This Easy Southwestern Egg Rolls recipe are a delicious appetizer or snack with a generous filling of avocado, black beans, corn, and pepper jack cheese.
Disclosure: This is sponsored recipe for Wholly Guacamole
I realize we’re all planning and preparing for Easter this week (I am too — so excited for Sunday), but in just over two weeks, my most favorite of foodie holidays will be HERE!
What could it be? Well, let’s just say that guacamole is best friends with this holiday. It’s Cinco de Mayo! The #15MinuteSuppers bloggers and I are here to get you ready for your festive foodie holiday with lots of easy Cinco de Mayo recipes (see the end of this post for all the links).
One of the things that makes my Southwestern Egg Rolls so easy is that I used the Wholly Avocado, which is 100% avocado. There was no avocado to open, no seed to remove…just open the package and you are ready to go. I can see this being particularly helpful to those of you who like avocado, but find the whole opening of one a pain. Plus, you don’t have to rely on your store having ripe avocados — just pick up a package of this and your almost halfway there.
The filling of the Southwestern Egg Rolls consists of the Wholly Avocado, pepper jack cheese, and a mixture of black beans and corn that have been spiced up a bit.
All this is layered and rolled up in an egg roll wrapper. Then, it’s fried in oil to crispy perfection. I know you might want to ask me if these can be baked and the answer is yes, but I don’t prefer to. I don’t fry a lot of foods, but there is a few things I insist on frying and this is one of them.
I suppose I should add a little disclaimer: this isn’t “real” Mexican food. I’m not even completely sure it’s totally Southwestern. Eh, could be…depends on who you ask. I do know it’s certainly not an egg roll — just made in an egg roll wrapper. But let’s just go with it all and make our bellies happy.
While these really don’t need extra condiments for dipping, I still like to have something to dip them in. We generally have sour cream or maybe even ranch dressing. But this time, I decided to use the Wholly Salsa. It’s so, so good and was a great choice.
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Southwestern Egg Rolls
- 1 ounces can black beans 15, rinsed & drained
- 1 cup frozen corn kernels defrosted
- 1 tablespoon minced red chiles
- 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
- Salt to season
- 8 egg roll wrappers
- 1 ounces package Wholly Avocado 100% Avocado 8
- 4 slices pepper jack cheese cut in half
- Water for sealing egg roll wrapper
- Vegetable or canola oil for frying
- Optional condiments for dipping: Wholly Salsa Wholly Guacamole, sour cream, ranch dressing, etc.
In a bowl, mix together the black beans, corn, chile pepper, and cilantro. Season with salt.
Lay one egg roll wrapper on work surface in front of you so that it's forming a diamond shape (one corner should be pointed towards you, etc). Spoon about 1-2 tablespoons of Wholly Avocado in a line in the middle of the egg roll wrapper. Top with 1/2 cheese slice, and then approximately 1/4 cup black bean mixture.
Fold in side corners, and then fold bottom corner over filling, make sure edges are tucked in, and roll up tightly to enclose filling. Dap top corner with some water with your fingertips and seal roll closed with top corner. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
In a large skillet, heat oil to 350 degress F. Lay 2-3 egg rolls carefully in the oil, top flap side down. Turn occasionally, until golden brown, Drain on paper towel lined plate. Serve with optional dipping choices.
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