Having guests over? Skip the store-bought appetizers and stick to Valerie’s easy recipe for delicious egg rolls with the flavours of the southwest, such as black beans, chiles, cayenne and chipotle and Mexican blend cheese.
Preheat the oven to 425ºF. Spray a rimmed baking sheet generously with cooking spray.
In a large bowl, combine the cheese, corn, beans, spinach, chiles, scallions, cumin, chili powder, cayenne and salt. Stir together, making sure to break up the clumps of spinach.
Have a small bowl of water ready for moistening your fingers.
Lay one egg roll wrapper out on a work surface and moisten the edges with your finger. Scoop 1/4 cup of the filling into the center of the wrapper; mound into a 1-inch wide log arranged diagonally across the wrapper, with about an inch of space to the corners. Fold the corners over the filling, gently pressing down on either side to secure the fold. Then, starting at one of the unfolded corners, gently but firmly roll up the egg roll. Place on the prepared baking sheet and repeat until all of the filling has been used.
Brush the tops and sides of the egg rolls generously with beaten egg. Bake until golden brown all over, 15 to 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, pulse the tomatoes, garlic and jalapeno in a food processor until the tomatoes are almost smooth. Add the scallions, cilantro, lime juice and salt; pulse just to combine.
Serve the egg rolls with the salsa on the side, for dipping.