Inside these crispy, golden pockets of deliciousness happens to be, roasted corn and garlic! Plus vegan cheeses, chili lime seasoning, lime zest and cilantro. Making these vegan Mexican street corn wontons taste just like the classic elote! Served with a cilantro lime aioli, these fried vegan wontons are seriously incredible. They’re really easy to make and share with friends as an appetizer, or just keep them all for yourself. You simply roast corn, right on the cob with some garlic. Throw those into a food processor with the other ingredients, then fill your wonton wrappers and fry them. You can also bake them or use an air fryer.
What You Need For These Vegan Crispy Wontons:
- Fresh Corn: Roasted right on the cob.
- Garlic: Roasted as well, on the same pan as the corn.
- Vegan Feta and Vegan Cream Cheese: These are added into the filling to give it a similar flavor to the cotija cheese.
- Lime Zest and Chili Lime Seasoning: To give the filling that classic flavor.
- Cilantro: You need fresh cilantro for the filling and aioli.
- Vegan Wonton Wrappers: I used Nasoya brand.
- Vegetable Oil: For frying.
- Vegan Mayo, Lime Juice and Cumin: These are for the aioli as well as more chili lime seasoning and cilantro.
These vegan street corn wontons are an absolute must make before summer is over. Corn is cheap and in season right now, and they are perfect for when friends are coming over. Or a movie night, or just a quick and comforting dinner. I am so in love with the flavors of street corn, and these wontons really nails those flavors. The creamy cheesiness, the spicy tartness and the roasted corn! The aioli is a must to dip these little pockets of happiness in!
Why Should You Make These Elote-Inspired Treats?
- First of all, holy crap, they are incredible.
- They are super fun to make.
- If you want a fried corn treat, this is it!
- The aioli is amazing.
- If you love street corn, you will fall in love with these.
Vegan Street Corn Wontons
For The Street Corn Wontons
- 2 ears of Corn
- 6 Cloves Garlic
- 1 Tablespoon Olive oil
- 1/2 Cup Vegan feta, I used Follow Your Heart
- 1/4 Cup Cilantro
- 1/2 Teaspoon Lime zest
- 1/2 teaspoon Chili lime seasoning
- 1/4 Cup Vegan cream cheese, I used Kite Hill
- Pinch of Salt and pepper
- 12-14 Vegan wonton wrappers, I used Nasoya
- Vegetable oil for frying
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees(F).
- Put the ears of corn and the garlic cloves on a sheet pan. Drizzle with the olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Toss to coat everything.
- Roast the corn and garlic for 10 to 15 minutes or until the garlic is starting to brown and the corn has softened a bit and is also starting to brown.
- Let the corn cool for a few minutes so you can handle it. Then cut the corn kernels off the cob. Set aside.
- Now, add the garlic cloves you roasted as well as the vegan feta, cilantro, lime zest, chili lime seasoning, vegan cream cheese and a pinch of salt and pepper to a food processor. Pulse until the mixture is smooth.
- Then, add the corn kernels to the food processor and pulse a few times just to bring together and chop some of the corn, but you still want a lot of texture and most of the corn to be whole.
- Put the mixture into the fridge and let chill for about 15 to 30 minutes or until the filling is cool and firm.
- While the mixture cools, you can make the aioli. In a medium sized mixing bowl, whisk together all of the aioli ingredients until fully combined. Then put that in the fridge as well until ready to serve.
- Once the filling has chilled, make the wontons. Put about 2 to 3 teaspoons of filling in the center of a wonton square. Have the wonton wrapper placed on a surface like a diamond, then wet the top two sides. Then fold the wrapper over the filling into a triangle. Press the sides down to seal them.(You can watch the video if you want to see this process).
- Repeat with all of the filling, making all the wontons.
- Now, heat about 1 inch of vegetable oil on medium high in a large non-stick skillet until tiny bubbles form. Fry the wontons on each side for 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. Reducing heat as needed.
- If the wontons puff up and seem like they might explode, just pop the bubble with a toothpick or something small to let out the steam.
- You can also air fry them. Spray the air fryer with a bit of non-stick spray, then fry at 400 degrees(F) for 3 minutes on each side.
- Serve immediately with the aioli and sprinkle with a little more chili lime seasoning.