This is one of my bruschetta recipes that I decided to put in a dumplings. Dumplings are the perfect vessel to hold all of my delicious ingredients I put in my bruschetta. These are nice and light and full of fresh tomato and basil flavor.
Makes about 32 dumplings
20 oz. cherry tomatoes, halved, I use Cherubs
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
Kosher salt and pepper
4 cups finely chopped broccoli florets, not stems, ½ inch pieces
Olive oil spray
1 (8 oz.) ball fresh mozzarella, chopped into 1 inch pieces
¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
¼ cup pine nuts, lightly toasted in dry pan
10 large fresh basil leaves
1 pkg. won ton wrappers
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Add the cherry tomatoes to a 9 x 11 glass pan. Drizzle the olive oil and balsamic on top. Sprinkle the Italian seasoning, garlic powder on top. Sprinkle a little kosher salt and pepper on top. Lightly mix up with a spoon. Put in the oven and roast for about 45 minutes, turning occasionally. When they are done, remove from the oven let cool.
Steam the broccoli to al dente. Remove and drain. Set aside.
Bring a large pot of water with about 1-2 inches of water on the bottom to boil. Make sure the water doesn’t come up to the steamer. Put a steamer inside and spray the bottom with olive oil spray.
Add the tomatoes, broccoli, mozzarella, parmesan cheese, pine nuts, and basil leaves to a food processor and process to slightly chunky, almost smooth. Lay a won ton wrapper on the counter and stuff it with about a 2 teaspoons of the tomato mixture. Lightly wet all the edges of the wonton wrapper with your fingers. Start by bringing 2 opposite ends together and pinch. Then bring the other 2 opposite ends together and pinch. Pinch all seams of the dumplings closed. Continue putting the rest of the dumplings together, while keeping the dumplings not in use, covered by a damp cloth to keep them moist.
Put about 8 in the steamer at a time and steam for about 7 minutes or until the dumplings are tender. Remove and put on a platter and serve.