Serving Size: 2 Rolls with 1 tbsp Dip
WW Points+: 4 Calories: 119.3 Total Fat: 0.4 g
These healthy spring rolls are fun to eat and perfect for a sweet and light dessert. My sister told me that she made spring rolls filled with fruit, so I checked online and found a recipe from Giada De Laurentiis. But, she used mint, rice noodles, and a sweet honey dipping sauce for hers. I chose to keep it simple and use just fruit and lime juice in the rolls. Then I decided that I could make a sweet vanilla ricotta dipping sauce to go with it. I did have a whole thing of Ricotta Cheese sitting in my fridge from making my Healthy Chicken Alfredo Bake so I had to do something with it.
These came out great! I was worried that the rice paper would be difficult to work with, but it was actually pretty easy. You can use any fruit combination you like. I used what I had on hand and it came out kind of tropical with the pineapple and kiwi. Mother's Day is soon and these could be a nice treat to serve or even a fun one to make with your mom!
These can be made ahead of time and stored between damp paper towels until ready to serve and they will keep in the fridge for a few days.
Also, I'm putting these in my Fat Free Recipes category. I'm going to pretend to 0.4 grams of fat aren't real. :)
- 12 Rice Paper Spring Roll Wrappers
- 1/2 cup diced Kiwi
- 1/2 cup diced Banana
- 1/2 cup diced Strawberries
- 1/2 cup diced Pineapple
- 1/2 cup Watermelon, I left mine in thin strips
- 1 tbsp Lime Juice (about 1/2 medium lime)
For the Sweet Ricotta Dip
- 1/4 cup Fat Free Ricotta Cheese (I used Sargento)
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 2 tbsp Honey
- 1 tbsp Lime Juice
- 1 tsp Lime Zest
In a small bowl, combine all ingredients for the Sweet Ricotta Dip. Mix well, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to use.
Gather your diced fruit, lime juice, rice papers, a shallow dish (I used a cake pan) filled with warm water, and a few paper towels.
Soak 1 Rice Paper Wrapper in the warm water for about 10 seconds. Blot it off on the paper towel and dip again into the water.
Quickly drain the excess and place on your flat work station.
Add just under a tablespoon of each fruit onto the center of the rice paper round.
Squeeze a little lime juice over the fruit. This helps to brighten the flavors as well as keep the bananas from turning brown.
By now, the rice paper should be soft and easy to roll. Bring the bottom half up and over the fruit.
Fold in both sides...
And roll up to secure everything. The rice paper should stick to itself. If your rice paper is sticking to the work surface, place a few damp paper towels and work on those.
Place each finished roll between two damp paper towels until all rolls are completed. Or you could eat them as you go :)
Don't forget about the Sweet Ricotta Dip! Remove from the refrigerator and give it a quick stir in case any of the flavors have settled. Top with a little more lime zest and serve!