper.
4. Roll over the edge to the center of the wrapper.
5. Continue wrapping, folding in the sides as you go until you have wrapped the eggroll into a log shape as shown below. Place the rolled egg rolls onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
6. Brush each lightly with olive oil and bake at 425 degrees F for 15-17 minutes. Until lightly golden brown.
To make the dipping sauce, just add all sauce ingredients to a small bowl and whisk well to combine. Top with sesame seeds and sliced scallions.
What is tofu?
Tofu is soy milk that is compressed and pressed into solid blocks. It is very easy to cook with and include in recipes like stir frys, soups, and these egg rolls.
Is Tofu Good For You?
Yes! Tofu is packed with plant-based protein, essential amino acids, and tons of nutrients your body needs like calcium, iron, and zinc. To learn more about the health benefits of tofu click here.
- Use extra-firm tofu – make sure you select extra firm tofu and not firm or silken tofu. This is important for super crispy, delicious tofu in the egg roll filling.
- Buy pre-shredded cabbage and carrot mixture at the store if you can, This will save you some time and money since you do not need a lot. You can, of course, shred your own if you prefer it but the store-bought is a big time-saver.
- You can use garlic paste and ginger paste or 1 tablespoon of minced garlic and 1 tablespoon minced ginger.
- Mushrooms are optional – you can leave them out if you want since they are just an added bonus ingredient.
- You can use hoisin sauce in place of the soy sauce in the filling and in the dipping sauce if you prefer it.