Cherry Tomato Bombs

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 Cherry Tomato Bombs

Total Time: 30 min

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Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information
per serving

Calories 60
Total Fat 4.5g
Saturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 65mg
Total Carbs 5g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 2g
Potassium 280mg

Vitamin A 239 (IU); Vitamin C 15 mg; Calcium 20 mg; Iron 0.3 mg; Vitamin D 0 (IU); Folate 30 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.03 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 4%; Vitamin C 25%; Calcium 0%; Iron 0%

 

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Here’s a “firecracker” you can eat! Pop these creamy Cherry Tomato Bomb appetizers into your mouth in a single bite and enjoy the fireworks.

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Serves: 8

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2 tsp. sriracha chile sauce 1/4 cup light cream cheese 1 ripe, Fresh California Avocado, peeled and seeded 32 (1/2-inch long) thin strips red bell pepper or chile pepper (for spicier appetizers use red jalapeño or habanero chiles)
  1. Cut a small slice off the top of each cherry tomato and hollow out the center of each, discarding seeds and juice. If the tomatoes will not stand up, cut a very small slice off the bottom so that they have a flat bottom.
  2. Squirt a couple of drops of sriracha into each tomato.
  3. Fill each tomato about half way with cream cheese. Depending on the size of the tomatoes you may have extra cream cheese.
  4. Cut avocado into little cubes sized to fit in the tomatoes. You may have extra avocado. Place avocado cubes on top of the cream cheese in each tomato, pushing down gently.
  5. Add a generous drop of sriracha on top of each tomato and insert a pepper strip to look like the cherry bomb fuse. Serve.

Tip: Use a baby food spoon or other very small spoon to hollow out and fill the tomatoes.

Serving Suggestion: If you have extra cream cheese and avocado, mix them together and add some sriracha. Enjoy on pepper strips or crackers.

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados

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