Herb Cream Cheese Stuffed Tomatoes

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Herb Cream Cheese Stuffed Tomatoes

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These Herb Cream Cheese Stuffed Tomatoes are perfect for the long lazy days of summer.  Cherry tomatoes are that their peak of flavor and the timing could not be better.  Tomatoes are definitely good for you.  They have an impressive amount of vitamins A, C, and K, as well as significant amounts of vitamin B6, folate, and thiamin.

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Using large cherry tomatoes and a melon baller makes it easy to hallow them out and prepare them for the cream cheese.  The cream cheese takes about five minutes to whip up and by all means if you have fresh herbs in the yard use them.  These Herb Cream Cheese Stuffed Tomatoes would go perfect with a light Chenin Blanc or a Sauvignon Blanc.  Both are white light crisp wines and two of my favorite kinds.  

Herb Cream Cheese Stuffed Tomatoes

Sometimes during the blazing hot summer months you just need something cool,  juicy and full of natures bounty.  This recipe fits that to a tee.  Hope you enjoy this mini tantalizing taste bud treats!

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Herb Cream Cheese Stuffed Tomatoes

Ingredients

  • 20-24 large cherry tomatoes
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 large clove garlic finely minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped chives (reserve 1 heaping teaspoon for garnish)
  • 8-10 basil leaves cut into small pieces
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Slice a very thin slice of tomato off the top of each tomato. Using a small melon baller gently remove the guts from the tomato.
  2. In stand mixer beat cream cheese until smooth. Turn mixer down to lo and add garlic, chives and basil. Add salt to taste. Using spoon or piping bag add cream cheese mixture to tomatoes. Top with reserved chives.

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