Black Bean, Shrimp & Avocado Rollups

Hi friends!

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

by Lindsay L

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
  • salsa


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.

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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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About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian and new mom from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


  1. These look delicious! And I am constantly making little notes to myself in my phone only to come across them a few weeks (or months) later! I guess I need a better system of organization for my random thoughts? :)
    Stefanie @TheNewHealthy recently posted..Double the pizza, double the fun.

  2. These look amazing! Just reading about them I know they would be a hit in my family! I will be making them for my fam next time I am at home :) We love trying new appies <3 Thanks beautiful.

  3. Your husband is extremely well-fed. What a great appetizer. I love anything black bean, avocados and shrimp. I always gravitate towards any chips and dip at a party.
    Susan (Oliepants) recently posted..Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

  4. Lindsay, I’m all over these. Love this combination of flavors!

  5. Those look great! I can just leave out the shrimp. :)

  6. Yum! These look really fantastic and are a nice, healthy appetizer! I haven’t worked with wonton wrappers yet…will definitely need to try them!
    Rachel @ The Avid Appetite recently posted..Cookbook Challenge

  7. yes. please. now.
    Cat @Breakfast to Bed recently posted..The Gift Best Given To Yourself. Alone.

  8. These remind me of the little rolls I used to get at Chili’s and loved! I must make these. MUST!
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  9. These sound delicious! I’ve never cooked with wonton wrappers before. Do they crisp up in the oven?
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  10. yum. i love the sound of these. i must make
    surlykitchen recently posted..Champagne Cocktails

  11. I love using those Wonton wrappers – this looks like a delicious combination of flavors!
    Claire @ Live and Love to Eat recently posted..Restaurant Review – Lidia’s

  12. These look so good girl! I love all the flavours you used. Definitely bookmarking these for the next time I need to make an appetizer. 😀

    One of my favourite apps to make are mini phyllo cups filled with feta, cherry tomatoes, and tapenade.
    Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin recently posted..Everything in moderation

  13. Oh my, those are adorable. They also look mighty delicious, which I guess is more the point, isn’t it? :)
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  14. OMG I want those in my belly, asap. They look so delicious. And I love how easy they are!
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  15. I cannot wait to try these but I will try them using tortillas since I have all of these ingredients at home – yum!
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  16. Yummy! I pinned this so I have a visual reminder for later.
    I never win anything! Ugh…better luck to me next time:)
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  17. Wow I absolutely cant wait to try this!! i will have to add wonton wrappers to my grocery list for this weekend and test them out! Love easy recipes 😉
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  18. Great re-invention of a bar app! I could eat things like this all night long. I don’t do the shrimp, nut I’m thinking that tofu would be awesome this too. Maybe dipped in some of your cilantro pesto? :)

  19. i love the sound of these! i was actually going to make southwest eggrolls for the super bowl, but then ben got sick so i didn’t. sad day. i love the shrimp idea, so maybe i’ll make them this weekend. :)
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  20. What a cool recipe idea! I will definitely have to save this recipe idea for later.

  21. Do you feel the beans really add anything (besides fber + nutrition) to this? I love beans, but thinking of leaving them out and focusing on just the avocado & shrimp flavors.

    • i think they’d be good without the beans as well! you could also try adding something like red peppers if you wanted, or just shrimp and avocado is a great combo!

  22. Yummy!! Those look awesome :) Way to make them healthier by baking them instead of frying them. Thanks for sharing!
    Kristen recently posted..15-Minute Rocky Road Bars (No-Bake and Gluten Free!)

  23. Thanks for commenting on my guest post at Fitness Cheerleader… so glad to have found your site! These rollups sounds amazing! I’ve been meaning to try working with wonton wrappers, but never tried them. Bookmarking this for future reference! Gorgeous pictures, too. :)
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  24. These roll-ups look so delicious….I should not be dawdling looking at food so late at night. LOL
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  25. mmm… looking super good lindsay!
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  26. Loving the wonton bites. Must make them soon – where do you get your wrappers?
    Elle @ nutritionella recently posted..{Shrimp} Butternut Squash & Black Bean Coconut Rice

  27. Can you say YUM! Those look incredibly tasty!
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  28. These sound awesome! :)
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  29. Made these today while being an #elf4health! haha had no shrimp, or black beans, so made them with chickpeas and the avocado with extra cayenne pepper… so delicious! Had about 10 with salsa and fresh mini tomatoes over a bed of lettuce for lunch, and tomorrow will be the same. Yum!


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