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12.02.2009

Fried Wonton Chopped Salad

From An Opera Singer in the Kitchen
After recovering from our weekend holiday, I knew it was time to get on my cooking skills and eat some good Asian-inspired meals, after the MSG incident. As of yesterday we have been hearing reports of friends in Texas receiving snow while we fellow Michiganders have NOT. How ironic can that be? Well, it was such a gorgeous sunny day I decided to make a light dinner for my hubby and I. After seeing Nasoya was having a great contest called "The Holiday Wrap-up: Recipe Challenge", I decided to start early and challenge myself.

The light dinner consisted of a big chopped salad with delicious fried wontons, all made with Nasoya products. I accompanied it with some miso soup as a starter with the salad as a finisher. The good thing about this meal is that because you are having salad, you do not have to feel guilty about having as many as you want. Enjoy a mid-week healthy dinner!

Fried Wonton Chopped Salad

by Noelle Kelly
Keywords: salad lunch vegan recipes on recipage vegan

Ingredients (serves 3)

    20 Nasoya wonton wrappers


      Wonton Filling
      • 2 cups cabbage, chopped
      • 1 jumbo carrot or 2 carrots, diced
      • 3/4 cup crumbled Nasoya firm tofu
      • 2 Tbsp Tamari or soy sauce
      • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
      Salad
      • 4 cups chopped romaine and red leaf lettuce
      • 1 cup red peppers, julienned
      • 1/2 cup shredded daikon
      • 1/2 cup green onion, chopped 1/2 inch thick
      • 3 tsp Gomashio (black sesame seed/sea salt mixture)
      Dressing
      • 1/2 orange, juiced
      • 2 tsp umeboshi plum vinegar
      • 2 Tbsp sesame oil
      • 1 tsp ground ginger
      • 1 avocado, sliced
      Instructions

      For filling:
      In a sauce pan, heat sesame oil and stir-fry cabbage, carrots, tofu for 5-10 minutes until cabbage is transparent and carrots tender. Add soy sauce and cook for 5 more minutes.

      Take 20 wonton wrappers and place 1 to 1 1/2 tsp of filling and moisten the edges of the wrapper and seal diagonally and press dough together. Set aside and repeat for the rest of the wrappers.

      Heat 1 cup of sesame oil in pan on medium high heat. Sprinkle a bit of water to assure that oil is hot enough by the splattering.

      Fry the wontons until golden brown. Place on a paper towel to drain excess oil and cool.

      For Salad:
      Wash lettuce and remove excess water in salad spinner. Add lettuce to a salad bowl and add red peppers, green onion, gomashio.

      For Salad dressing:
      In a little bowl, place shredded daikon, sesame oil, vinegar, orange juice and ginger and mix.
      Toss salad with dressing and serve on plates. Decorate with 4 avocado slices and 5-6 wontons.
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      14 comments:

      MaryMoh said...

      That looks very delicious. I love the wantans on a bed of salad. We ate wantans in soup for lunch today. It was very good on a cold day.

      Shelly said...

      Bravo! I love salads with crunchy proteins, but have never seen wontons on top! Love this and must try it soon!

      Dawn@CocinaSavant said...

      I love it! The filling for the wontons looks and sounds delicious!

      redkathy said...

      Salad and fried wontons, Oh wow what a creative meal. I can tell by your photos that I sure would enjoy this.

      NOELLE said...

      @MaryMoh- I was going to make a soup, but I think I will make that for the second half.

      @Shelly-Thanks, let me know how you like it!

      @Dawn-It was very delicious

      @Redkathy-I hope you do enjoy!

      Vegetable Matter said...

      Tofu wontons sound amazing!

      Diana Bauman said...

      That sounds yummy Noelle! I love the raw salad with something crunchy :)

      Tasty Eats At Home said...

      Now this brings salad to a whole new level! YuM!

      NOELLE said...

      @Vegetable Matter
      @Diana
      @Tasty Eats At Home

      Thank you ladies! The hubby liked it too!

      Simply Life said...

      YUM! I love this idea - looks absolutely delicious!!!

      Kelly said...

      Yum--that salad looks just delicious and what a great recipe! Crispy and fried in sesame oil makes them even more perfect! Thanks for sharing!

      Melissa Peterman said...

      Great Recipe!

      You should enter this in the Foodista cookbook contest for a chance to be published! I would if I were you! Great food and great photos!

      The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook http://www.foodista.com/blogbook

      NOELLE said...

      @ Melissa Peterman- I just did! Thanks for visiting my blog!

      @Kelly-thank you! I have really enjoyed reading your blog!

      @Simply Life-Thank you!It was delicious. The carnivore consumed it in minutes!

      Olive said...

      this is delicious! Fried wonton and salad, I love the combination..thanks Noelle for sharingthis recipe :)

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