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Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Cucumber and Cheese stuffed Cherry Tomatoes / Appetizer / Salad / Vegetarian recipe



I was browsing on Internet for some salads ideas for summer party where I came across stuffed Cherry tomatoes and they appeared very appealing , so thought of giving it a try. These colorful bite size treats are just apt for a summer party ! A simple recipe that can be made ahead of time. To enjoy the refreshing summertime appetizer stuff the fresh cherry tomatoes with savory filling made from Cucumber, Coriander and Cheese , seasoned with pepper and salt !

Cherry tomatoes are miniature versions of traditional beefsteak tomatoes, but are equally nutritious. 1 cup of cherry tomatoes gives 1.3 grams of protein , 1.8 grams of fiber, 20 milligrams of vitamin C and a healthy dose of other vitamins and minerals essential for good health. According to a 2010 article published in the " American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine" the compounds in Cherry tomatoes might offer protection against Osteoporosis, skin damage caused by ultraviolet light and brain disorders.
Source:http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/health-benefits-eating-cherry-tomatoes-4042.html


 Ingredients:
  • 12 Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup Peeled and chopped Cucumber
  • 1/4 cup grated Cheese ( I have used cheese Slices)
  • 2 tablespoon fresh chopped Coriander
  • 5-6 black Peppercorn
  • Salt to taste

 Method:
  1. Cut a small portion off the bottoms of each tomato so they will sit on a tray without rolling. Slice off the tops of each tomatoes.
  2. Blend Cucumber with coriander and cheese , season with pepper and salt. Filling is ready.

   3.   Scoop out centers of the tomatoes with small spoon , discard the pulp and invert tomatoes on paper towels to drain. Using a small spoon, fill each tomato with about 1 teaspoon of the filling. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Remove from refrigerator 15 minutes before serving. 



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