southwest egg rolls & avocado dip - Color Me Meg

southwest egg rolls & avocado dip

 a perfect hint-of-spice vegetarian appetizer that packs some serious flavor.

we ate these for memorial day with friends and they went FAST!

southwest vegetarian egg rolls appetizer recipe

this weekend was long and perfect.

i will have to write all about our trip to Disneyland without kids

and about my amazing mother-in-law who stayed with my 2 kids for 2 days,

while cleaning, folding, and washing dishes along the way.

she left this morning and i was in tears to see my house clean,

all my laundry folded, the trash all emptied…

and she was gone.

didn’t even let me give her our thank you gift!

she’s amazing.  we are pretty blessed in the family department.


we also really needed that alone time.

i love my kids, i do.

and we missed them bad enough to drive right home after dinner the second day,

but man was it nice to wake up to stillness for 2 days!


last week, we made a few things to really make life easy while we prepped for said weekend,

so i threw together these super easy egg rolls, popped them in the oven,

and we shared them with friends. i also served them with my

5 minute avocado dip

and they went together perfectly!

i thought for sure i would wish these had chicken or something in them,

but i wouldn’t change a thing! they had so much flavor!

southwest vegetarian egg rolls appetizer recipe 2

baked southwest egg rolls

baked southwest egg rolls


  • 2 cups frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 (15 oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup fresh spinach, sliced
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 1 (4 oz.) can diced green chiles, drained
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • ½ tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 package egg roll wrappers (about 20-22)

what to do

preheat the oven to 425.

combine all ingredients {except for the wrappers} in a large bowl. place a small amount of the filling {about 3 tablespoons} in the center of a wrapper with a point facing you. roll one side, and with your finger, brush the other 3 corners with a small amount of water or egg white. then fold in the sides and finish wrapping the rest. place all egg rolls on a cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray, with only a little space between. spray the tops with cooking spray and bake for about 15 minutes, or until the tops are slightly brown.

adapted from annie’s eats


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About Meg

I am Meg. A health and wellness coach, a color lover, and a wish-i-owned-a-house-er. My husband and I are self-declared foodies and LOVE cooking together and doing home projects. We blog about our [mostly] healthy food and DIY adventures from sunny Arizona with our 3 cutie kids. Email me at colormemegblog at gmail dot com to work with me!

9 comments on southwest egg rolls & avocado dip

  1. Lisa
    June 4, 2014 at 6:14 pm (5 years ago)

    Are these spicy??

    • Meg
      June 6, 2014 at 11:37 am (5 years ago)

      The egg rolls themselves are not too spicy at all, but the dip is! {you could may it less or more by using a fresh jalapeno or the jarred kind for the dip} or just eat them with a mild salsa you love!

  2. [email protected] Well Floured Kitchen
    June 9, 2014 at 1:36 pm (5 years ago)

    I love creative egg rolls! My family will eat just about anything I stuff into one, but we particularly love southwestern food. These look delicious, pinned 🙂

  3. Tela @ Sweet Southern T
    June 10, 2014 at 5:43 am (5 years ago)

    Hi Meg! This recipe is amazing! I found it on Pinterest and shared it in my weekly PINspirations post this week. It has been a hit and has been repinned about 20 times since yesterday! I just wanted to let you know everyone loves it (not that you didn’t already know that)! Thank you so much for sharing!!

    • Meg
      June 10, 2014 at 10:20 am (5 years ago)

      Thanks so much Tela! It really is so good, so I’m glad you shared it! 😉

  4. Jennifer Fischer
    September 23, 2014 at 4:24 pm (4 years ago)

    Where is the recipe for the dip?

    • Meg
      September 29, 2014 at 4:01 pm (4 years ago)

      The dip is linked in the post above. 😉

  5. Kelly Perkins
    October 24, 2014 at 9:17 am (4 years ago)

    How many eggrolls does this make?

    • Meg
      October 27, 2014 at 10:27 am (4 years ago)

      About 1 package of egg roll wrappers – 20-22ish. 😉