Saturday, June 21, 2014

Weekend Recipe - Grilled Tomatoes with Goat Cheese Stuffing

This weekend (Sunday 6/22 from 9 to 4) we have our booth at the Arlington Heights Garden Walk and Unique Boutique, located on the Arlington Heights Historical Museum grounds. We decided to serve a cheese spread that is best with goat cheese, so in the process we worked with several blends of herbs tasting what went best with goat cheese.  One of the first we tried was using our Herbs De Provence in the soft white cheese.  This grill recipe is the result of those tests.  Such a decadent appetizer or salad course should not be this easy!  Try it on your grill soon!

Grilled Stuffed Orange Tomatoes
       with Black Olives and Provencal Goat Cheese

4 orange tomatoes (you can use red)
1 15 oz. can black olives, sliced
1/2 cup goat cheese, flavored with herbs (see below)

Cut a cone around the stem bud, cutting out the center portion of the tomato. Scoop out the seeds.

Make the flavored goat cheese by blending ½ cup goat cheese with 2 tsp. Herbs de Provence or 1 Tbls of mixed chopped fresh rosemary, thyme, lavender buds and oregano.

In a mixing bowl, toss the black olive slices and the goat cheese and stuff into the awaiting tomatoes.

Place the stuffed tomatoes on a hot grill and grill for about 5-8 minutes, or until goat cheese gets oozy…and the tomato skin begins to wrinkle.

The Backyard Patch makes many blends to mix into goat or cream cheese that make entertaining fun and easy.  You can find them all here.

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