Avocado Egg Rolls

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Avocado Egg Rolls recipe combines onion, seasonings and cilantro with California avocados.  The mixture is tucked into egg roll wrapers, then deep fried, two at a time. You can make the egg rolls ahead of time and just fry them right before you're ready to serve. This makes a very nice appetizer and it is similar to the ones served at the Cheesecake Factory.
  • Prep40 min |
  • Total50 min |
  • ServesMakes 24


    • 1-1/2 lbs chopped red onion
    • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 3 tablespoons finely chopped garlic
    • 1-1/4 cups fresh lime juice
    • 6 oz chopped dried tomato (packed in oil)
    • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
    • 1-1/2 tablespoons ground cumin
    • 1-1/2 tablespoons salt
    • 12 medium California Avocados, seeded and peeled, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 6 lbs)
    • 24 egg roll wrappers (6 inches)


Saute onion in oil until soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic; cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in lime juice, tomato, cilantro, cumin, and salt; fold in avocado.

Cool to room temperature.

For each roll, lay an egg roll wrapper on a work surface with corner at top. Put 1/2 cup cooled filling in a line from left to right on the center of the egg roll wrapper, leaving a 1-inch border on each side. Pull top corner over filling; fold in sides.
Roll once toward bottom corner. Moisten remaining corner with water; press firm to roll. Reserve on a lightly floured sheet pan, sealed side down.

Cover and refrigerate until time to fry and serve.

Egg rolls may be prepared to this point a few hours before final cooking.

Per Serving
Deep fry 2 egg rolls at 375 degrees F until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Cut on the diagonal. Serve immediately.

Serving Suggestions:
Serve on an appetizer plate lined with lettuce, accompanied by 1/4 cup black bean salsa, tomato or tomatillo salsa or a sweet-hot dipping sauce.

Tip:  Find egg roll wrappers in the refrigerator section of the grocery store.

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