On Sunday I hosted a little get together. My friends and I gathered to play games while the ‘Big Game’ was on TV. From the feedback, my party treats were a hit. I made Roasted Sriracha Cauliflower Bites with Peanut Dipping Sauce from Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook: Eat Like You Give a F*ck and I whipped up some of my very own avocado jalapeño wontons.
I won’t list a play by play on the Sriracha cauliflower, but I will say – you must give this recipe a try! It’s fairly quick and easy. You just cut up some cauliflower and make a simple water + flour batter, dip them, and roast them in the oven. Afterwards you toss it with a Sriracha sauce and serve with a peanut dipping sauce to cut some of the bite. This is easily going to become a goto recipe for me. I made this ahead of time and served it at room temperature. Easy!
Now, I had never actually made a wonton before this weekend. It was almost comical how many times I had to walk and up and down the aisles of Whole Foods before I found wonton wrappers! FYI – they’re in the refrigerated aisle next to tortillas. I must say avocado wontons are a deliciously ‘healthy’ vegan version of the standard wonton. Sure, you could fake it and use faux cream cheese, etc., but I wanted something a bit more natural. My guests loved them, and I think you will too! So go ahead and give this recipe a try!
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Avocado Jalapeño Wontons
Ingredients/ Shopping List:
- 2 ripe avocados, diced
- ½ cup onion, minced
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 jalapeños, minced
- 20-30 wonton skins
- ¼ cup gluten free tamari
- ¼ cup rice wine vinegar
- Dash of sesame oil
- 1 tsp. sesame seeds
- 1 tsp. powdered ginger
- 1tsp. garlic salt
- 1 tsp. Sriracha sauce or chili garlic sauce
- Preheat the oven to 426F.
- Mince the garlic, onion, and jalapeño ,and cube the avocados.
- Toss all ingredients to combine. Be careful not to smash the avocado!
- Place a small spoonful of the mixture on a wonton wrapper.
- Wet the sides of the wonton wrapper and press the edges together to seal it.
- Repeat steps 3-5 until all wontons are made.
- Line a baking pan with parchment paper.
- Bake the wontons for 14 minutes or until they are crisp and a golden brown.
- While the wontons are baking make your dipping sauce. Simply whisk all ingredients together and set it aside.
- Assemble and enjoy!