If you love to order this appetizer in restaurants, you'll be glad to hear that making your own spring rolls is easier than you think. This dish will impress your friends, and partygoers always appreciate easy-to-eat finger foods. This recipe combines the flavors of lime and ginger with the crisp taste of fresh vegetables like bell peppers, carrots, and cucumbers (plus it's low in saturated fat).

By Theresa Tamkins
September 21, 2012
Throwing a dinner party for friends or family doesn’t have to mean abandoning your diet, or slaving away for days in the kitchen. Try these six stress-free recipes that will impress guests without expanding any waistlines. Guests will love this Asian-inspired appetizer, especially because they can eat it with their hands. And, as a bonus, vitamin-packed veggies and protein-rich shrimp provide a low-cal filling. Swap fatty peanut-butter-based dressings for this tangy dipping sauce and slash nearly all the fat without skimping on taste. Just make sure to allot some prep time to cut the veggies or delegate it to any friends and family who want to help. Try this recipe: Spring Rolls With Dipping Sauce
Randy Mayor; Jan Gautro

If you love to order this appetizer in restaurants, you'll be glad to hear that making your own spring rolls is easier than you think.

This dish will impress your friends, and partygoers always appreciate easy-to-eat finger foods. This recipe combines the flavors of lime and ginger with the crisp taste of fresh vegetables like bell peppers, carrots, and cucumbers (plus it's low in saturated fat).

Ingredients:
Dipping Sauce: lime juice, fish sauce, chile paste with garlic, sugar, fresh ginger, garlic cloves
Spring Rolls: rice paper, lettuce leaves, broccoli sprouts or alfalfa sprouts, carrot, cucumber, yellow bell pepper, shrimp, fresh mint

Calories: 101 calories

Try this recipe: Fresh Spring Rolls with Dipping Sauce

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