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Vegan Southwest Egg Rolls + Avocado Ranch Dip

Have you ever wanted to make homemade vegan southwest egg rolls? Now you can! This recipe is easy and perfect for parties and events. Throw these together for the Superbowl or your next Christmas party!

Are there any fans of Southwestern style food in the house? Anyone? Bueller…..Bueller…….


southwest egg roll recipe

This post is all about Vegan Southwest Egg Rolls

How about avocados? Well, around here avocados are eaten almost religiously and this avocado ranch is such an awesome way to showcase them. It is so good with these egg rolls (that don’t actually contain eggs, by the way). Actually, does anyone know why they’re called “egg” rolls in the first place? I’m thinking maybe I should have called these “Fried Spring Rolls” instead but it just doesn’t come with the same recognition, you know?

Regardless of the name I can at least say that these really are delicious. I made them for our Christmas party one year and called them “Feliz Navidad Rolls” or “Santa Fe-egg Rolls”.

vegan egg roll wrappers

Yeah, I know, I’m much cornier than these rolls are. Oh, and I forgot to mention that I made the wrappers from scratch. I’d never seen egg roll or wonton wrappers in the stores until more recently so I didn’t have much choice but even if you can buy them I recommend trying them at home at least once. You know, just to say you did. Plus it really impresses people. Although, after that you have my full permission to short-cut every other time by just buying the wrappers. I mean, ’cause who’s got the time, right?  Anyway, I hope you try them and love them as much as my gang did!

FAQs for How To Make Vegan Southwest Egg Rolls

Can I use store-bought vegan egg roll wrappers for this recipe?

Yes, you can definitely buy egg roll wrappers to keep these simple. If you’re looking for them at the grocery store they are usually with the refrigerated things like kimchi and vegan products. At some stores they may be with refrigerated Asian ingredients in the produce section.

How long does it take to make southwest egg rolls at home?

This recipe for southwest vegan egg rolls takes about 1 hour from start to finish. A few factors might change that time. For example, how long it takes to fry them and how quickly you can gather and chop the ingredients.

What are vegan egg roll wrappers made of?

Most store-bought vegan egg roll wrappers are made of flour, water, salt, and oil. Not all brands advertise being vegan but if you check the ingredients most are.

Are egg roll wraps healthy?

Well healthy is a relative term but most egg roll wrappers are very low in fat and can be baked so the wrappers themselves are not necessarily unhealthy. Egg roll wrappers are not typically gluten free so if you follow a no gluten diet they may not be a healthy choice. Also, they are typically deep fried which increases unhealthy fat. All foods can be considered part of a balanced diet so ultimately it’s up to you to decide what is healthy for you.

vegan egg roll recipe

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This post was all about Vegan Southwest Egg Rolls

Southwest Egg Rolls and Avocado Ranch Dipping Sauce (Vegan)

Take snack time to the next level with these simple, yet amazing, copycat versions of Chili's popular menu item. Oh, and don't forget about the super creamy avo ranch!

Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 16 egg rolls (about)

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cheddar style daiya cheese shreds or any brand
  • 1 1/2 cup cooked black beans rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups sweet whole kernal corn drain if using canned
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 small tomato diced
  • 1/2 medium onion diced (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 fresh cilantro chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 16 egg roll wrappers store-bought or (recipe follows)
  • oil for frying

Egg Roll Wrappers:

  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups flour
  • arrowroot powder or organic cornstarch

Avocado Ranch:

  • 2 avocados
  • 1 cup plain non-dairy yogurt such as cashew or coconut
  • 2 jalepenos seeded and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried chives
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

Instructions

Filling:

  1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients for filling and stir until well mixed.

Wrappers (If Making)

  1. Sift together flour and salt in a bowl.
  2. Slowly stir in warm water - dough will be very stiff. Knead dough on floured surface till smooth, about 15 minutes. Cover with towel and let stand for 20 minutes.
  3. Divide into 2 sections and roll out one at a time into a rectangle about 1/8 inch thick or as thin as possible. Cut into 9 equal squares by cutting 2 lines horizontally and 2 vertically. This part can be challenging to get them very thin so don't worry if they're a little on the thick side.

Assemble:

  1. Dip fingers in a small bowl of water and wet all of the edges of wrapper. Spoon about 1/4 cup of filling onto 1 corner of wrapper then start rolling towards center. Fold in sides and wrap tightly. Add a little more water to seal the tip if necessary.

Cook:

  1. Heat a few inches of oil to 350 degrees and fry in batches for 3 to 4 minutes per side or until golden brown.

Avocado Ranch:

  1. Combine all ingredients for ranch in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Serve with hot egg rolls.


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