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Asian Sesame Salad in Wonton Cups

Posted by Danielle Rose on January 19, 2015
Asian Sesame Salad in Wonton Cups

Have you ever heard the phrase, “you can’t make friends with salad?” Salad has been given a bad rep for a long time now and quite frankly I’m not all that surprised. Salad is often an afterthought at the dinner table with all the focus on the protein or carb as the star on the plate. I find that many people, myself included, treat salads like a chore - simply throwing some dressing on some greens, tossing in a couple chopped vegetables, and calling it a day. It’s no wonder people’s faces don’t light up at the thought of a side salad with such careless preparation.

The truth is, most people really do like salad, craving those fresh and crunchy flavours and textures to break up the heaviness of the rest of their meal. The trick is to make a salad that can tantalize your taste buds just as much as the rest of the meal. Thanks to the power of food hacks, I have come up with what I’m sure will be your new favourite salad, which just might become the star of your next dinner plate!

What makes my salad so striking is in its visual appeal and textural contrast. By using wonton wrappers, which you can find in the refrigerated aisle at your local grocery store, I’ve created individual, crispy cups by forming them in muffin tins and baking for a few minutes. These not only hold the salad but also taste delicious when broken off. The crispy wonton cups are complimented by tender mixed salad greens, juicy mandarin oranges, and crunchy slivered almonds. By adding one simple step, you have completely transformed your salad into something none of your dinner companions will be able to resist!

Get These

  • 8-12 wonton wrappers
  • 1 cup mixed salad greens
  • ¼ cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • ¼ cup canned mandarin oranges, liquid drained
  • ¼ cup Kraft Asian Sesame Dressing
  • Black pepper, to season

Do This

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly spray a muffin tin with cooking spray.
  2. Carefully form the wonton wrappers to create cup shapes inside four of the muffin tin cups, using 2 to 3 wonton wrappers per cup. Lightly spray with cooking spray and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until crispy and golden. Let cool.
  3. While the wonton cups are baking, prepare the salad. Toss the mixed salad greens together with the almonds, mandarin oranges, and dressing. Taste and season with pepper. Evenly fill each wonton cup with the salad. Serve immediately.


Asian Sesame Salad in Wonton Cups
  • This recipe serves 4

Save Time

  • Prepare your wonton cups a day in advance to save yourself a step come dinnertime!

Impress Your Guests

  • These wonton cups are just begging to be served to guests! Double the recipe and serve these at your next dinner party!