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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Recipe of the week - August 26 - BLT Bites

If you know me from work, you've had these before. I found this recipe online looking for something different to take to our departmental Christmas party. They went over well, they were gone in less than 5 minutes, all 2 dozen of them. I suppose that means they were well liked!

BLT Bites (from BetterRecipes.com)

12 - 16 cherry tomatoes
5 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
1/2 cup mayonnaise
Fresh basil leaves, chopped
1 tsp pepper, or to taste
1 cup finely chopped Romaine lettuce
1 green onion, finely chopped

Cut a think slice from the top of each tomato and hollow out the center, so it resembles a cup. Turn upside down and allow to drain on paper towels. Cook, drain and finely chop or crumble the bacon. Mix mayonnaise, basil and pepper together to make an herbed mayonnaise. In each tomato cup, place a small amount of bacon, lettuce and a dab of herbed mayonnaise. Tope with a few pieces of green onion; serve as an appetizer for a light lunch.

Renee's slight spin on the recipe (because her mind is always working)

4-6 small tomatoes (larger than cherry, but not too big)
5 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled OR 2 tablespoons of bacon bits
1/2 cup mayonnaise
Fresh basil leaves, chopped OR 1 tablespoon dried basil
1 tablespoon All Purpose Seasoning (like Mrs. Dash)
1 tsp pepper, or to taste
1 cup finely chopped Romaine lettuce
1 green onion, finely chopped OR a handful of chives

Cut each tomato in half and hollow out the center. Turn upside down and allow to drain on paper towels. Cook, drain and finely chop or crumble the bacon. Mix mayonnaise, basil and pepper together to make an herbed mayonnaise. In each tomato cup, place bacon, lettuce and a dab of herbed mayonnaise. Top with a few pieces of green onion or chive; serve as an appetizer for a light lunch or as a salad for a main course.

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