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Quinoa Southwestern Roll

Crispy Baked Quinoa Southwestern Roll - filling and healthy baked roll filled with quinoa, beans, shrimp and other veggies paired with a wonderful avocado sauce for an indulgent yet healthy bites.
Course Appetizers
Cuisine American
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 10 -12 rolls
Calories 259kcal
Author Imma


  • 1 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked black beans
  • 2-3 tablespoon canola or olive oil
  • ½ cup diced onions
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon chili
  • ½ cup chicken stock or water
  • 2 chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • ½ cup chopped bell pepper
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • ½ pound shrimp chicken (optional)
  • Spring roll shells 25 per package

Avocado Sauce

  • 2 large avocados
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Squeezed juice form lemons 2
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup ranch dressing optional


  • In a medium- large skillet, add oil, onions, garlic and sauté, for about 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly to prevent any burns.
  • Then add chili, cumin, and paprika, continue stirring with a heavy wooden spoon, about 2 minutes.
  • Add chopped tomatoes, beans, quinoa, and chicken stock. Cook for about 5 minutes
  • Finally throw in cilantro and bell peppers adjust the seasoning, to taste. Remove from the heat and let it cool
  • Place 2 spring roll wrappers on a chopping board or work surface then place 2 to 3 tablespoons of the quinoa mixture in the center of each of the spring roll wrappers.
  • Roll the wrappers around the quinoa mixture, folding the edges inward. And begin to roll with end nearest to you. Brush the edges with water before final roll to keep the rolls sealed. Set aside
  • Repeat with remaining wrappers. Place on a baking sheet and brush with canola oil, then poke a few holes in the wrapper so that it does not break or burst during baking.
  • Bake in a pre-heated 425-degree oven for about 18 to 20 minutes or until lightly brown. Let it cool. Serve with this avocado sauce or your favorite sauce

Avocado sauce

  • Combine all ingredients , except avocado then scoop out avocado and add to the other ingredients. Blend in a food processor, until puree, adjust thickness with water.


-I use two spring rolls for each roll to prevent any licks.
- Be sure to cover the spring rolls, after each use , with a damp cloth to prevent them from drying out.
- Spring rolls can be purchased in any Asian supermarket.
- If using shrimp, lightly saute shrimp for about 4 minutes before using.
- If using ground meat or chicken add to the quinoa mixture when you add the onions and tomatoes.


Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 383mg | Potassium: 558mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 490IU | Vitamin C: 23.4mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 2.7mg