These stuffed cherry tomatoes with tuna mixture definitely challenge your patience. It’s takes time and requires some dexterity. If you are in a hurry or don’t want to make it so complicated, you can just half the tomatoes and top each half a little tuna mixture.
I don’t have a tool that makes the task easier and faster. I had to use the handle of a small spoon to take out the seeds and the pulp inside the tomatoes. Then again, I used the end of the spoon handle to insert the tuna mixture, little by little, into the inside of each tomato. I could manage half of the tomatoes, the rest I just cut into halves and topped them with tuna mixture.
These tuna stuffed tomatoes do worth your time and patience. They are very refreshing and tasty. The cherry tomatoes are firm, sweet and juicy. Put the whole tomato into your mouth, take a firm bite and you will feel the mayonnaise tuna coming out and blending with the tomato. It is very interesting experience. The tuna mixture should be chilled for the flavor and taste to be leveraged, becoming even tastier.
The cute little stuffed tomatoes really motivated us to take more photos of them.
- about 3 dozens cherry tomatoes
- 200g cooked tuna flakes
- mayonnaise, as needed
- 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
- 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
- 2 tbs finely chopped green onions
- 1/4 tsp ground pepper
- Combine all the ingredients except for the tomatoes and mix well, adjust the mayonnaise so that the mixture have a smooth and not too runny paste. Cover and chill while preparing the tomatoes.
- Cut off the two ends of each tomato a bit with a sharp knife. Scoop out the pulp and seeds.
- Invert tomatoes on paper towels to drain.
- Gradually spoon tuna mixture into the inside of the cherry tomatoes, doing with a little at a time and top them generously.
- Serve as an appertizer or a kind of salad.