Tag: summer roll

Top Things to Do With Spring Roll Wrappers

by in Robin's Healthy Take, July 26, 2013

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At just 33 calories each, spring roll wrappers deserve a permanent spot on your weekly menu. The ingredient list couldn’t be simpler: flour, water, salt. You can find gluten-free rice paper wrappers that work incredibly well too. Yes, wrappers make great casings for spring and summer rolls (as highlighted below), but check out all of the other ways you can enjoy them!

Soup and Salad Topping: Shred wrappers or cut into very thin strips. Transfer strips to a bowl and add a little olive oil. Toss to coat. Arrange strips on a baking sheet, in a single layer, and bake at 375 degrees for 4-6 minutes, until golden brown and crisp. Once cool, sprinkle over soups and salads.

Dessert Tostada: Arrange wrappers on a baking sheet, in a single layer, and sprinkle granulated sugar over top. Bake at 375 degrees for 4 minutes, until golden brown and crisp. Arrange on a plate and top with fresh berries and whipped cream.

Huge Ravioli: Top softened wrappers with a mixture of part-skim ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, frozen and thawed chopped spinach, and Italian seasoning. Fold over one side and pinch the edges together to seal. Steam in a colander over simmering water until cheese melts. Serve with pasta sauce and grated parmesan cheese. For toasted ravioli, arrange the filled wrappers on a baking sheet that’s been coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes, until golden brown.

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Spotlight Recipe: Asian Summer Rolls with Sweet & Savory Dipping Sauce

by in Healthy Recipes, July 25, 2009

Soft Summer Asian Rolls with Savory Dipping SauceThis week, I skipped my sushi and Thai take-out menus and made these delicious rolls at home. The shrimp, veggies and fresh herbs combine into a simple summer side or dinner party appetizer — all for only 90 calories per serving. If carrots aren’t your thing, mix and match with farm-fresh cukes or another crisp veggie. And don’t forget the dipping sauce, which adds a bit of a kick thanks to the Sriracha.

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