Shrimp and Vegetable Spring Rolls with Creamy Sriracha Dipping Sauce
8 large round rice paper wraps
1 cup (approximately) water
1/2 large english cucumber
24-32 medium cooked shrimp
1-2 cups fresh organic salad greens
for the creamy Sriracha dipping sauce:
1/2 cup light mayonnaise
1 tbsp Sriracha
alternatively, serve with sweet red chili sauce for dipping
Combine the mayonnaise and the Sriracha in a small bowl and set it aside in the refrigerator while you prepare the spring rolls.
It's a good idea to prepare all your ingredients before assembling the spring rolls, so begin by cutting the carrots and the cucumbers in long thin strips (julienne). I actually have a really great kitchen tool that I use for this job: a julienne peeler. I'm not the kind of person who falls for every kitchen gimmick out there, but this is definitely one of those kitchen tools I appreciate having because chopping is not my favourite kitchen task. I use the Zyliss Julienne Peeler and it does the job very well and it won't break the bank.
Set out the shrimp (it's helpful if you pat them dry with a paper towel before assembly) and the salad greens.
Lay out a clean kitchen towel on top of your work space.
Place some of the water on a large dinner plate and get ready to soak the sheets of rice paper. It's helpful to do this one at a time because they tend to stick to each other and make a huge mess. Soak the first sheet just until it's softened and you're able to bend it easily. Don't over-soak! This makes the rice paper sheets turn to mush and your spring rolls will fall apart.
Spread the soaked rice paper sheet onto the clean kitchen towel and place 3-4 shrimp in a line in the centre. Add a small amount of the julienne cucumber and carrot, and a small handful of the greens. Fold one end over the ingredients, fold in the sides, and roll it up like a burrito.
Repeat this process until you've rolled all 8 spring rolls, making sure that you take the time to soak the rice paper wraps one at a time.
Slice them in half to serve if you wish, and be sure to serve them with some of that yummy Sriracha mayonnaise for dipping, or a sweet chili dipping sauce if you'd prefer that.
Don't they look so fresh and delicious??
And the best part is, they're only 2 Weight Watchers PointsPlus per roll (plus 1 PointPlus for 1 tbsp of dipping sauce), making them the perfect healthy lunch or snack!
I hope you enjoyed this one! Let me know in the comments below, what's your favourite fresh and tasty lunch?
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