Mediterranean Poppers

Horiatiki is a rustic Greek country salad; tomatoes, feta, olives and cucumber dressed with olive oil and oregano are some of the most standard elements in an “American” Greek version. I first started making it after seeing a recipe by drbabs, a fellow cook on Food52; since then I’ve served it and taken it to potlucks, often, it is a very popular salad, always the first to go. Anyway, inspired to make a one bite appetizer I thought why not the Mediterranean flavors of a Horiatiki? These poppers are fancy, schmancy and by the way, depending on your bite could possibility end up being more like a two bite appetizer!

FILLING: ingredients make 12 to 15 poppers

  • 2 Persian cucumbers or pickling size, sliced – 1 cup (give or take)
  • 12 Cherry tomatoes
  • 12 Kalamata olives
  • 12 Feta cheese cubes – a little smaller than the olive
  • Olive oil – a good extra virgin
  • 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.
  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.
  4. Let cool – for a make ahead see the note below.
  5. Cut the filling ingredients into at least – thirds; toss with drizzles of the olive oil mixture and let sit in the refrigerator until ready to assemble.
  6. About an hour before serving add filling to each wonton cup.
  7. Serve.

NOTE: make it ahead

  • Prepare to the end of step 4 (up to 2 days ahead), store in an airtight container.
  • Next day, continue with step 5 up to three hours ahead.

4 thoughts on “Mediterranean Poppers

  1. Karen Currie December 11, 2011 at 12:21 PM Reply

    These small appetizers look perfect for any celebration. Thank you for sharing.

    • lapadia December 11, 2011 at 12:52 PM Reply

      Yes Ms. Karen! The wonton wrappers can be filled with whatever you heart desires, too…that is the best part!

  2. apuginthekitchen February 14, 2012 at 11:40 AM Reply

    I love this recipe, can I feature it next week on my blog?? I am trying to feature some tasty healthful salads for the next few weeks. I am making it tonight, minus the wonton wrappers went to 3 stores and they were out. Serving on flat bread wedges.

    • lapadia February 14, 2012 at 1:21 PM Reply

      Hi! We love these, too, flat bread wedges sound great:) Yes, am thrilled to have you feature them!! Happy V-Day…

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