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Tomatoes with a secret: how to prepare a spectacular and simple appetizer

Kateryna YagovychFood
Tomatoes with a secret. Source: motherthyme

Tomatoes are not only an ingredient in a salad, but also the basis for an independent appetizer. Vegetables are deliciously combined with seeds and basil. Therefore, it is a great idea to stuff tomatoes with such products.

The idea of cooking snack tomatoes with a secret was published on the Instagram page of food blogger Natalia with the nickname smak_nata. This spectacular dish is ideal for a festive table.

Tomatoes with a secret: how to prepare a spectacular and simple appetizer

Ingredients:

  • small tomatoes - 9 pcs.
  • cream cheese - 180-200 g
  • salt
  • ground pepper

Ingredients for pesto cream:

  • seeds - 40 g
  • olive oil - 40 g
  • garlic - 3 cloves
  • salt
  • basil - a bunch
  • spinach - a bunch
  • cream cheese - 40 g

Method of preparation:

Tomatoes with a secret: how to prepare a spectacular and simple appetizer

1. Cut the tomatoes crosswise on top.

2. Pour boiling water over them.

3. Cover and leave for exactly 2 minutes. Drain and pour cold water for 2 minutes.

Tomatoes with a secret: how to prepare a spectacular and simple appetizer

4. Remove the peel. Cut out the stem and take out all the flesh. Season with salt and pepper inside.

5. Dry the seeds in a dry frying pan.

6. Blend the seeds, olive oil, garlic, salt, basil, spinach until creamy, add the cream cheese and mix thoroughly.

Tomatoes with a secret: how to prepare a spectacular and simple appetizer

7. Fill the pastry bag

8. Mix the cream cheese well until smooth and transfer to a pastry bag.

9. Fill 1/3 of the tomatoes. The next layer is pesto cream and the top layer is cream cheese.

10. Top with a spinach leaf. Put the prepared tomatoes in a container and store in the refrigerator until serving.

Tomatoes with a secret: how to prepare a spectacular and simple appetizer

11. Before serving, turn it over onto a plate with the cutout facing down

12. Drizzle with a little olive oil, sprinkle with pistachios. Garnish with basil or spinach.

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