Spinach and Tofu Wontons

Spinach  and Tofu Wontons

Tofu is a great source of protein plus it is a great alternative to meat. Consuming tofu regularly helps lower bad cholesterol and even lowers the risk of cancer. It’s a great form of vitamin C and calcium.  
Spinach is a great pick-me-up when you’re feeling tired because of the iron it contains.  The iron acts as a carrier of  oxygen, which is a vital for every organ to perform properly.
You can make these delicious wontons as a dumpling for soups or use with a dipping sauce, either way they are very tasty!
Spinach and Tofu Wontons
Ingredients (Serves 8):
  • 1/2 cup   1/4inch firm cubed tofu
  • 1/8 cup frozen spinach with liquid removed
  • 1/8 cup crushed walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 scallion stalk thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons  soy sauce
  • wonton wrappers. (Found in the refrigerated food section)
. Dipping Sauce:
·         4 tablespoons  rice vinegar
·         2 teaspoons honey
·         ½ cup soy sauce
In a small container mix the cornstarch with the soy sauce and sesame oil. In a small mixing bowl add the tofu, walnuts, spinach, scallions and the soy mixture. Mix well to incorporate all of the ingredients. Do not be afraid if the tofu breaks. Take 4 pieces of wonton and lay on a board. Wet with water and place a 1/2 tsp of mixture into the wrapper. Fold into a diagonal to form a triangle and press down. Continue until all of the mixture is used.  Should make about 25 wontons. 
In a large pot fill 2/3 with salted water. Bring to a boil and carefully add the wontons. You may have to do this in several separate batches. Boil for about 3 minutes or until the wontons float to the top. Serve either in a soup or with dipping sauce.
For the dipping sauce mix all ingredients together in a bowl.

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