Mexican Spring Rolls

This week we’re focusing on simple dinners. 1) Because they’ve become a necessity in my life and 2) Because they’re awesome.

In case you haven’t looked at the calendar lately, it’s already May! You know what that means? Cinco de Mayo is coming up! I thought I should whip up a Mexican-inspired recipe to get you guys in the mood.

Last week I threw some chicken breast in the crockpot with some broth and let them cook on low for 6 hours. Then I shredded them with two forks, froze half the chicken and stuck the other half in the fridge. (Side note: Katie calls these chicken boobs. Literally made me laugh out loud when I read her post the other day.)

When I got home from work today, I took some chicken out of the fridge and added some barbeque sauce. Then I pulled some black beans out of the freezer, defrosted them and mixed them with some corn and about 1 Tbsp of chopped cilantro.

Next, I soaked a spring roll wrapper in warm water until it was soft. Then it was time to build the roll! I started with the bbq chicken, added the corn and beans and topped it off with a little bit of Mexican cheese and some avocado slices. I would have added tomatoes too but I was fresh out! Then I carefully rolled everything up, tucking in the ends as I went.

Slice in half and enjoy! It’s not the prettiest thing to look at but it sure tasted good. I loved the flavor of the fresh cilantro with the bbq sauce.

I enjoyed mine with some green beans and an orange….not Mexican in the slightest :)

These could easily be made with regular tortillas….I’m just kinda obsessed with spring roll wrappers. Also, these were inspired by the lovely Andie…I just used spring roll wrappers instead of wonton wrappers.


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. This look yummy! I’ve never used spring roll wrappers but I might need to try them out!
    Alicia at AliGirl Cooks recently posted..Mushroom Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

  2. Hahahahha thanks for the shout out!

    Those wraps look AMAZING! I’ve been trying to find spring roll wraps everywhere but for some reason I can’t….I had a hankerin’ for some homemade spring roll magic about a month ago…Thanks for lighting the fire again!
    Katie@Real Food Katie’s Way recently posted..Maple Baked Crockpot Beans

  3. Do the spring roll wraps break on you? I feel like they always do for me.

    Delicious looking meal though!!
    Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) recently posted..Unforgettable

    • nope! mine don’t usually break, unless i don’t soak them long enough before i try to roll them up! maybe you got a bad batch?

  4. I’ve been meaning to use spring rolls for while now…

    And I have a SUPER easy and delicious dinner for you on the way this week…just wait. :)
    Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen recently posted..Getting Smarter

  5. Yay for simple dinners! I love this one. I like the idea of using the spring rolls wrappers, mostly because then most of the focus is on the filling, not the tortilla.
    Nicole@HeatOvenTo350 recently posted..Southwestern Black Bean Salad

  6. Hey- a way for me to use up spring roll wrappers, canned beans, rice, and frozen corn before we move haha! Thanks!
    Meri recently posted..Listless

  7. my mom just sent me a recipe for baked southwest egg rolls! :) after seeing your yummy spring rolls i am extra excited to make them.
    sarah (sarah learns) recently madness

  8. what a great idea, esp with cinco de mayo this week
    surlykitchen recently posted..MIA

  9. Why not go for simple dinners? they are my staple in life
    Katherine: Unemployed recently posted..Abraham Maslow

  10. Yum!! I love spring roll wrappers. I haven’t used them in a long time, but this reminds me I should!!
    Beth @ Beth’s Journey recently posted..Menu Plan Monday

  11. looks fun!

  12. Whoa – totally baller! Avocados and cilantro? Amazingness. I can’t wait for my cilantro plant to grow so I can make this with fresh herbs!

  13. These look absolutely delicious and perfect for spring! So refreshing too!
    Rachel @ The Avid Appetite recently posted..Scenes from the Birthday

  14. Ooo these look fantastic and so healthy! I’m so glad I came across your site, consider me a new follower :)

  15. Hooray for cinco de mayo! I’m all for any reason to eat Mexican! The spring rolls are a great twist on a traditional dish. What is it about black beans and corn that just goes so beautifully together? Love! Hope you have a great week

  16. These. Look. Excellent.
    Matt recently posted..Exam Time Stress Thank God I Don’t Have Any

  17. These look amazing! Love the creativity! So good!
    Autumn @ Good Eats Girl recently posted..Dinner in shifts…


  1. […] I pretty much love spring rolls and I think the main reason I do is because I love putting the rice paper in water and watching it turn all soft and roll-able! Spinach is always a key ingredient in mine. Then I add veggies, chicken if I feel like it, or if I’m feeling crazy I make these Salmon Avocado Spring Rolls or these Mexican Spring Rolls! […]

Speak Your Mind


CommentLuv badge

FitFluential Is Fitness Found The Lean Green Bean