Cilantro Pesto Won Ton Bites w/spicy peanut dipping sauce

Cilantro Pesto Won Ton Bites W/spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce Recipe

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Lisa 'Gayle' Goff


I have been on a bit of a cilantro kick lately to the chagrin of my close friend and taste tester V. who really doesn't care for cilantro, this is another yummy appetizer I wanted to share.


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  • 1/2 lb
    hot italian sausage (casing removed)
  • 4 clove
  • 3/4 c
    cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 c
    parmesan cheese (fresh no the canned kind)
  • 1/3 c
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 pkg
    won ton skins (about 40)

  • 1 c
    creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 c
    soy sauce
  • 1 tsp
    crushed garlic
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 c
    lemon juice

How to Make Cilantro Pesto Won Ton Bites w/spicy peanut dipping sauce


  1. (Won Ton Bites)

    Combine all ingredients (except won ton skins) in a food processor, pulse until well combined and chopped.
  2. place 1 spoonful in the center of a won ton skin
  3. moisten 2 of the edges of the won ton skin with a little water, fold over into a triangle shape crimping the edges
  4. Repeat with remaining filling and skins
  5. Fry in small batches in oil over med-high heat until golden brown (it takes about 1 minute) Drain on paper towels and serve with spicy peanut sauce or any sauce of your choice I LOVE Mae Ploy sauce (its sweet, garlicy and slightly spicy)
  6. ****************************************************
  7. (Spicy Peanut Sauce Instructions)

    Whisk all ingredients together until well blended, le sit while you are preparing the Won Tons so the flavors meld well.

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