These. Are. Amazing!!!! They are also healthy and satisfying and, believe it or not, vegan!! Don’t let that V-word scare you off…I have no doubt that you could feed these to any person you know and they would absolutely love them!!!! The ginger and garlic give such a nice spice to the dish and it balances so well with the sweetness from the red bell pepper and pineapple…mmmm….just delicious!!!
You could also just make the filling and eat it over rice or noodles (rice, yakisoba, etc) if you don’t have spring roll wrappers or just want it to be a faster process 🙂
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
- 1 medium head cauliflower cut into tiny (1-inch) florets
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 3 tablespoons tamari or low sodium soy sauce
- 1/2-3/4 cup roasted and unsalted cashews, roughly chopped
- 1⁄2 cup pineapple, diced
- 1⁄3 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
- 1/2 cucumber, sliced into thin spears or diced into small pieces
In a small bowl, whisk 1⁄4 cup water with the cornstarch until smooth. Set aside.
Heat a large wok or skillet over medium-high heat. When the pan is hot, add the sesame oil, garlic, and ginger. (Warning: ginger will sputter) Stir-fry until you can smell the garlic and ginger sizzles, about 1 minute.
Add the cauliflower, bell pepper, and tamari or soy sauce; raise heat to high, and stir-fry for 3 minutes.
Add the cornstarch slurry (stir to re-dissolve, if necessary) and the cashews and cook until most of the liquid has evaporated and the florets have softened but still retain an al dente bite, about 5 minutes longer, stirring in the pineapple during the last minute of cooking. Remove from heat and mix in the cilantro.
Now, you can just eat it like this or over rice or noodles with the cucumbers used as a topping that gives it a nice cool crunch. Sriracha is also a nice addition if you like spicy food!!
Or you can roll it up into a spring roll like this!! Place some filling in the middle of the wrapper, top with some cucumber and roll it on up!! 🙂