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Tuesday, December 01 2015

Appetizers are like tiny jewel boxes of flavor, small bites meant to stimulate the palate -- not fill your stomach.

ingredients
30      cherry tomatoes (about 1-1/4 pints)
1/2     medium avocado, pitted, peeled, and cut up
2    ounces   cream cheese, softened
2    tablespoons   homemade or purchased basil pesto
1    teaspoon   lemon juice
    Snipped fresh basil (optional)
directions
Cut a thin slice from the top of each tomato. (If desired, cut a thin slice from bottoms of tomatoes so they stand upright.) With a small spoon or small lemon baller carefully hollow out the tomatoes. Line a baking sheet with paper towels. Invert tomatoes on the towels. Let stand 30 minutes to drain.
Meanwhile, for filling, in a food processor bowl combine avocado, cream cheese, pesto, and lemon juice. Cover; process until smooth. Spoon filling into a pastry bag fitted with a large plain round or open star tip.
Place tomatoes, open sides up, on a serving platter. Pipe filling into the tomato cups. Serve immediately or cover loosely and refrigerate up to 4 hours before serving. Sprinkle with snipped basil before serving. Makes 30 appetizers.
NUTRITION INFORMATION

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 18, Fat, total (g) 1, chol. (mg) 2, sat. fat (g) 1, carb. (g) 1, Monounsaturated fat (g) 0, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, fiber (g) 0, sugar (g) 1, pro. (g) 0, vit. A (IU) 145.77, vit. C (mg) 2.36, Thiamin (mg) 0.02, Riboflavin (mg) 0.02, Niacin (mg) 0.2, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0.02, Folate (µg) 4.03, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, sodium (mg) 16, Potassium (mg) 54, calcium (mg) 10.1, iron (mg) 0.18, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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