Cherry Tomato Tulips

The tomato tulips are a nice idea to prepare for mother’s day with your kids help πŸ™‚ Simple and healthy at the same time.

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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 πŸ˜‰

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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.

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Cherry Tomato Tulips
Ingredients
  • 20 cherry tomatoes
  • 20 steamed green beans
  • 4 Tbsp cottage cheese
  • pinch of salt optional
  • 2 sun dried tomatoes
  • 3 basil leaves
Instructions
  1. Finely mince the basil leaves and the sun dried tomatoes
  2. In a small bowl mix the cottage cheese with the basil and the sun dried tomatoes
  3. Steam the green beans for 5 minutes only, they should not be overcooked otherwise they will be too soft to hold the tomatoes.
  4. 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.
  5. Remove the tomato seeds and insert a skewer at the bottom of the tomatoes in order to create a small hole
  6. Gently insert one green bean in each tomato creating your tulips
  7. Fill the tomatoes with one or two teaspoon of cottage cheese mix
  8. Have fun creating an edible art presentation!!

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