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June 19, 2024

Reuben Rolls

Reubens are a favorite sandwich, but here’s an interesting twist to the classic, found at  Be sure to follow the link below to get the scoop on her homemade thousand island dressing.


  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and peeled 
  • 1/2 sweet onion, caramelized
  • 12 thin slices cheese – cheddar or swiss
  • 2 large dill pickles, chopped
  • 12-14 egg roll wrappers
  • oil for frying – sunflower or safflower 


Mash chickpeas, combine with thousand island dressing, set aside to ‘marinate’ (make this and refrigerate while prepping the remaining ingredients). Caramelize the onion.

To assemble rolls: arrange a wrap in a diamond shape, place 2 tablespoons of chickpea mixture in bottom corner. Top with one slice cheese, then layer one tablespoon caramelized onion, one tablespoon chopped pickles. Fold bottom corner over filling, fold side corners in, then roll up to top corner and seal with water.

Heat 1-2 tablespoons oil in pan over medium heat, add 3-4 rolls at a time, turning frequently so they get an even light brown crunchiness all around. Remove to a drying rack or paper towel. Serve warm with thousand island dressing.

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