Over Memorial Day weekend, my husband and I committed to a staycation.
Usually, over MDW, we go with my family to my parents’ place in Singer Island, FL. While my sister and her boyfriend went, we decided to stay in Jersey City and staycate. I “staycate” a word?
While on this staycation, we relaxed, napped, laid by our apartment’s pool, and ate on a weird schedule – late breakfasts and early dinners, etc. Instead of having big lunches, we filled up on snacks.
One of the snacks we got into that weekend: summer rolls.
In the grocery store in our apartment (it’s like a mini-Whole Foods, kinda), they have a sushi bar where there’s fresh sushi made daily. As part of the sushi, they make summer rolls – rice wrapper filled with veggies and avocado.
We had them nearly everyday of Memorial Day weekend. They’re so crisp, refreshing, and oddly, filling. They definitely refresh you and are the perfect snack to make during the hot and humid Jersey summer days.
Instead of buying them, I decided to make my own at home to have on hand during the weekends as snacks – for Lu, for me, and for whoever comes and visits.
These summer rolls are SO easy to make – and totally customizable. In the recipe, I share what I used to make the ones you see photograppehd here, but get creative and add what you’d like in there – beets, bell peppers, shrimp, etc.
The dipping sauce isn’t even necessary, but I wanted to include it to eliminate all guesswork. However, I think dripping over a little soy sauce or hot sauce is all you need. This sesame-peanut sauce is from Chrissy Teigen’s cookbook, Cravings – and from the recipe I shared from her book last month. Remember?
So join me this summer and make these spiralized summer rolls all season long!
Nutritional Information & Recipe
Weight Watchers SmartPoints*: 6 points
*These points were calculated using the official Weight Watchers SmartPoints calculator. We are in no way affiliated with Weight Watchers, we are providing this information based on popular demand.
This is for 1 spring roll with 1 tablespoon of dipping sauce: