One of the best ways to enjoy the winter months is by making delicious soups and stews! They not only keep you warm and taste great, but they are also easy to make and nutritious! They are filled with energy boosting vegetables, simple stocks, proteins, and herbs/spices for great flavour!
One soup in particular that adds unique flavours and tastes, (and tastes great!) is Wonton Soup!
A wonton is a type of Chinese dumpling commonly found across regional styles of Chinese cuisine. They are filled with proteins (chicken, pork, or fish), vegetables and herbs.
You can find wontons at most grocery stores This recipe uses store bought Chicken & Cilantro Wontons, but you can use any flavour combination.
6-8 cups of chicken broth
16 – 20 Chicken & Cilantro Wontons
2 green onions, chopped
1 tbsp of ginger, grated
1 fresh garlic, minced
1 – 2 tbsp of low sodium soy sauce
**Veggies of your choice! You can include chopped carrots, bok choy, celery, and/or mushrooms
Salt & Pepper to taste
In a large saucepan, boil chicken stock on medium/low heat.
Add ginger, garlic, 1/2 of the green onions, soy sauce, salt & pepper. Let simmer for 15 minutes to bind flavours. **At this point, you may also add ramen/noodles to the broth for a heartier meal.
Bring stock to a boil, then add wontons and vegetables. Boil for 3 – 5 minutes. **The wontons only take 1 – 2 minutes to heat as they are pre-cooked. If you are using raw or fresh wontons, you will have to adjust cooking time according to package.
Once the wontons are done, it is ready to serve!
Serve in a bowl and garnish with remaining scallions and enjoy!