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Southwest Egg Rolls with Cilantro Lime Pesto

 
One serving costs about $0.23

$0.23 per serving

8 people like this recipe

8 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

12 dairy-free,dairy free antipasti,starter,snack,appetizer,antipasto,hor d'oeuvre Chinese,Asian
spoonacular Score:51%

Spoonacular Score: 51%

 

Southwest Egg Rolls with Cilantro Lime Pesto is a hor d'oeuvre that serves 12. One serving contains 72 calories, 2g of protein, and 2g of fat. For 23 cents per serving, this recipe covers 4% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. 8 people found this recipe to be scrumptious and satisfying. It is brought to you by Foodista. This recipe is typical of Chinese cuisine. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about about 45 minutes. A mixture of bell pepper, juice of lime, corn, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so delicious. It is a good option if you're following a dairy free diet. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 50%, which is solid. Try Southwest Egg Rolls with Avocado-Lime Ranch, Chili’s Southwest Eggrolls – enjoy this restaurant favorite anywhere. These Southwest style egg rolls are delicious, and Southwest Quesadilla with Cilantro-Lime Sour Cream for similar recipes.

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Ingredients

Servings:
1 bunch
1 bunch cilantro
cilantro
3 cloves
3 cloves garlic
garlic
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp almonds
almonds
1
1  lime (juice)
lime (juice)
some
some olive oil
olive oil
some
some Salt & Pepper
Salt & Pepper
12
12  egg roll wrappers
egg roll wrappers
1 small
1 small red bell pepper
red bell pepper
0.5 cups
0.5 cups corn
corn
0.5 cups
0.5 cups black beans
black beans
1 bunch cilantro
1 bunch
cilantro
3 cloves garlic
3 cloves
garlic
1 Tbsp almonds
1 Tbsp
almonds
1  lime (juice)
1
lime (juice)
some olive oil
some
olive oil
some Salt & Pepper
some
Salt & Pepper
12  egg roll wrappers
12
egg roll wrappers
1 small red bell pepper
1 small
red bell pepper
0.5 cups corn
0.5 cups
corn
0.5 cups black beans
0.5 cups
black beans

Equipment

food processor
food processor
baking sheet
baking sheet
plastic wrap
plastic wrap
bowl
bowl
oven
oven
frying pan
frying pan
food processor
food processor
baking sheet
baking sheet
plastic wrap
plastic wrap
bowl
bowl
oven
oven
frying pan
frying pan


Instructions

Oven at 385 degrees. Make the pesto: In a small food processor add the garlic and almonds. Pulse until finely chopped. Add the cilantro leaves and about 3-4 Tbsp olive oil, the amount is really a preference of how loose or thick you like the pesto. Start with a little and add a little at a time until you reach the consistency of your preference. Stir in the juice of 1/2 a lime. If you are making this ahead of time...place in a bowl and drizzle just enough olive oil on top to coat, this keeps the air from getting to the cilantro. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate. Saut the peppers with a drizzle of olive oil in a pan over medium high heat for just a couple minutes. Mix the peppers, corn and black beans in a bowl. Lay out the egg roll wrappers. Smear some of the cilantro lime pesto on the end closest to you, leaving about an inch of the wrapper on the very end. Add a spoon full of the veggies along the line of pesto. Brush the ends of the wrapper with water, this will help seal the egg roll. Fold the end nearest you over the veggies and the two sides fold in as well. Roll up the wrapper to the end. Place seam side down on a lined baking sheet that his been brushed with a bit of olive oil to prevent sticking. Brush the egg rolls lightly with olive oil as well, this will help get that golden color. Bake for approx 18 minutes, or until golden and crispy.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.24
Ingredient
1 bunch cilantro
3 cloves garlic
1 Tbsp almonds
1 lime (juice)
some olive oil
12 egg roll wrappers
1 small red bell pepper
½ cups corn
½ cups black beans
Price
$0.26
$0.20
$0.18
$0.25
$0.17
$1.06
$0.37
$0.25
$0.13
$2.87

Tips

Health Tips

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

Cooking Tips

  • If you're using olive oil to cook at high temperatures, make sure that the olive oil you're using has a high smoke point because heating an oil past its smoke point can ruin the flavor and even release harmful compounds into your dish. Many people recommend saving extra-virgin olive oil for cold dishes or for adding the finishing touch to a warm dish. You could also use canola oil, coconut oil, or another good high-temperature oil to be on the safe side.

  • Here's a trick for peeling garlic quickly. Put the garlic clove on your cutting board. Take a knife with a thick blade and place the blade flat across the garlic clove (the clove should be closer to the handle than the middle of the blade). Whack down on the flat side of the blade with your free hand to smoosh the garlic a bit. Done correctly, the skin will peel right off.

  • The average fresh lime contains 2 tablespoons of lime juice (just in case you are substituting bottled lime juice).

Green Tips

  • Bell peppers are unfortunately on the "dirty dozen" list compiled by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). You might want to buy them organic when you can.

  • Beans freeze well, so don't throw out your leftovers!

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
72 Calories
2g Protein
1g Total Fat
11g Carbs
9% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
72
4%

Fat
1g
3%

  Saturated Fat
0.25g
2%

Carbohydrates
11g
4%

  Sugar
0.64g
1%

Cholesterol
1mg
0%

Sodium
91mg
4%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
2g
5%

Vitamin C
9mg
11%

Manganese
0.17mg
8%

Folate
27µg
7%

Vitamin B1
0.1mg
7%

Selenium
3µg
6%

Vitamin A
258IU
5%

Fiber
1g
5%

Vitamin B3
0.95mg
5%

Vitamin B2
0.07mg
4%

Iron
0.71mg
4%

Vitamin E
0.51mg
3%

Phosphorus
32mg
3%

Magnesium
12mg
3%

Vitamin K
3µg
3%

Copper
0.05mg
3%

Vitamin B6
0.05mg
2%

Potassium
78mg
2%

Zinc
0.27mg
2%

Calcium
13mg
1%

Vitamin B5
0.11mg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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