Each year for our family reunion, everyone brings a side dish to share with the family. I always love Saturday lunch because that is when everyone reveals what they brought for the weekend. There is always so much to try and so many yummy things! In case, you hadn't figured it out, mostly our family reunions are about two things, the ring toss tournament and FOOD!! (Some would probably add wine to that list too...but what can I say, they are Italian! : D) Anyway, since I was already bringing the cucpakes I decided to go with something simple for my savory side this year and stumbled upon this recipe from Buns In My Oven when looking for sides for my bestie for her BBQ. I thought it looked delicious and super easy. And it promised on both counts! Of course it took me about 15 tomoatoes to get the hang of scooping out all the seeds before it became quick and easy, but now I know and I'll remember it in the future!
Sorry about the lack of photos...I forgot my camera so I only had my iPhone with me. I'll take more next time I make these!
BLT Stuffed Tomatoes
Adapted from Buns In My Oven
8 oz. sour cream
4 slices of bacon (I used about 1/2 cup prepackages bacon bits)
2 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
2 tsp. chopped fresh parsley
1 green onion, chopped for garnish
salt and pepper to taste
one package cherry tomatoes on the vine
In a bowl, mix together the sour cream, bacon, garlic powder, parsley and salt and pepper, set aside or in the refrigerator. Take the tomatoes, and cut them in half, then using a spoon or paring knife, scoop out all the stuff inside. (I found that the knife worked much better...) When finished, gently pat tomatoes dry to get all the extra juice off and then sprinkle with a bit of salt. Using a small spoon, scoop out the sour cream mixture and fill the tomatoes evenly. Put on a serving plate and sprinkle with green onions to finish off.