Servings: 48 cups
  • 48 wonton wrappers, about 12 oz (340g)
  • 3 tbsp canola oil (or other neutral vegetable oil)
  • 9 oz extra-firm tofu
  • 3 tbsp tamari 
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp ginger, peeled and finely grated
  • 2 tbsp tangerine zest
  • 1 tsp Tabasco or Sriracha sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1/3 cup green onions (green parts only) finely chopped
  • 1 large avocado, about 7oz (200g)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp toasted black sesame seeds or to taste
Wow your party guests with this unique appetizer! The wow goes for the taste and looks. This recipe makes 48 cups, it sounds like a lot, but they go fast! 
Fancy and delicious, these Wonton Cups have it all: buttery avocado, salty marinated tofu, tangy tangerine zest, bright lemon juice, crisp green onions, crackly Wonton wrappers, nutty sesame seeds, and much zing from the ginger.
I bet your guests will not be able to stop eating these cute cups; if you have a chance to plan, marinate the tofu overnight to develop the flavors.
  • Preheat oven to 350F (176C).
  • Dry the tofu block using paper towels, gently pressing them between your hands to release all the liquid. Cut tofu in ¼ inch (0.5cm) dices.
  • Whisk together tamari, sesame oil, ginger, tangerine zest, Tabasco, salt, and green onions in a small bowl. Add the diced tofu, gently stir to coat, and let it sit, covered, in the fridge for two hours (or overnight).
  • You will make the wonton cups in two batches. Brush two mini muffin baking pans with canola oil. Brush both sides of each wonton wrapper lightly before placing them in the mini muffin baking pan. Brushing the wrappers with oil will make them slightly more flexible and help to prevent them from cracking when handled to fit into the mini muffin cavities. Bake until golden, about 6 to 8 minutes. Be careful because they burn quickly. Let them cool for 15 minutes on a cooling rack. Repeat the process to prepare the second wonton cup batch.
  • Assemble the cups right before serving them. Cut the avocado in ¼ inch (0.5cm) dices into the lemon juice. Stir gently to coat. Place the cups into the serving tray. Using a small spoon, fill the cups with a couple of marinated tofu dice, top it with avocado dice and sprinkle the toasted sesame seeds. Serve immediately.