I feel like I am always on a quest to find the perfect appetizer to bring to a party.
I like to bring things that are easy to make, pretty/cute, delicious, and make believers out of non-vegans. Can you get all of those things in one
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When you are the token vegan bringing anything to a party, it better damn well be delicious because you have about 5 seconds to make a believer out of any skeptic. Of course this always makes me laugh, since clearly vegans eat only things made of dirt and broccoli.
I recently saw a recipe for non-vegan mini lasagna cups and I thought they looked like a perfect party treat. I made them and they pretty much fit all of my qualifications. I brought them to husbands’ softball game and a fellow chubby (non-vegan) woman damn near fainted from how good they were.
When I told them they were vegan she pretty much did a spit take.
*pulling at suspenders*
My work here is done…
Recipe after the jump…
Mini Lasagna Cups
1 small Jar of marinara sauce
Assorted Diced Grilled Veggies (Onion, Zucchini, Carrot, Mushroom)
2 tablespoons olive oil
24 wonton wrappers
1 Batch of Cashew Ricotta Cheese
(optional) basil for garnish
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray muffin tin with cooking spray.
Dice vegetables and saute in olive oil, about 6-8 minutes.
Lay wonton wrappers into bottom of muffin tin. Place a scant tablespoon of cashew ricotta, a tablespoon of grilled vegetables, and about 2 teaspoons of sauce onto wonton the wonton wrapper.
Cover mixture with another wonton wrapper, pressing lightly around the top of the mixture. Repeat with another layer of ingredients. Repeat until all muffin cups are filled.
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until edges are brown. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes. To remove use a knife to loosen the edges then pop each lasagna out.
Garnish with basil and serve.
Chubby Vegan Notes
- I know I am obsessed with cashew ricotta, but it really is the best.
- Feel free to add some vegan cheese to this bad boy too.
- You could substitute the grilled vegetables for lentils, fake meat crumbles, or even seitan. Also, feel free to use different vegetables; I suggest eggplant and sun-dried tomatoes as other options.
- These sound really messy, but are actually the perfect appetizer. They are just so pretty when they are done too- like a little delicious vegan rose.
- *Note* Many brands of wonton wrappers are NOT vegan, so make sure to read the ingredients very closely...