Crispy Avocado Wontons served with a homemade Tamarind Cashew sauce are a bite-sized copycat recipe of the avocado egg rolls from Uno's or Cheesecake Factory. I love everything about the crispy wonton and the creamy avocado filling, right down to the slightly sweet and nutty dipping sauce!
Making a copycat recipe for avocado egg rolls
Have you ever had the avocado egg rolls from Pizzeria Uno or Cheesecake Factory? I've had them at both places and really love them. My favorite one though is from Pizzeria Uno. Maybe because that is the first place I ever had one. I decided that I wanted to try them at home but because it would be just me eating them I wanted to do them as wontons.
Grumpy absolutely will not eat an avocado. I think its the one food he has even refused to try since we have been together. I think he should have at least tried these because they were de-lish-ious! These would be great to pre-make and freeze for when you have a little party to share with all your other avocado loving friends. 🙂
I had tried to make the Tamarind Sauce before and it didn't turn out anything like it was at Uno's. So, this time I made the dipping sauce first because if that didn't turn out, then there was no way I was making the wontons. The cilantro turned the entire sauce green, however, it tasted absolutely awesome!
The egg roll recipe uses sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil. I went with sun-dried tomatoes that were in a vacuum sealed package from Trader Joes. Since it needed a little "wetness" I stirred in about ½ tablespoon of olive oil to the mixture. Yummy, I could eat that filling all by itself! If you love the Uno's or Cheesecake Factory avocado egg rolls, you will definitely love this copycat recipe. Try it out!
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Avocado Wontons with Tamarind Dipping Sauce
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For the sauce
- 1-½ tablespoon white vinegar
- ½ teaspoon tamarind pulp
- 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
- ½ cup honey
- ½ cup cashews
- ⅔ cup fresh cilantro
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- ⅓ cup olive oil
For the wonton bites
- 1 large avocado peeled and diced
- 1 tablespoon red onion minced
- 2 tablespoons sun dried tomato chopped
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ teaspoon fresh cilantro
- pinch of salt
- wonton wrappers
To make the sauce
- Stir together vinegars, honey, and tamarind pulp. Microwave for 1 minute. Remove from microwave and stir until tamarind is dissolved.
- In a blender, puree tamarind mixture, cashews, ⅔ cup cilantro, garlic, sugar, and black pepper.
- Stir in olive oil. Gently mix avocado, onion, cilantro, sundried tomato, and olive oil.
To make the wontons
- Distribute 1 tablespoon of filling in center of each wrapper. Brush corners and sides with water and seal. When you seal, bring two opposite corners up over filling and pinch together. Bring each side up and pinch together to form wonton and seal tightly.
- Deep fry wrappers in oil (375 degrees) for 1-2 minutes or until browned, turning wontons in oil to evenly brown. Remove from hot oil and drain on paper towels. Serve with sauce.
Where does one get tamarind pulp?
You can find it in the regular grocery store in the asian food section or go to any asian store and ask. They are always more than happy to help!
I have never eaten these eggrolls at Unos or Cheesecake Factory, but they do sound like something I would love to try.
From Valeries Kitchen
I have never seen these but have absolutely no doubt in my mind I would love them! Looks fabulous Shelby!
Those wontons look beautiful. You can't go wrong with avocados I love them.
I've never cooked with avocado before, just eaten it fresh or in guacamole. These sure look tasty though. I need to be a little more adventurous with my cooking.
April, if you like Avocado, you would like these! I thought about taking a photo of the inside a little too late, but the inside stays bright green and doesn't taste "cooked". Still taste quite fresh and the dipping sauce is to die for (if you like cilantro!)
Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche
These look great! I've always loved avocados but have only recently started cooking with them, so I shall have to add these to my list!
Becca, you won't regret it! I could be eating this right now and would be such a happy camper. LOL