July 25, 2012

Southwestern Egg Rolls with Spicy Avocado Ranch

Morning, friends! Today I have a special treat of a recipe for you! Not only is this an incredibly easy appetizer that feeds 25-30 people, but it was under $6 to make ALL of it (including the dip!)! I kid you not - I am so glad I made this, and will be making again... and again and again.


Servings: 25-30 rolls

Ingredients:

For the egg rolls:
2 cups frozen corn, thawed
1-15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
1-9 oz package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry with paper towel
2 cups shredded Mexican cheese
1-7oz can diced green chiles, drained
4 green onions, finely chopped
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 package of egg roll or wonton wrappers

For the Spicy Avocado Ranch Dip:
1 Avocado
1 cup Mayo
1/2 cup Milk
Spicy Ranch Packet (Dry Seasoning)
Chives or Cilantro for Garnish :-)

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line two baking sheets with aluminum foil, and spray lightly with cooking spray.
2. In a large bowl mix together corn, beans, spinach, cheese, chiles, onions, cumin, chili powder, salt and cayenne pepper. Using a small spoon, scoop a small amount of filling onto the wrapper.
3. Starting at a corner, carefully start to roll the wrapper. When it’s slightly rolled, tuck in the two side and continue rolling to the last point. Wet your finger with water and dab a bit on the corner to seal the egg roll.
4. Repeat with remaining wrappers and filling, placing them slightly apart on the baking sheet.
5. Lightly spray the tops of the egg rolls with cooking spray and bake for 15 minutes, flipping them at least once during baking.

Spicy Avocado Ranch Dip:
1. Mash Avocado in a small-med sized bowl, leaving as chunky or smooth to your liking.
2. Empty dry seasoning packet and add in milk and mayo, and whip into a dip. If you have a blender or food processor, this would be a perfect dip to blend. I wanted my avocado to be a little chunkier, so I did it by hand.
3. Top with chives or cilantro for garnish, and dip those egg rolls! So good!

You can find these egg roll wrappers in the grocery store in the refridgerated section by the Asian influenced foods like tofu and sushi. A pack of 16 is only $1.20, friends! SO inexpensive. All of the vegetables were in the frozen isle for around a $1 for over 16oz which is more than double what the recipe calls for. Like I said, incredibly delicious, meatless, brilliant appetizer to make for a party. Our friends loved them!

Another thing I definitely wanted to mention is that you can add shredded chicken to these for more protein and it would probably be even better!!

I had so many leftover egg roll wraps, and plan to make these Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls next week! Will definitely post how they turn out!



This recipe is Pinspired by Cake & Ally.

Happy Hump day! Make it a great one!

13 comments:

Ruthie Hart said...

these were sooooo good! will have to make for my hubby soon

Chacheana said...

This looks amazing!!! I'm totally going to have to try this!

It looks super easy! I love Southwestern Eggrolls, I've never made them at home though!

Our Pretty Little Girls said...

This whole recipe look so good but the avocado ranch. Oh my goodness. Everything is better with avocado.

Stephanie Cox said...

I am so excited to try these! I get Southwestern Egg Rolls whenever I can when we go out. Thanks for the how to!

Sara Dennis said...

Ooo! This looks delicious! Thank you for sharing. :-)

Jessica Allen said...

YUM! These look really good! I've always been afraid to try eggrolls, but these look pretty easy to make!

Ali Kepple said...

These look delicious. I'm a sucker for anything "southwestern". I love the flavors. Will definitely have to add this to our list of appetizers for friends giving.

britta said...

I'm not a spicy eater, but my sister is always on the hunt for something with a kick to it!!

I'll be sending this along to her:)

Thanks for sharing!

Courtney [Sweet Turtle Soup] said...

I adore southwest style egg rolls!! When my husband and I lived in CO they had the best ones at one of the restaurants nearby. I miss those puppies. I'll have to try these!

Mariel Collins said...

yum! This looks delicious:)

Tiffany said...

This looks so good!

Amanda Haney said...

My mouth is seriously watering! I'm going to print this out and try it soon! Thanks for sharing.

Caitlin Ethridge said...

Yumm! I love a good, cheap recipe. I'm definitely trying this over Thanksgiving!