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Copycat Cheesecake Factory Avocado Egg Rolls Recipe

egg rolls with green sauce
egg rolls with green sauce - Feta Topalu/Mashed

Recipe developer Feta Topalu tells us "I'm a huge fan of the Cheesecake Factory restaurant and have visited for as long as I can remember." She adds "I've tried countless items off of their menu so I am familiar with the flavors of the avocado egg rolls." She feels that the egg rolls in her copycat recipe "...taste identical when I'm eating them at home," although she admits, "If I was to compare them side by side, there may possibly be a very slight difference in taste." In fact, these homemade eggrolls might taste even fresher than the restaurant version. Even if you've never tried the Cheesecake Factory appetizer, you can still enjoy this copycat Cheesecake Factory avocado-stuffed egg roll recipe, which comes with a zesty cilantro-cashew dipping sauce.

While Topalu was unable to find the exact list of ingredients that Cheesecake Factory uses to make its avocado egg rolls, she found that most recipes for similar dishes have a fairly standard list of ingredients. She does say, though, that while many of the recipes she's seen are fairly similar, she did add one secret ingredient of her own: "A small splash of lime juice added to it keeps the avocados fresh and green."

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Collect The Ingredients For The Copycat Cheesecake Factory Avocado Egg Rolls Recipe

ingredients for avocado egg rolls
ingredients for avocado egg rolls - Feta Topalu/Mashed

For the egg roll filling you're going to need avocados, sun-dried tomatoes, a red onion, cilantro, lime juice, and salt. You'll need egg roll wrappers and an egg to assemble the rolls, plus vegetable oil to fry them in. To make the dipping sauce, you'll also need olive oil, cashews, garlic, rice vinegar, honey, sugar, cumin, and pepper.

Step 1: Make The Cilantro-Cashew Dipping Sauce

green sauce in food processor
green sauce in food processor - Feta Topalu/Mashed

In a food processor, pulse together the cilantro, cashews, garlic, rice vinegar, lime juice, honey, sugar, cumin, salt, and pepper. Slowly pour in the olive oil while pulsing.

Step 2: Mix The Egg Roll Filling

avocados and seasonings in bowl
avocados and seasonings in bowl - Feta Topalu/Mashed

In a large bowl, mix together avocados, sun dried tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, lime juice, and salt.

Step 3:Warm Up The Cooking Oil

oil in white pot
oil in white pot - Feta Topalu/Mashed

Heat 2 to 3 inches of oil in a large pot.

Step 4: Apply Egg To An Egg Roll Wrapper

hand brushing egg roll wrapper
hand brushing egg roll wrapper - Feta Topalu/Mashed

Lay out one egg roll wrapper on a clean surface. Brush the edges with beaten egg.

Step 5: Fill The Egg Roll

egg roll with avocado filling
egg roll with avocado filling - Feta Topalu/Mashed

Spoon about ¼ cup of avocado mixture into the center of the wrapper.

Step 6: Start Folding The Egg Roll

partially folded egg roll
partially folded egg roll - Feta Topalu/Mashed

Bring the bottom corner over the filling and tuck it in.

Step 7: Finish Folding The Egg Roll And Start On The Next One

uncooked egg roll
uncooked egg roll - Feta Topalu/Mashed

Fold the corners towards the center and roll up towards the last corner. Repeat with remaining egg rolls.

Step 8: Fry The First Batch Of Egg Rolls

egg rolls submerged in oil
egg rolls submerged in oil - Feta Topalu/Mashed

Place half of the egg rolls into the hot oil. Fry for 4 to 5 minutes, until golden.

Step 9: Drain The Grease

egg rolls on paper towel
egg rolls on paper towel - Feta Topalu/Mashed

Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.

Step 10: Chop The Egg Rolls In Half

sliced egg roll with knife
sliced egg roll with knife - Feta Topalu/Mashed

Cut the egg rolls diagonally at a 45 degree angle.

Step 11: Dip The Egg Rolls In The Sauce

hand dipping roll in sauce
hand dipping roll in sauce - Feta Topalu/Mashed

Serve with cilantro-cashew dipping sauce.

What Should I Do With Leftover Copycat Cheesecake Factory Avocado Egg Rolls?

egg rolls with avocado filling
egg rolls with avocado filling - Feta Topalu/Mashed

If you don't think you can consume six egg rolls shortly after they come out of the fryer, you can reduce the size of the recipe or you can enjoy the extra egg rolls at another time. Topalu notes that leftover egg rolls "...will not be as crispy the following day as when they are immediately prepared," but they will still be delicious. She says that you can stick the uneaten ones in the refrigerator and then reheat them when wanted either in the oven or in an air fryer.

Topalu cautions against making the egg rolls in advance to fry later. As she explains, "The wrapper will get moist and tear before they can be fried properly." She does say, though, that if you need to prepare them ahead of time you can fry them, cool them to room temperature, and then freeze them. The sauce, too, is something that she says can be made the day before you plan to use it.

Can I Use The Cilantro-Cashew Dipping Sauce For Other Things Besides The Copycat Cheesecake Factory Avocado Egg Rolls?

green sauce in white bowl
green sauce in white bowl - Feta Topalu/Mashed

Topalu says that she finds the cilantro-cashew dipping sauce to be very moreish. She tells us, "I could see it being used to drizzle over a platter of loaded chicken or steak fries, over salmon fillets, or with shrimp and avocado crostini." She also feels that it could be used to add zesty flavor to whipped feta cheese. You could combine it with ricotta, crema, or whipped cream cheese, as well, if you want to turn it into a creamy spread.

You could also use it as a dip for tacos, chimichangas, or samosas, either store-bought or homemade. The cilantro-cashew dipping sauce could also be thinned out with some extra lime juice and rice vinegar and repurposed as a salad dressing, perhaps with one of Aldi's Asian salad kits or with a simple salad of avocado, onions, and tomatoes.

Copycat Cheesecake Factory Avocado Egg Rolls Recipe

egg rolls with avocado filling
egg rolls with avocado filling - Feta Topalu/Mashed

Prep Time: 20mCook Time: 8mYield: 6 EggrollsIngredients

  • :::For the cilantro-cashew dipping sauce:::

  • ¾ cup cilantro

  • ¼ cup cashews

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • ¼ cup honey

  • 2 tablespoons cane sugar

  • 1 teaspoon cumin

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon pepper

  • ⅓ cup olive oil

  • :::For the egg rolls:::

  • 3 avocados, pitted, peeled, and diced

  • 5 sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, finely chopped

  • 2 tablespoons minced red onion

  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro

  • ½ teaspoon lime juice

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • Vegetable oil, for frying (about 3-4 cups)

  • 6 egg roll wrappers

  • 1 egg, beaten

Directions

  1. In a food processor, pulse together the cilantro, cashews, garlic, rice vinegar, lime juice, honey, sugar, cumin, salt, and pepper. Slowly pour in the olive oil while pulsing.

  2. In a large bowl, mix together avocados, sun dried tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, lime juice, and salt.

  3. Heat 2 to 3 inches of oil in a large pot.

  4. Lay out one egg roll wrapper on a clean surface. Brush the edges with beaten egg.

  5. Spoon about ¼ cup of avocado mixture into the center of the wrapper.

  6. Bring the bottom corner over the filling and tuck it in.

  7. Fold the corners towards the center and roll up towards the last corner. Repeat with remaining egg rolls.

  8. Place half of the egg rolls into the hot oil. Fry for 4 to 5 minutes, until golden.

  9. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.

  10. Cut the egg rolls diagonally at a 45 degree angle.

  11. Serve with cilantro-cashew dipping sauce.

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