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Spicy Garlic Hummus Wontons with Tzatziki


Whenever I make a stop back home,  I can always expect to leave with an assortment of mismatched groceries from my parent’s fridge.  “Maddie do you want hummus… raspberries… wonton wrappers… or zucchini to take with you…?”  My mom yells upstairs.  Of course I agree to taking everything with me. Sunday grocery shopping in the city might just be the WORST.  I’m then left with the misleading challenge of creating meals from my Chopped mystery ingredient basket…

I will say, one of my greatest talents has to be creating dishes from nothing, this recipe being the aftermath of one of those situations. I was left with hummus, wonton wrappers, and craved something fried. Voila! The spicy garlic wontons came to life!

Spicy Garlic Hummus Wontons with Tzatziki

Serves 20

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 minute each


-1 1/4 Cups of Sabra Original Hummus
-1 jalepeno, seeded and finely chopped
-1 tbsp of sriracha
-Oil for Frying
-Wonton Wrappers


-1 cucumber,  finely chopped or grated
-2 cups yogurt
-2 to 3 garlic cloves, mashed into a paste in a mortar and pestle
-2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint (more to taste)
-Freshly ground pepper
-2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (optional)



1.Mix the hummus with the jalepeno and sriracha and stir well.

2.  Heat oil to 350.
3. Put about a tablespoon of the mixture on to one of the wonton wrappers. With your finger, paint some water onto 2 of the 4 edges of the wrapper. Fold the wrapper into a triangle so that the wet edges meet the dry edges. Press down.
4. Repeat until you use all the filling. Fry for about 1-2 minutes until fully browned.


1.Toss the cucumber with a generous amount of salt and leave in a colander in the sink to wilt for 15 to 30 minutes. Rinse and drain on paper towels.
2. Beat together the yogurt, garlic, mint, salt and pepper to taste, and olive oil. Stir in the cucumbers.



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