A couple of months ago, the hubby and I were back in our college town and we ordered an appetizer at one of the bars while we waited for a table to open up at the restaurant down the street. We ordered some black bean and avocado egg roll type things. They were really good, but they were fried- not my favorite…so when hubby suggested I recreate them at home, I immediately made a note in my phone.
Then I promptly forgot about them for several weeks. The other day I came upon the note in my phone and decided to give them a whirl at home.I changed them up a little bit by adding shrimp. I used wonton wrappers and baked them instead of frying.
These were super easy to make, have very few ingredients and were a big hit with the hubby! They’d make a great party appetizer and are a fun alternative to chips and dip.
So here’s what you do:
Black Bean, Shrimp & Avocado Rollups
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 12 min
Keywords: bake appetizer healthy vegetarian black beans avocado shrimp
Ingredients (15-20 rollups)
- 1 large avocado
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1/2 c black beans
- 1/4 lb shrimp, raw
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 2 Tbsp onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 20 wonton wrappers
In a small saucepan, heat some EVOO over medium-high heat.
Saute the onion, garlic and shrimp until the shrimp is cooked through.
Dice the shrimp mixture (you should have about 1/2 a cup) and let cool.
Mash the avocado in a small bowl. Add the lemon juice, black beans, cayenne pepper and shrimp and stir until well combined.
Place one tablespoon of filling into a wonton wrapper. Fold in two of the sides, then roll up from one of the unfolded ends and place on a baking sheet, with them seam down.
Mist with cooking spray, sprinkle with paprika if desired and bake at 425 for 12-15 minutes until wontons are golden brown.
Serve with salsa.
The hubby suggested that these could also be made in tortillas and then sliced. We’re going to try that next time.
What’s your favorite non-traditional party appetizer?
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