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Easy Air Fryer Southwestern Egg Rolls

Easy Air Fryer Southwestern Egg Rolls is a quick and healthy recipe. The instructions include a tutorial for how long to cook frozen egg rolls and temperature. This vegetarian appetizer rivals Chili’s Tex Mex Southwestern Egg Rolls Recipe. The crispy, crunchy rolls are loaded with black beans, corn, diced tomatoes, red onions, and cilantro.

air fryer southwestern egg rolls cut in half with black beans, corn and red peppers spread out on a brown cutting board

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If you love egg rolls, you should try my Beef Taco Egg Rolls as well!

A lot of restaurants have variations of Tex Mex egg rolls on their menus. Two that stick out to me are Chili’s and The Cheesecake Factory. If you loved those egg rolls, then keep scrolling, and check out my latest experiment. 

red, orange, and yellow peppers diced in multi colored bowls and red onions in a blue bowl

How to Fold Egg Roll Wrappers

  1. Fold the wrappers diagonally to close.
  2. Press firmly on the area with the filling, cup it to secure it in place. Fold in the left and right sides as triangles.
  3. Fold the final layer over the top to close. Use the cooking brush to wet the area and secure it in place. 
egg roll filling close up shot in egg roll wrapper

How to Make Air Fryer Egg Rolls

  1. Load the egg roll wrapper with veggies and seasoning.
  2. Follow the instructions above for how to fold and seal the wrapper.
  3. Place the egg rolls into the air fry basket. Do not overcrowd the basket. Cook in batches if necessary.
  4. Spray the egg rolls with cooking oil spray.
  5. Air fry.
egg roll in an uncooked wrapper

Air Fryer Temperature

I like to use 380 degrees.

8 egg rolls in an uncooked wrapper

Cook Time

I like to cook the rolls for 12 minutes total, flipping after 8 minutes.

air fryer southwestern egg rolls cut in half with black beans, corn and red peppers spread out on a brown cutting board

How to Keep Egg Rolls Crispy

Use oil to spray the rolls and always reheat them in the air fryer. That will keep them crisp.

air fryer southwestern egg rolls spread out on a brown cutting board

How Long to Cook Frozen Egg Rolls

Frozen egg rolls typically need 15 minutes to cook on 380 degrees.

avocado ranch dip in a red bowl

Avocado Ranch Dipping Sauce

This avocado ranch dipping sauce may be the best sauce I have come up with to date. I also love how quick and easy it is to make.

Avocado is loaded with monounsaturated fat. That is the GOOD FAT. The avocado actually accounts for a chunk of the calories and fat noted in the macros above. Keep in mind, it’s good for you.  🙂 

air fryer southwestern egg roll cut in half with avocado ranch dip

Can You Reheat Egg Rolls in an Air Fryer?

Absolutely. If your air fryer comes with a reheat button, you can use that. If not, I like to use 350 degrees for 3-4 minutes. Adjust the timing if necessary.

air fryer southwestern egg roll cut in half with avocado ranch dip

Egg Roll Recipe Tips

  • If you have never rolled an egg roll before,  your first one may look like a practice roll. Don’t worry, you will get better with the second one.
  • The recipe ingredient list does not include jalapenos. I used Trader Joe’s Taco Seasoning for this recipe. It already has a spicy kick to it. Feel free to do as you wish. If you want spice, go for the jalapenos! Add them to the skillet when you add the multi-colored peppers.
  • I often substitute sour cream for plain, non-fat Greek yogurt. It also adds additional protein!

If you need more tips on How To Roll Egg Rolls check out this post. 

If you need tips on How To Freeze Egg Rolls for future use. Check out this post. 

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Air Fryer Vegetarian Southwestern Egg Rolls with Avocado Ranch

Air Fryer Vegetarian Southwestern Egg Rolls with Avocado Ranch is a quick and easy healthy recipe that rivals Chili’s Southwestern Egg Rolls Recipe. These crispy, crunchy rolls are loaded with black beans, corn, diced tomatoes, red onions, and cilantro. The creamy dipping sauce is amazing!
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Course Appetizer, dinner, lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer egg rolls, air fryer vegetarian recipes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 265kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/4 red onion chopped
  • 2-3 garlic cloves chopped
  • 16 egg roll wrappers
  • 1/2 red pepper chopped
  • 1/2 yellow pepper chopped
  • 1/2 orange pepper chopped
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheese I used sharp cheddar
  • 8 oz low-sodium black beans (drained)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes and chilis (drained) I used Rotel
  • 1 cup frozen kernel corn
  • 2 teaspoons cilantro chopped
  • 1/2 lime juice of
  • 1/4 packet Taco Seasoning I used Trader Joe’s
  • cooking oil
  • cup of water

Avocado Ranch Dip

Instructions

  • Heat a skillet on medium-high heat. Add the garlic and onions. Cook for 2-3 minutes until fragrant.
  • Add all of the peppers to the skillet. Mix well. Cook for 1-2 minutes
  • Add the black beans, corn, tomatoes, and cheese. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Drizzle the fresh lime juice throughout. Add the cilantro and taco seasoning. Stir.
  • Lay the egg roll wrappers on a flat surface. Dip a cooking brush in water. Glaze each of the egg roll wrappers with the wet brush along the edges. This will soften the crust and make it easier to roll. 
  • Use 2 egg rolls for each. I chose to double roll the egg rolls to prevent them from leaking. If the brand of egg roll wrappers you purchased is pretty thick, you may only need one wrapper and no need to double up. 
  • Load the mixture into each of the wrappers. 
  • Fold the wrappers diagonally to close. Press firmly on the area with the filling, cup it to secure it in place. Fold in the left and right sides as triangles. Fold the final layer over the top to close. Use the cooking brush to wet the area and secure it in place. Spray each egg roll with cooking oil.
  • Load the egg rolls into the pan of the Air Fryer. Spray with cooking oil.
  • Cook for 8 minutes at 380 degrees. Flip the egg rolls. Cook for an additional 4 minutes.  Cool before serving.

Avocado Ranch Dip

  • Peel the avocado and remove the pit. Mash the avocado in a bowl. I like to use a potato masher.
  • Add the sour cream and ranch seasoning. Stir well to combine.

Notes

If you like really crispy egg rolls, cook them for 4-5 minutes longer than the timing noted above. Use your judgment. 
Taste your avocado ranch dip after preparation. Determine if you feel you need to use the full packet vs half of the packet.
Feel free to add jalapenos to this recipe for added spice! The Trader Joe’s Taco Seasoning noted above has a small kick to it.
If you want cheesy egg rolls, add more cheese than what is listed in this recipe. I would recommend adding it to the egg roll after you have loaded in the veggie mixture, right before sealing.
I often substitute sour cream for plain, non-fat Greek yogurt. It also adds additional protein!
 
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1roll | Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 3g
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Recipe Rating




Beth

Sunday 28th of February 2021

These were so easy and delicious! I added chicken and used homemade taco seasoning. Thanks for the recipe, will definitely make these again.

staysnatched

Monday 1st of March 2021

I love that idea!

Rachelle

Monday 8th of February 2021

These turned out great! I added a 12 oz can of chicken for more protein, and ended up getting 9 rolls (I didn't double up my wraps). The avocado ranch was yummy and paired perfectly w the tex mex flavor of the egg rolls - I used plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream because it's what I had on hand. Will definitely be making again!

staysnatched

Sunday 14th of February 2021

I'm so glad you enjoyed these!

Hannah

Monday 8th of February 2021

These are a part of my regular meal rotation! So flavorful and easy to make, and a great way to get in lots of veggies. They made the perfect app for the Super Bowl yesterday.

staysnatched

Sunday 14th of February 2021

Yay! So glad you enjoyed them.

Jill Slabey

Monday 8th of February 2021

Easy to make and tasty! First time making any type of egg roll and much easier than expected. Easy recipe to follow. We will definitely make these again.

staysnatched

Monday 8th of February 2021

I'm glad you found it easy!

Caroline

Sunday 7th of February 2021

Just made these for the Super Bowl and they turned out perfectly! The instructions were so helpful and all the flavors were on point! Would highly recommend!

staysnatched

Monday 8th of February 2021

Wonderful! I'm so glad you enjoyed them.