Cheese and Garlic Stuffed Tomatoes

You can serve this Cheese and garlic stuffed tomatoes as a starter or as a salad.

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Cheese and Garlic Stuffed Tomatoes
Course Appetizers
Prep Time 20 minutes
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Ingredients
Course Appetizers
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Cut off the top of cherry tomatoes. Keep the tops for presentation.
  2. Using a small spoon, scoop out the insides of the tomatoes. Place the tomatoes upside-down on a paper towel.
  3. Remove juice and seeds from the pulp. Mince the pulp.
  4. Press garlic using a garlic press. Mix the cheese and garlic together.
  5. Add mayonnaise, finely chopped herbs and tomato pulp. Salt and pepper to taste. Mix well.
  6. Using a spoon, add cheese filling to the tomatoes and place the tops back on top of your cherry tomatoes.
  7. Refrigerate tomatoes before serving.

Salmon in Puff Pastry

Who says you need to make a special dough for amazing appetizers? Thank goodness for puff pastry! It is so easy to use and you can buy it in the freezer section at any grocery store. I want to introduce you to this delicious puff pastry packets that are filled with salmon, sour cream and herbs. And can be served with any green salad of your choice. It’s great for brunch, lunch, or light dinner. This will definitely be on my holiday table this year.

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Salmon in Puff Pastry
Course Appetizers
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
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Course Appetizers
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add finely chopped onion cook and stir until tender.
  2. Cut salmon into small cubes. Season with salt and pepper, add sour cream, cooked onion and fresh dill. Gently mix.
  3. Preheat oven to 380 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Gently roll out the dough to a thickness of about 1/2 cm. Using 8 cm round cookie cutter carefully cut out circles.
  5. Place pastry rounds on a flat surface, divide salmon mixture between them and spread one tea spoon over pastry, leaving a 1/2 cm border all around.
  6. Brush pastry borders with water. Top with pastry rounds and press edges together firmly to seal.
  7. Place the pastry packets on baking sheet and brush with egg yolk.
  8. Make a small hole in the middle of the top of each lid. Use a paring knife to score the top of the pastry as desired. Be careful not puncture through.
  9. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until golden.

Mediterranean Tomato Tart

Who said that tarts are only for dessert? Fill a square of puff pastry with colorful mosaic of tomatoes, cheese, Dijon mustard, herbs de Provence and surprise your friends or family with this savory piece of artwork.

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Mediterranean Tomato Tart
This mediterranean tart is a must make. You can make it with tomatoes of the same or different size, of different colors and different varieties. The most important thing is that they are ripe and flavorful. Perfect dish for small crowds.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
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Instructions
  1. Cut tomatoes into thin (0.5 cm) slices. Put them in a single layer on paper towel. Pat dry with paper towel.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375°F. On the floured piece of parchment paper roll out the puff pastry and poke all over with a fork, to release the steam while baking.
  3. Evenly spread with dijon mustard.
  4. Arrange the tomatoes on top. Fold the edges of dough.
  5. Season with salt and pepper, sprinkle with cheese and herbs.
  6. Bake on the bottom rack of the oven for about 25-30 minutes until the tomatoes are cooked through and the cheese is softening and colouring at the edges.
  7. Cut the tart into quarters, garnish with fresh basil and serve.

Green Mango Salad (Кalawang)

Green and unripe mangoes can be eaten, and are often delicious. For example, this salad with shredded green mangoes is very popular in French Guyana, and if you like spicy food, you will love this salad! Serve cold, as an appetizer or as a side dish with fish, shrimp, or meat. For a pretty presentation, I serve the Kalawang in individual plates with shrimps.

 


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Green Mango Salade (Кalawang)

Fresh chili pepper can be substituted with chili powder.

Course Appetizers

Prep Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 2 hours

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Ingredients

Course Appetizers

Prep Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 2 hours

Servings
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Ingredients


Instructions
  1. Peel the mangoes with a peeling knife. Shred the pulp and discard the pit.

  2. In the salad bowl, toss the mangoes, onion, salt and pepper. Drizzle with lemon juice and oil. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in a refrigerator for 2-3 hours.

  3. When ready to serve, transfer the salad on to the serving plates, embellish with fresh herbs, and prawns.

Fresh Vegetable Salsa

This traditional Mexican sauce can not only be served with corn chips and tortillas, but also with meat, fish or simply as a summer salad. Fresh Vegetable Salsa is great for a Mexican style party, as well as for spicy dish lovers.

 

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Fresh Vegetable Salsa
If you don't have jalapeños, you can use chili powder. Lime can be replaced with a lemon. The taste will be different, but still delicious.
Course Appetizers
Prep Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Course Appetizers
Prep Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes, then serve.

Chunky Guacamole

The secret to perfect guacamole is ripe avocados. If you prefer a smoother guacamole, use a blender. Personally, I prefer avocados crushed with a fork with finely cut tomatoes, onions, and cilantro.

 

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Chunky Guacamole
Guacamole can be served not only with tortilla chips, but also with fresh sliced vegetables, such as radishes, cucumber, or celery.
Instructions
  1. Slice the avocados in half along its length and dispose of the seed and skin. Crush the flesh of the avocado using a fork. Drizzle with the lemon juice.
  2. Chop the onions, tomatoes, and cilantro. Crush the garlic.
  3. Mix all the vegetables and avocados together. Salt, pepper, and add the cayenne pepper.
  4. Put the guacamole in a bowl and serve along with tortilla chips or sliced vegetables.

Homemade Hummus

With or without tahini, homemade hummus made from scratch only takes 5 minutes to make. No needs to cook the chickpeas, just open a can and mix with garlic, lemon juice and olive oil! This delicious healthy snack can be serve for any occasion with pita bread or garden vegetables.

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Homemade Hummus
If you don't like spicy food, use paprika instead of chili powder, it makes the dish look pretty, and only slightly alters flavor.
Course Appetizers
Prep Time 5 minutes
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Course Appetizers
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings
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Instructions
  1. Drain garbanzo beans, keep half of the juice.
  2. In a food processor, place the chickpeas, lemon juice, garlic, salt, black pepper, tahini, chili powder and 2 Tbsp of olive oil. Mix until smooth. Add 1 or 2 Tbsp of the juice from the can (or water) to give a desired texture to the hummus.
  3. Transfer hummus to a serving bowl, drizzle with the rest of the olive oil and sprinkle with chili powder or paprika.

Avocado Boats With Balsamic Vinegar

You are missing out if you haven’t made this incredible snack from ripe avocados. Anybody can make it, even my 7 year old makes it when she comes home from school. This is her favorite way to eat avocado. Split it in half and fill the center stone hole with some balsamic vinegar. Enjoy this healthy, delicious snack or appetizer.

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Avocado boats with balsamic vinegar
Eat avocado halves with tea spoon.
Course Appetizers
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings
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Course Appetizers
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings
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Instructions
  1. Cut the avocados in half lengthwise, remove pits but do not peel them. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper. Add 1 tsp of balsamic vinegar in each hole, and serve.

Tomato Rounds With Garlic & Cheese

It’s a super simple and fantastic 10 minutes appetizers, that I could eat a plateful. And when it comes to cheese, you are the boss. You can choose any hard/firm cheese that you like, as long as you’ll be able to grate it.

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Tomato Rounds With Garlic & Cheese
Please don't use store-bought shredded cheese, it will not taste the same trust me, it is not so hard to shred the cheese after all.
Course Appetizers
Prep Time 10 minutes
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Course Appetizers
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
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Instructions
  1. Wash and cut the tomatoes into circles and layer them on the plater. Sprinkle with some salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Grate garlic, using microplane, sprinkle it on top of the tomatoes. Using the same microplane shred the cheese. Evenly layer on top of the tomatoes.
  3. Drizzle with some olive oil and garnish with fresh herbs.

Hard-Boiled Eggs Loaded With Tuna

Very simple and quick recipe to make, from the ingredients that you’ll always find in your pantry. Eggs, tuna, pickles and mayonnaise. Perfect appetizer for any event or pre-dinner snack.

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Hard-Boiled Eggs Loaded With Tuna
To make the filling more smooth and fluffy I use not just egg yolks, but I also add one egg white.
Course Appetizers
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Servings
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Course Appetizers
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Place raw eggs in a saucepan and cover with at least 2-3 inches of cold water. Place the saucepan over high heat until it reaches a boil. Boil for 10 minutes on medium heat. Remove from hot water and transfer them into ice cold water for 5-10 minutes.
  2. Grate 2 pickles, using a microplane cheese grater. Cut one pickle into thin slices.
  3. Carefully peel the eggs and cut them in half lengthwise. Remove yolk from 6 eggs.
  4. Mash 6 egg yolks and one whole egg with fork until crumbly.
  5. Drain and mash the tuna, combine with mashed eggs. Add shredded pickles, mayonnaise, salt and pepper and mix until incorporated.
  6. Spoon the mixture into the egg whites. Garnish with paprika, fresh herbs and sliced pickle.
  7. If there is some extra filling left, serve it on the fresh bread or crackers.
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