Chili's Southwestern Egg rolls
I love going to chili's and one of my favorite appetizer's to get is there southwestern egg rolls paired with their avocado ranch dip. Since eating those on the regular would not be a compliment to my body I eat them on special occasions. This "special occasion" rule doesn't work well on the weekends when nothing special is going on and I start craving them. What can I do about this dieter's conundrum? I make these yummy southwestern egg rolls lose some weight. As I've said time and time again, humans aren't the only ones that should be put on a diet, ha! 😉
They are still not calories friendly for an everyday snack but it's calories have been greatly reduced as the site "calorie king" has them listed at 769 calories for an order (3 egg rolls) and my slimmed down baked not fried version is 453 calories for an order or 151 calories for each roll.
I made the avocado ranch dip homemade but added an extra ingredient, 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise had been added per hubby's request since he was compromising with a baked version of these egg rolls if you read my article about Fried Slim Jim's you will know that this dude loves himself some fried crap. 😉
I will share a step by step on how to make the egg rolls then a step by step on the avocado dip--I added 1 tablespoon of cumin to mine because I like it spicy, so feel free to add cumin--yummy.
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Now, I had forgotten to buy parchment paper but it is highly recommended--I'm a risk taker. 😉
Avocado Ranch Dip
For this avocado ranch dip I used a really cute avocado cutter/scooper that I found at my local grocery store but you can find it cheap here for like $9.00.
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In the step by step photos I forgot to add two steps (babies are distracting) and I added 1 cup of milk and 1/2 cup sour cream right after I finished mashing the avocado and before I added the 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise.
This is what the final product looks like.
If you like the southwestern egg rolls and avocado ranch dip please share your feedback in the comments section or if you made adjustments that taste better please feel free to add. Team work. Follow/share with friends as I love getting new buddies. 🙂
Note: After filling 18 egg rolls you will have a lot of mix left so you can freeze it for another time or reduce the amount per filling based on your individual needs.