Mini Caesar Salad Bites

Total Time
15mins
Prep
5 mins
Cook
10 mins

A simple caesar salad served in individual garlic, buttery and crisp cups. No utensils required for consumption so it's perfect for a party or anywhere else you'd like a lovely, easy, fresh and unique hors d'oeuvre. I came up with this recipe because I wanted to serve a vegetable based appetizer but was tired of the standard veggie platter. I thought of regular salads, but they were too finicky for guests to deal with. (hard to juggle a glass of champagne and eat a salad) I needed something that people could easily pop into their mouths in one or 2 bites. Thus, this recipe was born! :)

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Spray mini-muffin tins with cooking spray. Melt the butter in microwavable safe dish and stir in garlic salt. Set aside.
  2. Place each wrapper into a section of a mini-muffin tin. Gently press each wrapper into the tin and arrange so that it forms a cup shape. The wrapper will overlap itself and stick up out of the cup. Brush insides with the garlic butter and bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until browned and crisp. (time may vary according to your oven, so keep a close eye on them) Remove from the tin and allow to cool while preparing salad.
  3. Finely chop the romaine lettuce. If you have a food processor, use it. You really need a fine fine chop in order to fill the cups properly, so don't be lazy with this step!
  4. Pour on caesar salad dressing and stir until all pieces are coated. Adjust dressing (adding more or less) to suit personal preference.
  5. Spoon salad mixture into cooled wonton cups and sprinkle with freshly grated parmasan cheese. Garnish with fresh lemon, if desired.
  6. Bon Appetit! :).
Most Helpful

5 5

For presentation, this is REALLY great, TRUE!
By accident I put the cheese mixed through the finely chopped lettuce too!
Then drizzled the dressing, LOOKED like I really did fuss on the day!
Next time might try using a pastry brush to do the whole won ton BEFORE I put it into the mini muffin mold too!
As had a little difficulty getting the too large brush to coat the wrappers so they could also even bake, TRUE!
But totally did not take anything away,
The recipe is a keeper and in my cook books it will stay! THANKS! :)

4 5

I am making appetizers for over 100 guests for my mom's 80th birthday bash. I looked in recipezaar and found two new appetizers to try. I wanted something that had a lighter feel to it and this fit the bill perfectly. My husband found the wontons alittle too crispy but after an hour in the fridge, they had softened abit. I love this recipe!!! It tastes great and looks beautiful on a platter.

5 5

Yummy and fabulous idea! I only made 12 for Thanksgiving appies, so they went really quick. I also used round (gyoza) wonton wrappers, and made my salads dressed with ranch. Even though I changed the details of the recipe quite a bit, the idea is so versatile and wonderful I had to go ahead and rate them highly! Thanks for sharing!