Cherry Tomato Tulips
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These are a fun, easy, frugal and festive way to serve up a healthier appetizer or snack!
Recipe type: Appetizer or Snack
Cuisine: Veggie
Serves: 15
  • 15 Large Cherry Tomatoes
  • 16 stalks of chives
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt and pepper
  1. With stem side down, cut a cross in the top of each cherry tomato (about ¾ down the tomato).
  2. Using a spoon (grapefruit spoon works very well) to gently scrape out the tomato seeds.
  3. Take a grilling skewer or toothpick and make a hole where the stem currently is. You may need to twist the skewer in a circle a few times to make room for the chive to fit through.
  4. Finely chop or grate cucumber.
  5. Mix cream cheese, cucumber and basil in a bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Add a teaspoon of cream cheese mixture into each tomato tulip (adjust depending on size of tomatoes).
  7. Insert a chive into the hole at the bottom of each tomato.
  8. Use a damp paper towel to clean any excess cream cheese filling from outside of tomatoes.
  9. Prepare the tulip bouquet on a large plate or platter. Use the extra chive stalk to wrap around the tulip stems to complete the bouquet.
Recipe by The Thrifty Couple at