Saturday, November 5, 2011

cheese stuffed tomatoes appetizer

Yesterday I was in the mood to make a bunch of finger foods. I bought these beautiful cherry tomatoes that I usually use for Caprese. But I do Caprese all the time. I wanted to do a little something different. How about cheese stuffed tomatoes? I have seen these before, but have not made them. They are naturally gluten free, so I did not have to worry there. I did not have a recipe. I just decided to wing it from my memory of those I have seen before. Everyone loved these. They were very easy to make and very tasty. Here is what you will need:

24 Cherry Tomatoes
4 oz cream cheese
1 TBSP basil
1 tsp chives
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

Here is what I did:

Cut the tops of the cherry tomatoes off and take out about 1/2 the insides. You may have to cut a little off the bottom of them to get them to stand up. If they stand up on their own it is a plus.

In a mixer add 4 oz cream cheese, 1 TBSP freshly chopped basil leaves. 1 tsp freshly chopped chives. 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper

Mix until thoroughly blended and smooth.

Pipe the cream cheese mixture into the hollowed out tomatoes.
Garnish with chives and basil.

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