Flavorful and healthy Grilled Tofu Wonton Tacos or Bowls are made with Asian salad dressing, tofu and cole’s slaw. A perfect finger-food and my go-to party appetizer that comes together in 30 minutes!
At a party, appetizers are my most favorite thing. And among those, finger-foods or bite-sized appetizers catch my attention more than anything else. They are the mini version of a food made into the right size and you can enjoy them guilt-free without going overboard. And today’s recipe grilled tofu wonton tacos or bowls is a perfect party sized appetizer loaded with tons of flavor and deliciousness.
Best of all, these wonton tacos or bowls can be completely customized with your favorite toppings and can be filled with just about anything. Some of my favorite toppings include –
- a bowl filled with black beans, corn, fresh cheese and topped with avocado dip
- a bowl filled with bean dip
- a bowl filled with chickpea salad
- a bowl full of black eyed peas salsa.
Possibilities and choices are endless. You can create a line of these appetizers (either as bowl or as tacos) filled with assorted flavors and arrange them on a platter. Talk about deliciousness, now doesn’t this sounds super yum!! Recipe adapted from here.
Making tacos or bowls!
The first step is to bake or fry wonton wrappers. Below, I have displayed two ways of making wonton tacos or bowls. The bowl version is the baked one and tacos are shallow fried. You can try either one of those, both tastes amazing. Above all it’s VEGAN!
Frying a wonton like a taco is a tedious job. The trick is to fold wonton and fry in such a way that there is enough opening left for stuffing. My first couple of attempts ended in a mess. Then, came a helper – aluminium foil.
I folded the wontons in half, placed a foil in-between the folds and fried it from both sides. This way I got perfect tacos. After removing from oil, let the foil sit in the wrapper until the wonton wrapper becomes crisp.
Now on to the recipe! Grilled Tofu Wonton Tacos or Bowls
Please don’t be intimidated by seeing such a long recipe. To make it understand better, this recipe is divided into 4 parts. First part includes preparation of protein. I have used grilled tofu here but you can easily swap tofu with other form of protein – chicken or paneer would be great additions too.
Next two steps involve making of the sauces. No cooking required- just mixing of the ingredients. If you can find these sauces in your local grocery store then it will save you some time. Final step involves assembling of these tacos or bowls.
A sort of make ahead appetizer!
Not only these tacos/bowls tastes amazing, but they are easy to make and can be made ahead of time. The whole recipe is not a make ahead appetizer. It can be done in parts. Making of wontons, sauces and tofu can be done a day in advance. The rest is left for the final day. Just before serving warm tofu in microwave, assemble cole’s slaw with sauces and start filling your bowl or tacos.
Generously top with Asian salad dressing, chopped green onions and cilantro and serve right away. This makes a protein-rich, unique and flavorful party appetizer that is guaranteed to please a crowd. And if you are thinking of serving it to a large gathering or at a office potluck – Double the recipe as these cups will disappear even before you know it!
Do give this quick and easy recipe a try and if you happen to make it, then either drop me a line below or share your yum pictures with me on Facebook. Would love to see your creation!
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