Cream Cheese Avocado Wontons and a Fun #AvoAllStars Giveaway

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Growing up in Southern California, I was surrounded by avocados.

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My grandmother had an avocado tree in her backyard, and we built a tree house in its branches. She would bring in the avocados that fell off the tree and set them on the window sill in her kitchen, where they’d sit until perfectly ripe. I can’t even imagine that window sill without an avocado on it!

When I was a teenager, my friends and I rode our horses almost daily through an avocado grove, giant avocados hanging from the branches above our heads and littering the trail beneath our horses’ feet…no one ever picked them, or nurtured this avocado grove. They just grew there.

The crazy thing is…I didn’t like avocados. I couldn’t stand them. I hated the texture. I thought they were gross.

When we moved to Texas, my husband would complain about how he missed the avocados that were so plentiful in California. I didn’t care. 

Until one day, after living in Texas for more than five years, he finally convinced me to try one. Even though it had been at least a decade since I last had an avocado, I was convinced I would still hate them.

I WAS WRONG.

Today, you’ll find me eating avocados every.chance.I.get. On everything, all the time. They are like a glorious nutty butter from the heavens aboveI can’t believe how many years of avocado-eating I wasted! They are like a glorious nutty butter from the heavens above.

Of course, I live in Texas now. Which means it’s no longer raining avocados. Instead, we buy Avocados from Mexico. Avocados have only 50 calories per one-ounce serving and provide nearly 20 vitamins and minerals, making them incredibly healthy (this is why we chose avocados as our babies first foods!). And, they are available year-round…which makes them perfect for pretty much every event and holiday you could think of.

The next big event on my radar is the World Series. I grew up in a baseball family, and even though I won’t be able to root for the Rangers (or the Padres!), I know the World Series will be on in this house…and that we’ll want some fabulous foods to snack on while we’re watching the games.

So, I came up with something awesome. Cream Cheese Avocado Wontons, anyone?

Cream Cheese Avocado Wontons

What you need:

  • Package of wonton wrappers (we found these in the dairy section, but they can also be in the produce section of your grocery story…go figure)
  • 2 blocks of cream cheese
  • 1 bunch of cilantro (about 2/3 cup chopped)
  • 1 bunch of green onions (about 2/3 cup chopped)
  • Peanut or canola oil
  • Salsa or soy sauce (for dipping)
  • 2-3 avocados

How to make them:

Leave the cream cheese out for an hour or so to soften. Chop up the cilantro and green onions into itty-bitty pieces. Once the cream cheese is soft, use a mixer to combine the cream cheese, cilantro, and green onions (use fewer for a less intense taste). Slice an avocado into tiny little slices (maybe half as long as your pinky).

In the center of each wonton wrapper, place a small dollop of the cream cheese mixture and top with a slice of avocado. Dip your finger in water and trace two edges of the wonton wrapper (this helps it stay closed). Press the edges together so it forms a triangle. 

Avocado Wonton Wrapper

It’s already looking tasty, right?!

Once you’ve made all your wontons (you will be able to get 30 – or more – out of this recipe), you can start frying them. You guys – this is the first time (EVER) that I’ve fried anything. If I can do it, you can do it (my mom, the Wonton Queen, gave me some pointers, and I’ll share those with you).

Make sure you have at least an inch of oil in your sauce pan. You will also need a NON-plastic device for flipping them and removing them from the oil. You can test the oil to see if it’s hot enough by tearing up a wonton wrapper and tossing it in the oil – when it floats, bubbles, and turns crispy in a matter of seconds, you’re good to go.

Place a few wontons in the oil and flip them after just a few seconds. Remove them and place them on a paper towel. You’ll get into a rhythm…they fry super quickly and before you know it, you’ll have a bunch of delicious Cream Cheese Avocado Wontons to enjoy!

Avocado inside wonton

So. Delicious. I’m still in shock that these came from my kitchen.

Use salsa or soy sauce as a dip.

Wonton dipped in salsa

Salsa is tasty AND goes well with avocado!

With this recipe, I’m not sure I really care who wins the World Series. I’m just excited about making more Cream Cheese Avocado Wontons!

Want a little help making something awesome with Avocados from Mexico? Here’s a coupon from Avocado AllStars for a free 10 ounce Ro*Tel when you buy three Avocados from Mexico. And while you’re downloading your coupon, be sure to enter the Avocado All Star sweepstakes for the chance to win a $5,000 grocery gift card (think of all the avocados you could buy…).  Sweepstakes ends October 31st. Go to AvocadoAllStars.com, and also join in the #AvoAllStars conversation on Twitter.

But that’s not all! I’m also giving away the fun Avocado swag you see below:

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 One lucky winner will receive:

  • (1) Sur La Table “Batter Up” Silicone Spatula
  • (1) OXO 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer
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Comments

  1. Wow your photos are making me drool! Makes me want to try it now. And this is pretty new to me. Never heard of cream cheese avocado before so thanks for sharing.
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  2. Those sound great Carrie! I must admit that I’m not the biggest avocado fan. I will eat foods that have them though. Sadly we won’t be watching the Tigers in the World Series either. :-/
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  3. Two of my favorite things: avocado and cream cheese! Can’t wait to try these!

  4. This look super tasty. I love avocados!
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  5. You may have actually convinced me to try avocados. I don’t think I like them, but maybe I do?
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  6. I especially love them in guacamole, but I really love them any way!

  7. Elayna Spruill says:

    I like making a [Bananacados protein smoothie].

    *1 Slimcado Avocado (Bigger than regular ones)
    *1Banana
    *1 Scoop of Unflavored Protein Powder
    *A Couple Fresh Spinach Leaves
    *1 Scoop of KALE (Fresh Raw Freeze-Dried) ORGANIC POWDER
    *Ice and Water

    • I had to google Slimcado! Sounds amazing…I have an avocado and bananas in the house (and spinach) – I might try a variation of this later today actually.

  8. This looks SO good. I love my avocados on tacos, or salad.
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  9. Brandy Fisk says:

    In my omlets!

  10. We’ve used them to make smoothies.
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  11. I am of the belief that I do not like them; however, your post makes me want to try them

  12. My oldest son got me to try avocados this summer. I was like you the texture bothered me when I was younger. They are good and when my son comes home for break I will have to make him these.
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    • I also started eating them by replacing things like mayo in sandwiches with avocado…healthier and the texture isn’t as intense when it’s replacing something already kind of slimy and mixed with all the other stuff in a sandwich!

  13. I love my avocados on everything!!! Especially burgers!

  14. I love them on sandwiches and salads.

  15. Cassie Sudduth says:

    I love avocados with anything

  16. H. Mahfaza says:

    one of the few things i love in everything are avocados!! salad, sandwich, dip, you name it i love it :D

  17. Jara Christensen says:

    I love avocados with tacos!

  18. we love raw avacados with sliced bell peppers as a raw snack!

  19. Nicki Joseph says:

    sliced over an omelette!

  20. Danalee Davis says:

    On any type of Mexican food! Or sub sandwich! :)

  21. Stephanie F. says:

    Guacamole is one of my all-time favorite foods. I eat as a meal, not just as an appetizer. As a matter of fact, I’m making some tonight!

  22. I love avocados au natural. Just too simple, I know, but I also enjoy guacamole.

  23. I like to add sliced avacados to a sandwich.
    Thank you!

  24. Samantha L. says:

    I like avocados sliced thinly with a squeeze of lime and coarse salt. yummy afternoon snack.

  25. Nicolette B says:

    I like avocados made into gauc with lots of lime juice.

  26. MISSY MARIE says:

    I love avocados sliced with salt and pepper. Love guacamole too!!

  27. on salad

  28. Kristen Coronado says:

    I love avocados with shrimp and tomatoes. It is so delicous! I also like it just with a little bit of salt

  29. Brittany Walker says:

    I love guac on my tacos!

  30. Katie Amanda says:

    I haven’t really tried them by themselves. I think I’d like them though.

  31. I haven’t tried them many ways but I know I love them in guac and on a sandwich!
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  32. Becky Amy says:

    I LOVE AVOCADOS! I usually eat them plain (with salt). But they are also great in burritos and guacamole.

  33. Julie Wood says:

    I’m still learning to like avocados. But I love them in guacamole. My husband loves them plain with salt or any other way you could think of!

  34. Yum! I love avocados and wontons so these look delicious!
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  35. Leah Shumack says:

    I love them on my sandwiches!

  36. Joan Kubes says:

    I love to just peal and eat em’!

  37. Amanda Rauch says:

    I love avocados any way!! Plain, in a dip, on top of a mexican dish. It doesn’t matter to me-I love them all ways!!

  38. I like sliced Avocados on tomato sandwiches.

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  39. I like putting chunks of it on a sandwich.

  40. Ann Fantom says:

    I like guacamole on my burgers

  41. Kimberly Kihega says:

    I love guacamole with my chips, salsa, and sour cream!

  42. tiffany ibarra says:

    I am rather new to avacados so I have not tried them in too many dishes. I love a fresh guac with lots of lime and I eat them on salads and sandwiches/burgers often.

  43. I purchase prechopped pico de gallo at the store and mix and avocado in that and either use it as dip or a sandwich spread.

  44. In sushi and guac of course!

  45. I like avocado salad with hearts of palm, pink onion, cherry tomatoes, mixed with some pepper and mayo.

  46. I like my avocados in guac with pico.
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  47. Cynthia C says:

    I like to sprinkle with salt, pepper, olive oil & balsamic vinegar and scoop them right out of the skin.

  48. Kate Newton says:

    We love avocados sliced up on salad the most! With lots of prepper! :)

  49. straight up with a little mayo and salt and pepper…yumm

  50. Christine says:

    to make smoothies

  51. I love my avocados in guacamole or on sandwiches or in smoothies or… hmmm… I love them in almost anything!:-)

  52. Love them in My Salads!

  53. Arik Issan says:

    for my sister, sandwiches?

  54. I like them in salads.

  55. Guacamole is my favorite way to eat them; but I also love slicing them and putting them on my sandwiches.

  56. Jennifer Mays says:

    I love to make homemade guacamole.

  57. Carolyn g says:

    I like mine in guacamole

  58. I like my avocados on burgers or just plain!

  59. Stephanie Easterling says:

    I love putting sliced avocados on my hamburgers.

  60. Dorothy Teel says:

    I had some avocados the other day at El Chico that were fried in batter was good, but I really like them best on BLAT sandwiches, YUMMY

  61. i like mine in Guacamole!

  62. Tiffiny Duke says:

    I love them all ways! Especially with my chicken salad!

  63. Cathy Truman says:

    I like my avocados on my turkey sandwiches. I like them on my salads and I like them
    with salt on them.

  64. In place on condiments, such as mayo on a burger

  65. Georgia Beckman says:

    I love them any way I can get them! Avocados are my favorite!

  66. jennifer cervantes says:

    I love avacados I eat them on peanut butter toast or plain with a little salt on them!

  67. good ole guac

  68. avacados are the best

  69. Jane Thomas says:

    On sandwiches and burgers…yummy

  70. I like avocados in guacamole, added with cilantro.

  71. Erica Best says:

    i love mines in a warp

  72. I like to put them on sandwiches, especially turkey.

  73. laura ari says:

    I love them anyway – in fresh guacamole, on sandwiches, yum!

  74. Stephanie J says:

    I like quacamole!

  75. Love mine fresh… In a salad with tomatoes and pnions

  76. I use avocados in smoothies, in guacamole, and just squished up in a sandwich.

  77. Jane Toney says:

    I love avocados sliced and put on sandwiches and in salads :)

  78. In guacamole…on a sandwich…with eggs….

  79. joseph gersch says:

    i like them in smoothies with coconut

  80. Of course I love fresh guacamole but I also love avocado slices on grilled chicken sandwiches and with grilled steaks.

  81. Debra Hall says:

    i like mine in guacamole never had them any other way

  82. Denise Konkel says:

    in guacamole :)

  83. Desta Sirrine says:

    I like them in tacos!

  84. Laurie Emerson says:

    I like them in my salads.

  85. I love avocados! I put them on most my sandwiches and burgers. I also love love love guacamole!

  86. On everything! Seriously…everything :)

  87. I love them sliced, on a BLT!

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  88. I like avocados on taco salad, or other Mexican dishes. It’s also wondered on top of soups!
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  89. I love guacamole!

  90. Terri Bale says:

    I like avocados best just plain. Peel and slice up and put em on the plate.

  91. Most of the time I make guacamole with them but I just love them in general.

  92. Francine Anchondo says:

    I like them plain :)

  93. Lanicsha Wynn says:

    They are delicious on sandwiches

  94. Christy Colln says:

    with chips and guacamole!

  95. I was the same way ! I used to HATE them and now since having my daughter.. i LOVE THEM!!

  96. cubed in a salad

  97. kelly mcgrew says:

    smashed into guac!

  98. Samantha Knight says:

    I like my avocados in the bottom of hot tortilla soup with a dollop of sour cream on top!

  99. christine mondy says:

    I love avocado on my sandwiches!

  100. Donna Pyszk says:

    I like to make dips out of Avocados

  101. I love them on BLT sandwiches and hamburgers.

  102. I love avocados sliced onto salads. I recently discovered Avocado Fries though and love them this way too. Yummy!!!

  103. Love them in guac, in salads, on sandwiches, on a bagel w/ some garlic salt…yum.

  104. I love avocados sliced on sandwiches!

  105. On a sandwich or in guacamole!

  106. I like them with soy sauce.

  107. on sandwiches or with my breakfast usually! Of course, I love to make avocado ice cream too!
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  108. Emmi Jones says:

    I love my avocados on my sandwiches, especially my turkey! Or in my guac! <3 Thanks for the chance! <3

  109. I eat them on cheeseburgers

  110. Mya Murphy says:

    Love em so much, I could eat em plain… love it on Mexican, burgers, some chicken dishes… ahhhh avocados rock my world!!

  111. Yum! Your recipe sounds great! I could eat guacamole forever for the rest of my life. I love avocados.

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