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!
- 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
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.
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!
Serving: 1roll | Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 3g