Spring-a-marolls

Thanks to Jenny Steffens Hobick I made these Spring Rolls last night.  They were awesome!  I altered the recipe a little bit.

  • 1/2 package of Buckwheat noodles (a little bit healthier and have more fiber)
  • Rice paper wrappers
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1/2 cup julienned carrots
  • 1/2 cup julienned cucumbers
  • basil leaves
  • fresh spinach
  • 1 onion (sauteed in 1 T olive oil)
  • 1 T olive oil
  • You can add shrimp or grilled chicken to it as well
  • Rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar or splenda

Drop the noodles in boiling water and cook until soft.  Sautee the onions in 1 T olive oil.  While the noodles and onions are doing their thing, prep the other toppings.  Julienne the carrots and cucumber and marinate them in rice vinegar and a bit of sugar (I used splenda).  Dice the avocado.  Make the peanut sauce while the noodles and onions are finishing.

Assembling the rolls      

Fill a clean saucepan with room temperature water (some recipes say you need to boil the water but I did it without boiling and it worked fine).  Put one rice paper wrapper in the water.  It’ll take about 30 -45 seconds to completely soften.  Take out the wrapper carefully and lay flat on a clean surface.  Start putting your toppings on.  Wrap tightly.

Making the peanut sauce (From Weight Watchers)  

Makes 12 servings, 1 tablespoon per serving, Points Plus value: 1

  • 1/4 cup(s) peanut butter, creamy, all-natural
  • 3 Tbsp vegetable broth, reduced-sodium
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice, or balsamic vinegar (I did a tiny bit less than a tablespoon)
  • 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce (I did 1/2 Tablespoon)
  • 1 Tbsp ginger root, fresh, minced
  • 2 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce (I didn’t actually put this in at all)
  • 1 tsp hot pepper sauce, such as Tabasco sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sugar (Splenda)

Mix all the ingredients together.  If the sauce is a little too soupy for you liking add a little bit more peanut butter until it gets to the consistency that you like.

We calculated the rolls (without the chicken) with 1 T of peanut sauce to be 3 pointsplus.

I made a huge fruit salad again.  In it I put grapes, pineapple, canteloupe, blueberries, strawberries and peaches.  I’m pretty excited about it.  I may make crepes for breakfast and use this as the filling.

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2 responses to “Spring-a-marolls

  1. oo all of that looks yummy!

    I want to make! We just finished our fruit salad, gotta go to the farmers market and get more fruit this weekend :)

  2. elizabeth

    i think i deserve some credit for answering all of your phone calls, helloooooo

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