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Low Carb Cherry Tomato Flowers

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These cherry tomato flowers are such a pretty way to decorate your spring or Easter table. And they're naturally low carb and keto-friendly, too!

Low Carb Cherry Tomato Flowers - a pretty (and edible!) decoration for your spring or Easter table!

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This recipe was inspired by the Cherry Tomato Tulips from The Thrifty Couple. It was one of those “see it on Pinterest and just HAVE to try it” moments! 

In my version I've slightly adapted the filling plus used a variety of cherry tomatoes for a pleasing “bouquet”. And I'm going to be honest – this recipe probably gets the award for the trickiest dish on the whole blog! But it's probably one of the prettiest, too. My husband walked in while I was making them and was really impressed. 

Low Carb Cherry Tomato Flowers - a pretty (and edible!) decoration for your spring or Easter table!

These cherry tomato flowers would be ideal for a centerpiece at any Easter or spring party. As well as looking beautiful, the stuffed tomatoes are really delicious, too!

So find yourself a spare half hour, relax, and make something pretty to eat!

How to Make Cherry Tomato Flowers

Mix together some softened cream cheese, finely chopped fresh basil leaves and black pepper in a small bowl, then set aside.

Cut a cross-section at the end of each of the tomatoes using a sharp knife. Make a hole in the opposite end for the “stem”.

Low Carb Cherry Tomato Flowers - a pretty (and edible!) decoration for your spring or Easter table!

Carefully spoon the cream cheese mixture into each flower. This can get a little messy, so have some paper towels on hand for cleaning up yourself AND the tomatoes after they have been stuffed. 

To finish, slice the green parts of some green onions lengthways (you could also use fresh chives if they are sturdy enough), and poke them into the hole at the base of each tomato. 

Low Carb Cherry Tomato Flowers - a pretty (and edible!) decoration for your spring or Easter table!

Carefully lay them on a plate, and use one final piece of green onion to tie a knot around the stems.

Low Carb Cherry Tomato Flowers - a pretty (and edible!) decoration for your spring or Easter table!

Your guests will really appreciate your efforts!

Low Carb Cherry Tomato Flowers - a pretty (and edible!) decoration for your spring or Easter table!

Cherry Tomato Flowers

Cherry Tomato Flowers

Yield: 12 "Flowers"
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

These cherry tomato flowers are such a pretty way to decorate your spring or Easter table. And they're naturally low carb and keto-friendly,  too!

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup cream cheese, softened
  • 6 basil leaves, finely chopped
  • black pepper
  • 12 cherry tomatoes
  • 3 green onions, green "leaves" only

Instructions

  1. Mix together the softened cream cheese, chopped basil and black pepper in a small bowl, then set aside.
  2. Cut a cross-section at the end of each of the tomatoes using a sharp knife. Make a hole in the opposite end for the "stem".
  3. Carefully spoon the cream cheese mixture into each flower. This can get a little messy, so have some paper towels on hand for cleaning up.
  4. To finish, slice the green "leaves" (or tops) of the green onions lengthways, and poke them into the hole at the base of each tomato.
  5. Carefully lay them on a plate, and use one final piece of green onion leaf to tie a knot around the stems.

Notes

2g net carbs per serving of three cherry tomato flowers.

Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 3 "Flowers"
Amount Per Serving Calories 58Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 15mgSodium 51mgCarbohydrates 2gNet Carbohydrates 2gFiber 0gSugar 1gProtein 1g

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Gini

Sunday 28th of April 2019

I haven't made these yet, but could you - if you chopped the herbs quite fine - pipe the cheese into the tomatoes?

Georgina

Sunday 28th of April 2019

Yes, I definitely think that would work!

Frank

Monday 22nd of April 2019

What an artistic food idea!!Have the occasion already planned!! Many thanks!

Georgina

Monday 22nd of April 2019

Thank you!!

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