tablespoons vegetable oil
large green onions, finely chopped
small red bell pepper, seeded and finely chopped
cups shredded Romaine or iceberg lettuce
cup drained and rinsed canned black beans
cup frozen corn
cup chopped fresh cilantro
tablespoons hot sauce
teaspoon ground cumin
cup (2 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
12 to 15
spring roll wrappers (6 inches), thawed if frozen*
Nonstick cooking spray
Creamy Corn Salsa (recipe follows)
Available from Asian markets or in the produce section of larger supermarkets.
1. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add green onions and bell pepper; cook and stir 2 minutes or until tender. Stir in lettuce, beans, corn, cilantro, hot Sauce and cumin. Cook 3 to 5 minutes or until liquid has evaporated, stirring occasionally. Cool 15 minutes. Stir in cheese. 2. Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease large baking sheet. 3. Place 1 wrapper on work surface like a diamond, with corner at bottom, keeping remaining wrappers covered with plastic wrap. Place about 2 tablespoons filling across center. Brush edges of wrapper with cold water. Fold bottom corner of wrapper up over filling. Fold in and overlap the opposite right and left corners to form log. Continue rolling tightly up. Repeat with remaining wrappers and filling. 4. Place rolls on prepared baking sheet. Lightly spray rolls with cooking spray. Bake 15 minutes or until golden brown and crispy, turning halfway through baking time. Prepare Creamy Corn Salsa; serve warm with spring rolls. Creamy Corn Salsa: Combine 1 cup frozen whole kernel corn, thawed and drained, 1/4 cup milk and 2 tablespoons hot Sauce in blender or food processor. Cover; process until pureed. Pour into small saucepan. Stir in 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro. Cook over medium heat until heated through, stirring often. Makes 1 cup salsa.