Attending a football viewing party and need an easy, tasty and unique munchie to share with the group? Why not try these Horseradish stuffed Cherry Tomatoes. I saw these in a Bon Appetit spread on "Tomato Starters" and immediately knew I had to try them!
Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes
As you'll see from the photo, 3 out of 4 ingredients came directly from Trader Joe's.
I made these on Labor Day Weekend - and had 2 parties to attend. One was a BBQ on Sunday, and the other was a pool party on Labor Day Monday. I opted to take these tasty treats to both parties.
The process is pretty simple, but I'm going to give a few pointers that I figured out between the first batch and the second batch. If you follow the pointers, perhaps you can avoid some of the problems that I ran into on the first batch. Use a small sharp knife to core the cherry tomatoes - then scoop out the centers. This sounded a lot easier than it turned out to be - but it is do-able! I tended to core out the top, where the stem would have met the tomato - but when they were filled, they wouldn't necessarily stand upright. Here's a great hint that Brian figured out - place the tomato on a plate, and whatever end it stands up on, core out the opposite end.
Meanwhile, mix two parts mayo to one part horseradish - I used three big tablespoon scoops of mayo and one and a half big tablespoon scoops of horseradish. Spoon the blended mix into the tomato cavities. Top with chopped chives, and chill in the fridge until ready to serve.
IF you make these for a UTAH football party, I suggest just using the red cherry tomatoes - so you'll be color-appropriate.