Mediterranean Poppers

By • December 8, 2011 25 Comments



Author Notes: Horiatiki is a rustic Greek country salad; tomatoes, feta, olives and cucumber dressed with olive oil and oregano are the most standard elements in an American Greek version; I started making it after seeing drbab’s Food52 recipe.

Inspired by an onsite contest to make a one bite appetizer I thought why not the Mediterranean flavors of a Horiatiki? Since then I’ve served these poppers often; they are healthy and fancy, schmancy, always the first to go, oh and by the way, depending on your bite could possibility end up being a two bite appetizer!
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Makes 12-15 poppers, depending on how full the wonton is filled

  • FILLING: ingredients are for 12-15 poppers
  • 2 Persian or pickling sized cucumbers - 1 cup diced
  • 12 Cherry tomatoes
  • 12 Kalamata olives
  • 12 Feta cheese cubes – a little smaller than the olive
  • Herbes De Provence (I prefer it to oregano)
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • Mini tart pan
  • 15 Wonton Wrappers
  1. Combine 3 tablespoons olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon Herbes de Provence and fresh ground pepper. Let the ingredients sit and infuse, give it a stir now and then. Set aside until needed.
  2. Spray the wonton wrappers with a buttery spray (such as Pam) on both sides; line the mini tart pan with them pressing lightly into the middle to form a cup.
  3. Bake at 350° until the edges are crispy and brown, about 10-12 minutes. Let cool. NOTE - for a make ahead see the note below.
  4. Cut the filling ingredients into thirds and let sit in the refrigerator until ready to assemble. Can be done at least 3 hours ahead.
  5. About an hour before serving, fill each wonton cup - if needed, to minimize excessive liquid use a slotted spoon.
  6. Drizzle with a little olive oil mixture.
  7. Serve.
  8. NOTE TO MAKE IT AHEAD:
  9. Prepare to the end of step 3 (up to 2 days ahead), store in an airtight container.
  10. Next day, continue with step 4 up to - up to three hours ahead of serving.

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