Tomato Tulips

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Tomato Tulips


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tomato tulips



My kids don’t always love veggies. Micah jokes that he is a carnivore like T-Rex! But I tell him that even in his meatloaf and chili there are plants like parsley and oregano as well as tomato sauce or salsa. He laughs and agrees, but that got me to thinking, we eat with our eyes. So I decided to serve fun-shaped veggies at Easter.

tomato tulips



tomato tulips

Tomato Tulips
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Serves: 12
  • Tomato TULIPS
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened, or creamy goat cheese
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped green onions
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh basil
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 3 green onions, root ends trimmed, for assembly
  1. Trim the stem end off each tomato with a sharp knife. Then slice
  2. each tomato from the top to about three-quarters of the way down
  3. (don’t cut all the way through or it won’t stay together as a flower).
  4. Turn the tomato and slice it again about three-quarters of the way
  5. down so you have four quartered cuts in each tomato. Remove the
  6. guts of the tomatoes.
  7. In a medium bowl, combine the ingredients for the filling. Stir together
  8. until well blended.
  9. Place the filling in a piping bag or plastic bag with a small hole cut
  10. in one corner. Squeeze the filling into each tomato shell.
  11. To assemble: Place the trimmed green onions on a serving platter
  12. in a fan shape. Place the filled tomatoes at the top part of the green
  13. onions to resemble an arrangement of tulips. Enjoy!
NUTRITIONAL INFO (per serving)

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On another note, one of the fun things we did for Easter was plant “sucker seeds” (which were just Brazil nuts I had in the pantry) and in the morning suckers grew!

Click HERE to find my sucker recipe. 

tomato tulips


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