After two bites of this delicious dish at the Cheescake Factory the other night with my girl friends, I said "I'm going to re-create this!" And they believed me. So here it is. Whole grain. Baked, not fried. And delicious.
The dipping sauce is where it's at, really:
(Approximate quantities since I hardly ever measure anything.)
Fresh cilantro (1 cup?)
Cashews (1/2 cup)
Olive Oil (1/4 cup)
Honey (1/4 cup)
White vinegar (3 tsp)
Lime juice (3 tsp)
1 clove Garlic
1 Green Onion
Balsamic vinegar (1 tsp)
dash of Salt
-Blend well in a blender or food processor.
Avocado (I used 3 avocados which made 4 tortilla's full. I cut each tortilla in half when serving)
1/2 to 1 Red Onion
some diced Tomatoes
dash of Salt
Whole Wheat Tortillas
-Cut avocados into big chunks. Stir, gently, with onion, tomatoes and salt. Fill whole wheat tortillas with 1/4 cup of mixture and roll, cigar-style.
-Cook at 375 degrees F for 6 minutes, flip, and cook for 4 minutes more until crisp on the outside. Enjoy with your cilantro dipping sauce.
You could go authentic with real spring rolls/egg rolls and frying. But this way you are saving tons of calories, avoiding bad fats, and maintaining your whole foods lifestyle- all without sacrificing ANY taste (I promise!)