The tomato tulips are a nice idea to prepare for mother’s day with your kids help 🙂 Simple and healthy at the same time.
They can help you fill the tulips or just have fun displaying them on a serving plate! I was supposed to display them in a nice bouquet but Luca decided that they would be nicer “like they are in a field”…and he was right 😉
The tulips are ready in less than 30 minutes. Every single part of the tulip is edible: steamed green beans for the stalks and a tasty cottage cheese + basil + sun dried tomatoes mix for the filling.
- 20 cherry tomatoes
- 20 steamed green beans
- 4 Tbsp cottage cheese
- pinch of salt optional
- 2 sun dried tomatoes
- 3 basil leaves
- Finely mince the basil leaves and the sun dried tomatoes
- In a small bowl mix the cottage cheese with the basil and the sun dried tomatoes
- Steam the green beans for 5 minutes only, they should not be overcooked otherwise they will be too soft to hold the tomatoes.
- Wash the cherry tomatoes and make an X incision half way; do not go too low otherwise the tomatoes will open too much and the filling will get out.
- Remove the tomato seeds and insert a skewer at the bottom of the tomatoes in order to create a small hole
- Gently insert one green bean in each tomato creating your tulips
- Fill the tomatoes with one or two teaspoon of cottage cheese mix
- Have fun creating an edible art presentation!!