This is a sponsored post by Hunt’s tomatoes. All opinions are my own.
This is my favorite time of year, when the autumn leaves are turning colors, the holidays are on their way, and it’s the start of both football and hockey season. We always loved hosting homegating parties with friends while watching our favorite football teams go for the touchdown, and now that my boys are learning to ice skate (they are fascinated by hockey) we are avidly following hockey as a family for the first time too. It’s a busy sports season for us!
Since we rarely venture out to watch our teams at their stadiums anymore (we want to wait for the boys to be older for that), we host Guzman family Homegating Parties, and invite all our friends. And we want the nosh to be very, very good. Otherwise, we may have some grouchy sports fans on our hands (especially if their team is also losing). At least the food should be winning!
Our sports fanatic friends love good apps and comfort foods, and I recently wanted to surprise them with a favorite dish they are used to, and that has now been recreated to be way better than before. We love making Mediterranean wraps because they are yummy and easy to eat with your hands, no plates or seats necessary, so our GameDay guests can jump up and cheer without worry.
For my recreation, I made our popular Homegating Wraps with a tomato basil spread that is so tasty, it can star on its own as a dipping sauce.
4 tbs (2 pouches) Hunt’s Recipe Ready Paste
2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp dried basil flakes
salt and pepper to taste
4 vegetable wraps
1 lb skirt steak, fully cooked and sliced
1/4 cup feta cheese, cubed
1/4 cup kalamata olives, sliced and pitted
1/2 cup Romaine lettuce chopped
1 small cucumber sliced
1/2 small red onion sliced
1. For spread: in a bowl, mix together Hunt’s Recipe Ready Paste, olive oil, garlic, sugar, and basil. Add salt and pepper to taste.
2. Spread about one tablespoon of tomato spread onto each wrap, then fill with steak, feta, and olives. Top with lettuce, cucumber, and onions.
3. Wrap each slice by folding two opposite ends in first to hold filling. Take one of the unfolded ends, and roll continuously until reaching other side. Slice each wrap into two halves.
Serve this to your guests, and you’ll score!
The best for my family and my guests
It’s important to me that I can feel good about what I’m serving my family and anyone I invite to my home, so I look for unique ways to recreate traditional foods that are a little more fun, and still made with ingredients that I can believe in. Hunt’s Recipe Ready Paste comes in individual 2 tablespoon serving Tear-n-Toss pouches (since most recipes call for a tablespoon or two of tomato paste, saving lots of money) and is a 100% natural, non-GMO paste with no artificial preservatives.
Hunt’s Recipe Ready Paste is the same great paste found in a Hunt’s can, made with tomatoes grown in California, and picked and canned at the peak of ripeness, but look at that pouch- an easy tear-off top and already measured for you with no mess or work… love it! Prepping your grocery list? You can find Hunt’s Recipe Ready Paste near Hunt’s canned tomatoes at the market.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hunt’s. The opinions and text are all mine.