Thai Cold Rolls and a Spicy No Fish Sauce Vegan Peanut Sauce

If you love thai food and you follow a vegan or vegetarin diet, you’re going to love this sauce! It’s free of “fish sauce”! I ended up using Umeboshi paste which is great for replacing salt and tartness – and a vegetarian/vegan friendly! There are a number of variations to use different nuts or seeds. The photo here is using almond butter and almonds.

gluten free vegan vegetarian thai dipping sauce

Spicy “No fish sauce” Peanut Sauce


  • 1/4 cup smooth or chunky peanut butter (or almond butter (in photo), or cashew or sunflower seed butter)
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk – lite
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped dry-roasted, unsalted peanuts
  • 1-2 tsp Umeboshi paste
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • Jamaican hot pepper – ½ or full depending on your spice tolerance


  1. Combine all in a food processor and blend until smooth or leaving some of the peanuts chunky for a great texture
  2. Best served with thai cold rolls or veggies for dipping

Thai cold rolls

10 – 12 rice paper wraps
1 – 2 large carrots
2/3 of a cucumber
half a head of lettuce
1 cup freshly chopped cilantro


  1. Julienne (thinly slice with a mandolin in long matchsticks) the carrots and cucumber and coarsely chop the lettuce
  2. Place rice paper wraps in a bowl with warm water and let sit until they become soft
  3. Pull one out at a time and lay flat on a cutting board or the counter
  4. In each wrap towards the end add a mixture of carrots, cucumber, lettuce and cilantro to fill ¼ of the wrap
  5. Fold in the edges of the wrap on each side of your hand and roll the wrap away from you – like a burrito, so all edges are stuck together
  6. Repeat this for all the wraps and then slight on a diagonal into two and serve with spicy peanut sauce or my mango dressing for a sweeter kick

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