Meatless Monday - Baked Vegetable Wontons

>> Monday, February 22, 2010

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Today is not the first time I've talked about wontons.  They're such versatile and simple little wrappers.  Stuff with whatever you want, seal with a little water, fry or bake, and voila!  Deliciousness! 

I love, love, love the cream cheese stuffed fried wontons that you can buy at cheap Chinese restaurants.  So, when I saw a recipe for Crispy Vegetable Wontons in Linda McCartney's World of Vegetarian Cooking, I thought that I would take the recipe and make it my own.  My ingredients are slightly different from Linda McCartney's recipe, and her recipe called for frying the wonton.  I wanted something a little lighter, so I decided to bake them instead. 

We all loved these wontons.  (Well, to be honest, my daughter wasn't thrilled with them, but give her 5 seconds and she might have a different opinion.  Can you say picky?)  I paired them with some edamame and brown rice and a little bowl of soy sauce for dipping.  In the words of my son, "This is a keeper, mom!"



Baked Vegetable Wontons

1/3 cup grated carrots
1/2 cup cabbage, finely shredded
1/3 cup mung beansprouts
2 green onions, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup chopped shitake mushrooms
1 TBSP soy sauce
1 oz cream cheese
1/2 tsp sesame oil
small wonton wrappers

Preheat oven to 400 F.

Heat a tsp of oil in a saute pan.  Add the carrots through mushrooms and saute for 2-3 minutes.  Set vegetables aside and let cool.

Add the cooled vegetables to the rest of the ingredients and combine well.  Put a generous teaspoonful in the center of each wonton.  Dampen the edges of the wonton with water and fold the wonton wrapper in half, pressing at the damp edges to close. 

Place each finished wonton on a baking sheet lightly coated with cooking spray.  Cook wontons in hot oven for about 15 min or until wontons are slightly browned on the bottom.  Serve with a little soy sauce on the side.

18 comments:

Amy (Super Healthy Kids) February 22, 2010 at 8:24 AM  

Delicious!!!Thanks Cathy! Definitely a keeper.

Sagan February 22, 2010 at 9:44 AM  

Mmmm. I've never cooked with wonton wrappers before. Mayhaps I need to purchase some!

Michelle @ Find Your Balance February 22, 2010 at 10:58 AM  

Sounds super easy - I gotta look for those wanton wrappers at the store!

alwayswithme February 22, 2010 at 4:24 PM  

Thanks for posting this recipe. I have been wanting to make something with wontons. I love eating them when I'm out.

Staci @ teaching money to kids February 23, 2010 at 6:14 PM  

It sounds like spraying them with oil and baking them would be a much healthier option that frying them like we usually do.
I have never actually had the cream cheese kind. They sound like something to experiment with.

Mark February 28, 2010 at 2:56 PM  

I am going to try this recipe!

Thanks!

Mark

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Allison March 3, 2010 at 9:57 AM  

I made these a few days ago and they were great! I used the broccoli slaw that is near the bagged salads in the grocery store for the filling. I just sauteed it with some cabbage and then baked it as you suggested. They were great! Thanks for such a great idea.

Cascia March 5, 2010 at 12:53 PM  

I've never made anything like this before. It looks delicious!

Have a great weekend!

eileensaunders March 27, 2010 at 12:48 PM  

What can you substitute for the cream cheese? Would feta work? I love the baked vs fried idea. Yum

cathy March 27, 2010 at 7:06 PM  

Eileen - Sure, why not! I think that feta would give it a nice twang. I might pair it with a tzatziki sauce instead of soy sauce if I went with feta, but it would be a nice twist! Even silken tofu (if you wanted to do a vegan twist) might work.

eileensaunders April 4, 2010 at 1:21 PM  

Well, I made them with feta and we used soy sauce. My boys, including sweet hubby, LOVED them and want them regularly. My youngest helped make them; they're so easy.

Kristina June 7, 2010 at 11:00 AM  

Hi...these look GREAT! I love wontons and can't wait to try them. I was wondering...have you tried freezing these? I love to make things ahead and freeze for a quick meal later. Thanks in advance!

cathy June 7, 2010 at 12:20 PM  

kristina - These freeze great! I reheat in a 400 F oven for about 10 min.

Asiya @ Chocolate & Chillies December 15, 2011 at 9:34 AM  

Looks so good! Love that you baked them. Going to give these a try now! Thx for sharing...

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This not only looks delicious but is presented beautifully!! I'll be making this soon!

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