Cherry Tomatoes Stuffed with Mozzarella and Basil

Cherry Tomatoes Stuffed with Mozzarella and Basil

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • ½

    LB Fresh Mozzarella, diced small

  • 3

    Tbl EVOO

  • Fresh Basil leaves, coarsely chopped

  • ½

    tsp Lemon Zest, freshly grated

  • Kosher Salt

  • Fresh Ground Black Pepper

  • 1

    Pt Cherry Tomatoes, rinsed and with stems removed

Directions

In a medium-sized bowl, mix cheese, oil, basil, lemon zest, 1/2 tsp kosher salt and 1/4 tsp black pepper. Refrigerate for a minimum of 2 hours, but no more than 4 hours. Assembly: Slide each tomato in half and scoop insides out using a melonballer or a rounded measuring teaspoon. Sprinkle tomatoes lightly with remaining kosher salt. Invert tomaotes on a paper towel and let drain for about 15 minutes. Fill each tomato half with a teaspoon of the cheese mixture and arrange on serving tray. Serve immediately or wrap and refrigerate for up to 2 hours.


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