These vegan avocado egg rolls are perfect for appetizers or a meal and it’s basically like fried guacamole, but better. Pair it with salsa or our vegan nacho cheese for a delicious combo!
If you love guacamole, then you will love the flavor combination that goes into these vegan avocado egg rolls.
If you don’t love guacamole, but love avocado, we think you will still love these. The reason is because you can completely swap out or omit ingredients to customize these and make them your own.
These vegan egg rolls are easy to make and perfect whether you want them for an appetizer, lunch, or a dinner meal.
We love to call them handheld guacamole, but they are actually a Cheesecake Factory copycat avocado egg roll recipe. No matter what, we know that you will absolutely love this recipe!
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WHAT INGREDIENTS DO YOU NEED TO MAKE VEGAN AVOCADO EGG ROLLS?
Below are notes about the ingredients before we get into the full recipe located lower in this post on how to make this copycat avocado rolls recipe:
- Avocados – Ripe avocados are best for this recipe. It’s also a good recipe if you have avocados that you know are about to go bad and you aren’t sure how to use them up
- Roma Tomatoes – Roma tomatoes specifically are a bit more firm and make them perfect for this recipe so they hold their shape
- Red Onions – Perfect to eat raw, these make the best onions for this recipe since we don’t cook this for very long
- Garlic – You really want to stick to the 1 clove here. We love garlic as much as the next garlic lover, but since this recipe only cooks for a few minutes, you really don’t want to overdo it as raw garlic has a spicy element to it
- Jalapeno – We love the subtle kick of heat the jalapeno gives to the recipe without overpowering or making the dish overly spicy. However, feel free to reduce, omit or even add more if you want to sweat a bit more
- Cilantro – a classic guacamole ingredient, cilantro gives that earthy, fresh herby vibes to bring everything together
- Lime – you really want fresh lime juice and not bottled for the best flavor. You also want to make sure that you don’t add more than two tablespoons of lime juice or you risk your egg rolls being soggy
- Spices – we are adding salt, pepper and cumin here to bring our flavors up a notch and round out that perfect guacamole flavor
- Vegan Egg Roll Wrappers – we are finding vegan egg roll wrappers more and more easily! They work just as well as traditional egg roll wrappers and are perfect at making this whole recipe come together
- Oil – The best oils for frying are vegetable, peanut or corn. These have high smoke points and neutral flavors making absolutely delicious paired with the recipe
SUBSTITUTIONS AND VARIATIONS:
Roma Tomatoes – The biggest thing to note about swapping the roma tomatoes is to pick another tomato that isn’t super juicy. The more liquid you add from the tomatoes, the more you risk your egg rolls being soggy
Red Onions – Red onions are the best to eat raw, but if you don’t have those, then your next best option would be white onions
Jalapeno – You can omit if you don’t want any spice
Cilantro – if you aren’t a fan of cilantro, feel free to omit this ingredient
Lime – lemon can be replaced in a pinch, but again remember not to do more than 2 tablespoons.
Oil – If you want these to be oil free, you can follow the instructions for air frying or baking
Frequently Asked Questions
The ingredient that may contain allergens is the vegan egg roll wrappers.
We have not seen a gluten free egg roll wrapper, but you could try baking in a gluten free tortilla for a different option or potentially look for a recipe on how to make vegan gluten free wrappers.
They will last for 3-5 days in the fridge in an air tight container. However, they will not be as crispy. You can heat them up in the oven, air fryer, or toaster oven to bring back some of the crispiness.
Yes. Make your eggrolls through the step where you are about to fry them. Instead of frying, place them on a baking sheet and flash freeze for 15 minutes.
Then, you can put then in an air tight container or freezer bag for up to 3 months. Cook from frozen after
WHAT ARE OTHER VEGAN RECIPE IDEAS I SHOULD TRY?
But, you may be wondering what other delicious vegan meal ideas you should try. We’ve rounded up a few that we love ourselves and think you will too!
- No Yeast Vegan Pizza Dough
- Vegan Pizza Casserole
- The Best Vegan Black Bean Burger
- Cashew, Chickpea, and Broccoli with Garlic Sauce Skillet
- Best Vegan Chickpea Burgers
- Vegan Cauliflower Coconut Curry
- The Best Vegan Lasagna
- Vegan Walnut Taco Meat
Pin these vegan southwest egg rolls for later:
Vegan Avocado Egg Rolls
For the Filling
For the vegan egg rolls
- 5-6 vegan egg roll wrappers
- 1 qt vegetable oil, baked option below
- Chop the vegetables.
- In a large bowl, add half the avocados. Mash them well. Add in the remaining filling ingredients and toss carefully.
- Heat up a deep fryer or a skillet with at least an inch of oil to 350 degrees F.
- Add ⅓ cup of mixture to the bottom of a vegan egg roll wrapper (See package, most have clear instructions).
- Use water to run along the outside edges to seal while rolling. Roll up the wrapper according to the package. Repeat with other wrappers until mixture is gone.
- Deep fry for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Pan fry by cooking 2-3 on each side or until golden brown on both sides in a light oil. Bake by placing a water filled dish at the bottom of your oven and cooking egg rolls at 400 degrees F for 20-25 minutes, flipping halfway.Air fry by cooking at 400 degrees F for 8-12 minutes or until crispy on all sides.
- Remove and let cool before serving. Serve with optional dips above.
This post was originally written on 8/20/2020 and updated on 5/3/2022.