​Creamy Avocado Pesto-Stuffed Tomatoes Recipe Is One Healthy, Delicious Bite by Food Lion

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2 years ago

​Creamy Avocado Pesto-Stuffed Tomatoes Recipe Is One Healthy, Delicious Bite

Fresh tomatoes and basil just scream summer. This easy avocado pesto-stuffed cherry tomatoes recipe is fresh, healthy and perfect for summer get-togethers, cookouts and potlucks.

You can use store-bought pesto or homemade pesto for this stuffed tomato recipe. Serve it as an appetizer, snack or side dish.

Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 30

Ingredients

  • 1 medium avocado, pitted, peeled and diced
  • 30 cherry tomatoes
  • 2 ounces Food Lion cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons basil pesto
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • fresh basil leaves (optional)

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Cut a thin slice from the top and bottom of each tomato. Use a small spoon or small melon baller to hollow out the tomatoes. Line a baking sheet with paper towels. Arrange the tomatoes on the towels with the hollowed side facing down. Allow it to stand for 30 minutes to drain.
  2. Meanwhile, make the filling by combining avocado, cream cheese, pesto and lemon juice in a food processor. Cover and process until smooth. Spoon filling into a pastry bag fitted with a large plain round or open star tip for piping.
  3. Position tomatoes, open sides up, on a serving platter. Pipe the avocado filling into the tomato cups. Serve immediately or cover loosely and refrigerate up to 4 hours before serving. Sprinkle with cut basil and enjoy.

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Basil Pesto $3 & Up
Baking Sheets $8 & Up
Melon Ballers $5 & Up
Food Processors $30 & Up
Piping Bags $5 & Up

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Elisa Schmitz
This is a wonderful idea. I love tomatoes and avocados together. Awesome!
Tribe
How adorable. I'm making these cuz they're just so stinkin cute...
Cassiday
Tasty and healthy appetizer idea, love it!

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