Fratelli Perata Winery

Dark Chocolate Hummus and Cherry filled Wontons

Strange, we know, but this recipe really proves Cabernet loves chocolate, but add in the cherries and we have a whole new level of tasty. The hummus adds a nice nutty earthy component while the chocolate is decadent. You can buy Dark Chocolate hummus from any Trader Joes or Costco then add in your cherries and fry it up – delicious! Serve as a dessert or snack with a bottle of 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon.

1/2 Cup dried cherries
1 15 oz can of chickpeas
1/2 Cup tahini
1/4 Cup maple or agave syrup
1/2 Cup cocoa powder
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp kosher salt
Reserved chick pea liquid
1 package wonton wrapper
Oil for frying

Give dried cherries a rough chop.

Drain the chickpeas into a bowl reserving some of the liquid.

Next add the chickpeas, tahini, maple or agave syrup, cocoa powder, vanilla, kosher salt, and 2 Tbsp water or the water from the chickpea can (aquafaba). Puree for 30 seconds, then scrape down the bowl. Add more syrup to the consistency you are happy with.

With the wonton wrapper take about a 1 1/2 tsp of the hummus and place in the center of the wonton and fold corner to corner making a triangle shape. Making sure all sides are sealed with water.

Heat up a pan with 3/4 cup of frying oil and gently place the wontons in frying 1-2 minutes a side. Remove once golden brown. Enjoy with Cab!