Here is another easy gluten free appetizers recipe. Stuffed chery tomatoes are very versatile. You may stuff with them a variety of ingredients from tuna to cream cheese, or both, and more. I have listed the ingredients and instructions below for tuna stuffed tomatoes, providing you a dairy-free alternative, as well as some variations. Get creative by using your favorite ingredients. Happy holidays to you all!
Gluten Free Stuffed Tomatoes Appetizers
An easy and inexpensive stuffed tomatoes appetizer, naturally gluten free.
For the Tomatoes:
- 1 basket cherry tomatoes
- 1 can tuna (albacore, preferred)
- Small vegetables: corn, peas, minced tomatoes, minced celery, etc.
- 1 teaspoon fresh basil (or flat leaf parsley), chopped
For the Creamy Topping:
- Remaing tuna, from above
- 4 oz. gluten free cream cheese (Philadelphia brand) (or less mayonnaise for dairy-free)
- Smoked paprika
To Make the Filling:
- Wash tomatoes; cut tops off; hallow bottom out by scooping with a small spoon; add 2/3 can tuna to a bowl; flake with a fork; add vegetables; toss well; set aside.
To Make the Creamed Filling:
- In a small food processor, add remaining tuna, cream cheese/mayonnaise, and smoked paprika; blend until creamy, several minutes. Pipe a very small amount into the bottom of each tomato; fill with vegetable/tuna filling; pipe more creamed filling on top; garnish with your favorite herb. For the holidays a very small piece of broccoli creates the traditional red and green colors.
- Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Skip the vegetables and use chopped olives; skip the tuna all together and use cream cheese and olives or sauteed peppers (green and/or red), and skip the smoked paprika, if desired. This looks great for the holidays topped with a very small piece of broccoli.
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