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Pesto Caprese Fried Wontons

Pesto Caprese Fried Wontons from thelittlekitchen.net

I have been so excited to share this with you and have been bursting to share this virtual baby shower for Aggie! I’m happy to be organizing it with Sandy and Liz. They are the sweetest and so is Aggie. She’s a dear dear friend — who gets me and is such a great cheerleader and friend. She keeps me sane! I say it over and over again, I’m so lucky to have such great friends. Friends who know me and know when I’m being ridiculous and tell me so. You absolutely need friends in your life who can be completely honest with you. Last month, I attended her live and in-person baby shower.

Aggie's Baby Shower

I got to meet her sweet friends and see her sweet daughter, Gina. Isn’t Aggie so cute pregnant? I was in Chicago for BlogHer and when I found out when her baby shower was, I had to change my flight to be back in time for the baby shower. I just had to. It’s funny, a few days before I left, I received an email from Delta saying that I was upgraded to first class…I texted Aggie and told her, see it’s meant to be!

Aggie's Baby Shower

This cake that was served at her baby shower, not only is it cute but it’s the BEST cake I have had in a longgg time! Aggie loved it and she’s not a total sweets person either!

Pesto Caprese Fried Wontons from thelittlekitchen.net

Back to the recipe! When I was trying to decide what to make to bring to Aggie’s “baby shower”, I knew I wanted to do some kind of dumpling since we made Chinese dumplings together earlier this year. The theme for our baby shower to celebrate Aggie’s impending arrival of her little boy is an Italian theme so I knew I wanted to do it with pesto. And there were “born”. They are seriously addicting and my Bunko group got to taste test for me…they approved it!

Pesto Caprese Fried Wontons from thelittlekitchen.net

One of the big things about this recipe is getting all of the ingredients into place and having a paper towel near by. Wipe your fingers a lot so you don’t get your wontons all sticky.

Here’s a quick video to show you exactly how I fold them. You can use this same technique to fold Asian wontons too!

Pesto Caprese Fried Wontons from thelittlekitchen.net

Aren’t they cute? If you scroll down, the recipe is below but first…

Aggie's Virtual Baby Shower

Look at what Aggie’s other friends made for her baby shower!! Aggie is such a sweet person, I hope she enjoys this baby shower and I know she’ll definitely enjoy baby Micah when he arrives! Congratulations, Aggie!! I’m so happy for you and I can’t wait to meet your baby boy!

Appetizers
Sundried Tomato Hummus from Robyn of Add a Pinch
Melon & Prosicutto Balls from Paula of bell’alimento
Bruschetta from Sheila of Eat2gather
Jalapeno Poppers from Ali of Gimme Some Oven
Grilled Naan White Pizza Bites from Jamie of Mom’s Cooking Club
Watermelon Feta Bites with Basil Olive Oil from Sandy of Reluctant Entertainer
Pesto Caprese Fried Wontons from Julie of The Little Kitchen
Blue Cheese Wedge Salad Crostini from Cheryl of TidyMom

Drinks
Toasted Coconut Milkshakes from Bev of Bev Cooks
Lemon Cream Soda from Angie of Eclectic Recipes
Peach Sorbet Bellini and Spritzers from Shaina of Food for My Family
Non Alcoholic Berry Spritzer from Lisa of Jersey Girl Cooks
Virgin Peach & Raspberry Bellinis from Milisa of Miss in the Kitchen
Italian Basil Sparkling Lemonade from Marly of Namely Marly
Italian Sodas from Laura of Real Mom Kitchen
Cafe Mocha Punch from Amy of She Wears Many Hats

Salads
Italian Chopped Salad in a Jar {with Creamy Caesar Dressing} from Brenda of a farmgirl’s dabbles
Caprese Salad with Mozzarella Crisps from Christine of Cook the Story
Pesto Pasta Stuffed Tomatoes from Suzanne of Kokocooks
Grilled Romaine Caesar Salad from Liz of The Lemon Bowl
Herbed Israeli Couscous Salad with Tomato and Mozzarella from Rachel of Rachel Cooks
Chickpea, Avocado, & Feta Salad from Maria of Two Peas and Their Pod
Lentil and Chickpea Layered Salad from Lisa of With Style & Grace

Entrees
Chicken Cacciatore from Meagan of A Zesty Bite
Zucchini, Bell Pepper & Edamame Stir-Fry from Cassie of Bake Your Day
Potato-Crusted Vegetarian Quiche with Zucchini, Tomatoes & Feta from Dara of Cookin’ Canuck
“Straw & Hay” Tagliatelle in Cream Sauce from Flavia of Flavia’s Flavors
Grilled Italian Chicken with Veggie & Bow Tie Pasta from Katie of Katie’s Cucina
Grilled Naan Pizza with Summer Veggies & Turkey Sausage from Kelley of Mountain Mama Cooks
Smashed Chickpea and Avocado Panini from Kathy of Panini Happy

Desserts
Fresh Blueberry Shortbread with Lemon Cream Frosting from Sommer of A Spicy Perspective
Crostata di Mango from Lora of Cake Duchess
Italian Ice from Kristen of Dine & Dish
Roasted Banana and Nutella S’mores Bruschetta from Jenny of Picky Palate
Italian Cream Cake from Deborah of Taste and Tell
Panna cotta from Leslie of The hungry housewife
Fortune Cookies from Shari of Tickled Red
Baby Vanilla Bean Scones a la Starbucks from Tara of Unsophisticook

Pesto Caprese Fried Wontons from thelittlekitchen.net

I bet you won’t be able to eat just one!

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Pesto Caprese Fried Wontons Recipe

Yield: 18 to 20 wonton appetizers

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

18 to 20 wonton wrappers
1/4 cup store-bought or homemade basil pesto
18 to 20 small pieces of round fresh mozzarella or cut into 1/4 cubes
5 to 10 grape tomatoes, cut into quarters
1 cup olive oil
Parmesan cheese to garnish
Tomato sauce to serve

Directions:

For each wonton, take one wonton wrapper and wet the edges with water using your index finger. Add 1/2 teaspoon or less pesto to the center of the wonton wrapper, one piece of mozzarella and one or two pieces of tomato. Fold in half to make a triangle and be sure to seal and not allow for any air pockets. If any pesto leaks out, use a paper towel to wipe it. Pull the left and right corners down and add a little dab of water. Fold together and fold up about three times. Repeat with the rest of the wontons. (See my video on how to fold a wonton!)

Heat oil in a non-stick pan on medium for a few minutes. Add wontons to oil and cook on each side for 60 to 90 seconds on each side or until browned. Remove and place on a paper towel-lined plate. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and serve with your favorite tomato sauce.

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80 Responses to “Pesto Caprese Fried Wontons”

  1. 41
    naomi — August 26, 2013 @ 11:18 am

    I would eat these as a meal!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — August 26, 2013 @ 11:31 am

    These look so good, I love the pesto!

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    Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch — August 26, 2013 @ 11:58 am

    I so want to taste these fried wontons! They look amazing with the pesto!

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    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — August 26, 2013 @ 12:03 pm

    Oh man I am definitely pinning these for a later use. Fried Italian wontons are the definitely the way to go.

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    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — August 26, 2013 @ 12:37 pm

    I want 76 of these beautiful bites! Great idea, Julie!

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    Sandy @ RE — August 26, 2013 @ 2:26 pm

    These look so delicious. Fun for a shower, and easy, too! Love the picture of you and Aggie, Julie. It was fun working behind the scenes on this. IRL would be best though! xo

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    Paula - bell'alimento — August 26, 2013 @ 2:54 pm

    What an awesome app!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — August 26, 2013 @ 3:23 pm

    Yay Aggie! Also, loooove this recipe!

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    Cookin Canuck — August 26, 2013 @ 3:48 pm

    Thank you so much for all of your hard work setting up this virtual shower for Aggie. She is an amazing person, and is truly lucky to have a friend like you, Julie.

    As for these wontons…well, I’m certain that I could eat at least a dozen of them!

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    Suzanne — August 26, 2013 @ 4:06 pm

    These are beautiful! Love the wrapping on the wontons – another technique for me to try out.

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    addie | culicurious — August 26, 2013 @ 5:05 pm

    These look so tasty! I need to be doing more things with wontons! :)

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — August 26, 2013 @ 6:16 pm

    What a great idea! I love anything with pesto, and these are the perfect bite sized appetizer for a party!

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    Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies — August 26, 2013 @ 7:29 pm

    I can never fold my wontons like that–I just go for the triangle. ;) These sound SO tasty. Love caprese!

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    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — August 26, 2013 @ 7:32 pm

    So fun and delicious!! Love the friendship that you both share :)

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    Cassie | Bake Your Day — August 26, 2013 @ 9:31 pm

    Great idea, Julie! These are perfect for Aggie. I’m crazy for wontons!

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    Miss @ Miss in the KItchen — August 26, 2013 @ 10:30 pm

    If I was on a deserted island and could only have one food I think I would choose these little bites! Amazing! So perfect for Aggie’s Shower. Thanks for all of your hard work getting this together!!

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    Jersey Girl Cooks — August 26, 2013 @ 11:34 pm

    Such a great idea for an appetizer. Thanks for organizing the party!

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    Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective — August 27, 2013 @ 8:44 am

    These are brilliant, Julie! Great video, too!

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    vanillasugarblog — August 27, 2013 @ 12:09 pm

    I do try (very hard) to avoid your blog.
    You always make me so darn hungry.
    You are just so creative.
    I’ll go back to eating my raspberries now…..

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    Sandra (at) Coasahmom (dot) com — August 27, 2013 @ 5:54 pm

    These look so good!

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    Kristi @ My San Francisco Kitchen — August 27, 2013 @ 9:23 pm

    Awww how sweet! These wontons are super cute :D

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    TidyMom — August 29, 2013 @ 7:47 am

    Italian wontons! I love it!! great idea Julie

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    Tasha @ ThatsSoYummy — August 29, 2013 @ 8:23 pm

    These look absolutely stunning… I think I could eat all of them

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    leslie — August 30, 2013 @ 8:06 am

    These are great Julie!!! Loved the video too..loving all of your videos lately!

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    Deborah — August 30, 2013 @ 1:38 pm

    I am totally dying over these. Love everything about them!!

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — August 30, 2013 @ 3:30 pm

    How fun! Love virtual baby showers. And you were so nice to change your ticket! :)

    I’ve never had any kind of wonton… anything. I don’t even know if I’m saying that correctly! I found out about 2 months ago that I actually love Asian food so we’ve been eating it almost every day since then.

    And I love this Caprese version! It sounds absolutely amazing.

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    Michelle S. — September 3, 2013 @ 5:31 pm

    I made these and brought them to a party this weekend and they were absolutely scrumptious. They were a HUGE hit and I only wish I had made more because they disappeared so fast. They were easier than I expected, too, so thanks!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — September 4, 2013 @ 7:46 pm

    OMG Drool worthy for sure. I just adore pesto and caprese :)

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — September 6, 2013 @ 1:55 am

    Awww you guys are adorable! And these wonton bites are genius! I could eat a million of these!

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    trisha — September 12, 2013 @ 7:38 pm

    Won tons are like my nemisis. I love doing them w/ pumpkin/cream cheese, but folding those bad boys are a pain for me.

    trisha

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    natalie @ wee eats — September 14, 2013 @ 9:22 pm

    these look amazing! thanks so much for sharing! now, i’m going to watch your video 29348234 times until i learn how to fold these darn things!

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    Yi @ Yi Reservation — October 9, 2013 @ 9:54 pm

    What a creative way of making wontons! I love wontons and pesto sauce and your dish is a perfect combination of both! Thanks for sharing!

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    Genie — October 10, 2013 @ 12:57 am

    I love the inventiveness of the flavours. I wonder, if it would be possible to pan fry this like dumplings?

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