Saturday, July 9, 2011

Yellow Cherry Tomatoes Stuffed with Purple Pesto

Tomato and basil is one of my favorite flavor combinations out there. I often use pesto on pizza and top it with slices of tomatoes, top it with aged mozzarella and dot it with fresh mozzarella. Not a bad pizza.

I love cherry tomatoes. I've had some recently that were so sweet that snacking on them was almost like snacking on candy. I also like stuffing them with a variety of things: herbed goat cheese, feta & kalamatas, pieces of marinated or smoked mozzarella, the list goes on and on. By far, my favorite stuffing is pesto. Today I wanted to do a mix-up using yellow cherry tomatoes instead of red, and purple pesto instead of green.

Still pretty damned tasty.  :)

Yellow Cherry Tomatoes Stuffed with Purple Pesto

Purple Pesto 

  • 1/8 cup garlic scapes, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1-1/2 cups purple basil
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup good quality Parmigiano-Reggiano, you know, the fancy parmesan
  1. Place the scapes in a food processor and pulse until pretty well minced
  2. Add the pine nuts and process until the mixture is very well chopped.
  3. Toss in the purple basil and parm and process. Drizzle in the olive oil until your get the consistency you prefer.

Purple basil


  1. Loving the fact that they're bite-sized - means I can eat more without feeling guilty! :) yum!!

  2. That's one of the reasons I love little foods. lol


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