Bruschetta Wonton Cups

20170310_152141I love wonton wrappers and bruschetta and decided to try them together.

1 large tomato, seeded and chopped small
1 garlic clove, finely chopped (or more if desired)
dried basil (as much or as little as you like)
olive oil
salt and pepper
mozzarella cheese, shredded or thinly sliced

Preheat oven to 350F.

Press the wonton wrappers into a mini baking cup (muffin pan) for form the cups.

Bake the cups for 10-15 minutes, or until the wrappers are golden brown.  Remove and let cool for at least 5 minutes.

Use a spoon to put the bruschetta into the cups or put bruschetta in a serving bowl.

If you prefer fill the wonton cups and place shredded/thinly sliced mozzarella cheese on top of the bruschetta and put back in the oven for a minute so the cheese can melt. Sprinkle a little dried basil on top of the cheese.

Serve immediately.

Note:  Do not put bruschetta in wonton cups and let sit before serving as the wonton cups will get soggy on the bottom.


Faux Tomato Soup

I had one tomato that I needed to use up before it went bad so I decided to make Tomato Soup. But I had only one tomato so I searched the net and found this recipe which I modified.

1 large tomato, skin and seeds removed
1 cup Mott’s Garden Cocktail
1/2  white onion, thinly sliced
1 garlic bulb thinly sliced (or more if desired)
basil, fresh or dried
salt and pepper to taste

Heat a saucepan with a tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat.

Add onions and cook them until translucent.  Add sliced garlic and lightly brown.  Don’t burn the garlic as it will become bitter.  

Add tomato finely chopped and cook until mushy.

Add the garden cocktail.

Then add basil, salt, and pepper to taste.

Remove from stove and let the soup cool.

Once cool, put the soup in a food processor and pulse until smooth. Be careful as mixture might still be hot.

Add back to saucepan and reheat to serve.

Makes 1 serving.



Grilled Tomato & Feta Cheese Sandwich

2 slices bread
1 tomato
feta cheese

Slice the tomato as thick or as thin as you prefer. Remove the seeds.

Heat a frying pan to medium-high heat.

Spread margarine on the outsides of the two slices of bread.

Put the bottom slice of bread margarine side down in the frying pan. Add the tomato slices and cover with feta cheese. IMG_2196

Add the top piece of bread buttered on the top side.

Carefully brown the bread and flip to grill top side. Make sure to watch as you don’t want to burn the bread.

Slice and enjoy!