Are you looking for a healthy snack? Perhaps an alternative to boring carrot and celery sticks? Look no further. Here’s a great little idea that was passed along to me by a good friend. I like it because it’s full of flavor and a great way to add some vegetables into your life. I call them tomato poppers.
Take a pint of grape tomatoes (red and yellow if you can find them), rinse with some water, and leave them wet. Toss the tomatoes in a small brown paper bag, then add a teaspoon of sea salt (French fleur de sel is the best), a teaspoon of your favorite chopped fresh herb (my friend recommended dill, but chives would also be nice), a teaspoon of dried herbs (dill, herbs de Provence, whatever you like) and shake the bag. Pour the tomatoes out and “pop” them in your mouth for a healthy snack.
Kids of all ages will have fun shaking the bag and then popping the tomatoes in their mouth. The next time you are invited to a “bring a dish” party, take this as an appetizer. I guarantee the presentation of the tomatoes flowing out of the paper bag will wow your friends and family.
As Food Network star and cookbook author Ina Garten would say, “How easy is that?”