Meatless Wednesday: Edamame Wontons

Total Time
20 mins
30 wontons

These delicious bite-size appetizers are a great party meal when you’re trying to abstain from meat. Start your party with these low-cal exotic bites and stay healthy!

Bon Appetite!


  • 1 3/4 cups shelled frozen edamame
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 30 round wonton wrappers (3 1/2 in. diameter)
  • Cilantro leaves
  • Soy sauce, for serving


  1. Cook edamame according to instructions.
  2. Reserve 1/2 cup cooking water; drain edamame and set 3/4 cup aside.
  3. In a blender, blend remaining 1 cup edamame with ginger, lemon juice, salt, and about 1/3 to 1/2 cup reserved cooking water.
  4. Transfer edamame paste to a bowl, mix with whole edamame and chives.
  5. Bring a large, deep pot of salted water to a boil and add vegetable oil.
  6. Fill wonton wrappers with 1 tsp. edamame filling and top filling with a cilantro leaf (cover unfilled wrappers with a moist towel). Moisten wrapper edges with water, fold over filling, and press to seal. Boil wontons until they float to surface, 2 minutes. Serve with soy sauce.

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