Saturday, June 12, 2010

Avocado Egg Rolls

Oh my goodness I LOVE these things!

1 Tbls. white vinegar
1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp. tamarind pulp
1/2 cup honey
1 pinch ground saffron
1/2 cup chopped cashews
2/3 cup fresh cilantro
2 cloves garlic
2 green onions
1 Tbls. granulated sugar
1 tsp. ground black pepper
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 cup olive oil
1 lrg. avocado - peeled, pitted, diced
2 Tbls. sun-dried tomatoes in oil - chopped
1 Tbls. minced red onion
1/2 tsp. chopped fresh cilantro
1 pinch salt
3 egg roll wrappers
1 egg - beaten

In a microwave-safe bowl, stir together vinegars, tamarind, honey, and saffron; microwave for 1 minute; stir until tamarind is dissolved. -Puree tamarind mixture, cashews, 2/3 cup cilantro, garlic, onions, sugar, pepper, and cumin in a blender. Pour mixture into a bowl and stir in oil; refrigerate until ready to use. Gently stir together avocado, tomatoes, onion, 1/2 tsp. cilantro, and salt. Distribute filling evenly onto center of each egg roll wrapper. Position a wrapper so that a corner is pointing toward you; fold the bottom corner up, 1/4 of the way over the filling; brush remaining corners and edges of the wrapper with egg; roll up from side to side; fold top corner over all and press to seal; repeat with remaining wrappers. Deep-fry egg rolls in 375 degree oil for 3-4 minutes, until golden brown. Drain on brown paper bags. Slice egg rolls diagonally across middle and serve with prepared dipping sauce.

Tamarind pulp can be purchased at many large supermarkets in the ethnic food aisle.


  1. Hi Monica! These look and sound amazing! I don't deep fry much, but may try this!!

    Hope all is well with you! Things here have been very busy, but good.

    Hope you have a wonderful week, my friend!!

  2. Hey Becky!

    I know what you mean...we don't deep fry much at all anymore. If I do to often, then I generally pay dearly. These are pretty yummy and there is good news...if you would like to just try one without the can find them at The Cheesecake Factory. My recipe is similar to theirs. Just be careful...those cheesecakes are very tempting! lol

  3. Thank you Monica, for this useful post. I also appropriate Becky's comments. I will try fry, or both.

  4. Sounds amazing! Just tried the avocado egg rolls at BJ's, I can only imagine how much better and healthier these are!

  5. Oh dear!!! YUM YUM YUM. There is nothing bad about those! I'll take 2!

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What's for Dinner

  6. Sooo good looking! I want to eat it NOW! Um. come stop by, I follow you!