Caesar Salad Summer Rolls

This Caesar Salad Summer Rolls recipe turns the classic Caesar salad into a fun finger food. They’re a perfect appetizer recipe, or you can pack them into a lunch box.

This Caesar Salad Summer Rolls recipe turns the classic Caesar salad into a fun finger food. They're a perfect appetizer recipe, or you can pack them into a lunch box.

I was at a cocktail party awhile ago where Caesar salad was served on a skewer. There were lettuce leaves and croutons speared kebob-style with Caesar salad dressing on the side for dipping.

At first, I thought it was brilliant. “Wow! I can walk around and eat Caesar salad on a stick!”

But when I tried to eat the Caesar salad off of the stick I wound up with more down the front of my dress than in my mouth. I unspeared the rest onto my plate and then ate it the boring way, with a fork.

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Ever since then I’ve been trying to come up with an easy way to do Caesar salad as a finger food. I think I’ve found it.

This Caesar salad Summer rolls recipe!

Don’t worry, we’re not talking about anything fried here. This recipe uses the soft fresh spring roll wrappers. We call them summer rolls because they’re the fresh version of spring rolls. You can find them in the Asian section of some grocery stores or in Asian markets or click here to buy them on Amazon. They come as hard thin (usually round) sheets in a clear cellophane package.

I will tell you that working with these wrappers takes a bit of practice. Not tons of practice. But you’ll want to plan to wreck 3 or 4 before you get the hang of it. Certainly, you wouldn’t want to serve these at a big party until you’ve tried doing them for you and your sweetie on a more relaxed evening. I really love the tutorial on how to work with the spring roll wrappers over at White on Rice Couple.

Once you get the hang of these, they’re easy to make. They’re also perfect for a cocktail party or fancy lunch (think bridal shower or baby shower) because you can roll the Caesar salad into the rolls, cut them, arrange them in a single layer (so that they don’t touch each other and stick), cover and refrigerate for up to 3 hours before serving.

All of the Caesar salad ingredients can be bought ready to go or prepared the day ahead.

Here’s the easy, fun, healthy, Caesar salad Summer rolls recipe:

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Caesar Salad Summer Rolls


  • Author: Allie McDonald
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8

Description

This Caesar Salad Summer Rolls recipe turns the classic Caesar salad into a fun finger food. They’re a perfect appetizer recipe, or you can pack them into a lunch box.

Ingredients

  • rice paper wrappers
  • 2 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 32 croutons
  • 4 Tbsp. shredded parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/3 cup Caesar salad dressing

Instructions

  1. Have all your ingredients ready and in front of you.
  2. Pour 1/2 cup warm water into a large pie plate or rimmed dinner plate. Add a rice paper wrapper for about 2 seconds. It should be slightly softened but still firm since it will continue to soak up water as you work.
  3. Put the wrapper onto a plastic cutting board (wood is sometimes porous and can soak up some of the water that you need to moisten the wrapper).
  4. Place 1/4 cup of the romaine lettuce at one edge of the wrapper. Top with 4 croutons, 1/2 of a tablespoon of parmesan cheese, a dash of salt and pepper.
  5. Grip the wrapper edge that is closest to your lettuce and pull it over the lettuce and fillings, using your fingers. You want a tight tuck and roll. Bring the sides of your wrap inwards and then continue to tuck and roll until you get to the other end.
  6. Repeat with the remaining wraps and filling. Serve with the Caesar salad dressing for dipping.
Disclosure: This post contains an Amazon affiliate link meaning that if you click on it and buy something I will receive a small percentage of the purchase price. All opinions are my own.
This post originally appeared in August 2013. It was revised and republished in October 2018.
Want a great vegetarian recipe for parties? This Caesar salad summer rolls recipe is a fun way to serve Caesar salad and they can be made ahead. #salad #vegetarian #appetizer #caesarsalad

9 Responses to “Caesar Salad Summer Rolls”

  1. Handful — June 23, 2015 @ 5:36 pm (#)

    These would be amazing at a picnic! Great idea.

    • Christine Pittman — June 24, 2015 @ 11:05 am (#)

      So glad you like the idea! Yes, they’re great to pack along and take to an event. I make them for potlucks all the time. A picnic would be perfect!

  2. Suzanne — August 22, 2013 @ 7:48 pm (#)

    What a cool idea! Perfect way to eat Caesar salad and mingle simultaneously.

  3. Ruthy @ Omeletta — August 21, 2013 @ 1:37 pm (#)

    Christine, this is such a great idea! So totally innovative. I can’t wait to try it out; have some little gathering scheduled in the next few weeks and these would be perfect.

  4. Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig — August 21, 2013 @ 11:01 am (#)

    Well…this is kind of super-creative and awesome. I mean whoa I love this idea more than you know!! Brilliant!

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