NatureSweet® Glorys® Tomato, Roasted Jalapeño and Avocado Poppers

NatureSweet® Glorys® Tomato, Roasted Jalapeño and Avocado Poppers

Course Type: Appetizer

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

The perfect appetizer for popping in your mouth!

Ingredients:

  • 1 10.5-oz. container NatureSweet® Glorys® tomatoes
  • 1 medium jalapeño chili pepper
  • 2 oz. feta cheese crumbles
  • 1/4 ripe Hass avocado
  • 1/2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1/3 tsp. ground black pepper

Instructions:

  1. Soak 4-inch toothpicks in water before grilling – at least 30 minutes.
  2. Prepare the grill for direct cooking over high heat (450°-550° F).
  3. Brush the cooking grates clean. Grill the jalapeño over direct high heat with the lid closed as much as possible, until the skin is blackened and blistered all over, 5-8 minutes, turning once or twice. Set aside to cool. Remove and discard the stem and seeds, and then mince the jalapeño.
  4. Reduce the temperature of the grill to low heat (250°-350° F).
  5. Rinse the NatureSweet® Glorys® tomatoes. Using a paring knife, gently core and seed tomatoes, reserving the pulp and seeds.
  6. In a medium bowl, using the back of a fork, mash the cheese, avocado, jalapeño, garlic, pepper and reserved tomato pulp and seeds. Generously stuff each hollowed-out tomato with the mixture.
  7. Double-skewer two tomatoes on 4-inch toothpicks. Grill the tomatoes over direct low heat, with lid closed as much as possible, until the tomatoes start to bubble around the base (4-6 minutes) without turning. Using tongs, carefully remove the tomatoes from the grill and serve warm.