These little rolls make great appetizers if you’re watching a sporting event. The original recipe called for egg roll wrappers, but the grocery store was completely out. I had to make a game time decision to either use wonton wrappers or go to a different store. Since I’m lazy, I went with the wonton wrappers. It worked fine, but it would probably be a lot faster and easier with egg roll wrappers. James and I had to individually fill all the wonton wrappers and carefully roll them up. I think the package had 48 wrappers, and I still had extra filling left at the end. The avocado ranch made a great dip, but salsa would also be good as well if ranch isn’t your thing. Note: Ranch is so my thing.
Southwestern Egg Rolls with Avocado Ranch (makes 48 mini rolls, or 24 regular rolls)
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
Preheat oven to 425F. Line 2 baking sheets with aluminum foil and spray lightly with cooking spray.
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. 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. Repeat with remaining wrappers and filling, placing them slightly apart on the baking sheet.
Lightly spray the tops of the egg rolls with cooking spray and bake for 15 minutes, flipping them at least once during baking.
For avocado ranch:
3/8 cup mayonnaise
3/8 cup sour cream
3 Tbs buttermilk
1/2 Tbs olive oil
1/2 Tbs lemon juice
1/2 green onion, chopped
1/4 tsp salt
1 avocado, peeled and pitted
Place all ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth. Use immediately.