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Stuffed Tomatoes with a Cauliflower Puree and Bacon

Stuffed Tomatoes with a Cauliflower Puree and Bacon

This stuffed tomato appetizer is going to give your guests bedroom eyes.MORE+LESS-

Updated September 3, 2014

6

large cauliflower florets

1

sprig oregano, leaves removed

1

sprig thyme, leaves removed

1

tablespoon chopped chives, for garnish

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    Take a paring knife and slice off the top of each tomato. Scoop out the flesh with a small spoon or melon baller.

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    Steam the cauliflower florets in a small colander over a small saucepan filled with an inch of water for 5 minutes, or until soft.

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    Place the florets in a food processor, along with the oregano, thyme, garlic salt and butter. Puree until smooth.

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    Cook your bacon in a skillet until the fat has rendered. Remove from pan and place on some paper towels to drain. Then coarsely chop bacon until you get bacon bits.

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    Spoon the cauliflower mixture into each tomato. Arrange on a pan and throw it under the broiler for about 5 minutes, until the tomatoes have softened just a tad.

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    Sprinkle with bacon bits and chives. Serve immediately.

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More About This Recipe

  • Well, we've officially reached that point in the year where most females are hit with a lovely little condition called "bikini bod syndrome, uuuuuugh."

    It's a stifling pain in the booty if you ask me. Not only are we in charge of picking out THAH MOST PERFECT OMG bathing suit for the upcoming beach vacation and pool party season, we have to reduce our loose caboose so that it can seduce the wild goose.

    Wait, what?

    (She's trying to explain to you that it's time to work out a whole whole whole lot so that you look too hot to trot in your new suit. And she thinks rhyming is fun.)

    So how 'bout we talk about an insanely delicious stuffed tomato snack or appie that won't leave you in the fetal position in your bathtub sobbing into the new Victoria's Secret catalog because guilt is bubbling out of your pores.

    These little puppies are stuffed with an herbed cauliflower puree and dotted with bacon bits and chives. And I'll tell you, the Tbs. of butter I used was actually a buttery spread made out of olive oil. And then I ate all 10 because I was alone and feeling a little emotional after flipping through the dang Victoria's Secret catalog. What?

    Okay this is so simple. We have tomatoes, cauliflower, bacon, and some herbies.

    Take your 'maters and slice the tops off.

    And then scoop out the flesh with a spoon or a melon baller. I'm still unsettled about the word "flesh."

    In the meantime, steam your cauliflower in a little colander over a little saucepan with the little water in it. Little, little, little.

    Then toss it into a food processor with the oregano, thyme, butter and a pinch of garlic salt.

    All blitzed up!

    Get your bacon all rendered and chopped. Taste one just to make sure everything went okay in the sizzling process. Good, good.

    And check it out! Little stuffed tomatoes adorned with bacon bits and chives.

    Serve these at your next party or just make some for an anytime snack. Or an all the time snack.

    Yes, let's just go with all the time.

    More Stuffed Snacks and Appies!

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    *Bev wants you to know she only cried for about 5 minutes after viewing the catalog. Well, 5 minutes plus 55 more. For more musings visit her blog Bev Cooks and her Tablespoon profile.


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Stuffed Tomatoes Recipe

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  • 1 cauliflower
  • stock
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 cooked egg yolk
  • 0,5 dl oil
  • salt, pepper
  • a bunch of cherry tomatoes

Ingredients

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  • a bunch of cherry tomatoesshopping list

How to make it

  • Cook cauliflower in stok and puree with a mixer.
  • Stir egg yolks with a hand mixer and add slowly oil. Add mustard, sour cream, salt and pepper, cauliflower and grated onion. Serve in tomatoes.
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