Slicing too many tomatoes when making a big batch of guacamole caused the accidental invention of this little appetizer. Cody decided to spruce up the extra slices of tomato with a little salt, pepper, lime juice, and a little sprinkle of leftover chopped cilantro. We enjoyed them way more than we probably should have.
Later that evening we were talking about our surprisingly delicious tomato slices and came up with the nifty idea of Guacamole Tomato Bites. It definitely takes those yummy tomato slices to the next level.
We used our easy fresh guacamole recipe (found here) and topped it on succulent roma tomato boats. Finally, we added a sprinkle of shredded queso fresco and gobbled them up faster than you can say "guacamole tomato boats"!
This is one of my new go-to snacks for sure, especially when I've got a little more time on my hands. Sometimes spending just a little extra time and effort in the kitchen pays off. This is one of those times.
Lately while cooking I've been getting pretty excited to start feeding our 8 month old son, Bo, food from the table. While we don't eat as healthy as we possibly could, we definitely try to move in the direction of eating mostly whole foods. The days when we do cook awesome whole meals, it always blows my mind how fresh whole ingredients mixed together in this way and that, can create such amazing flavors! It always makes me even more eager to eat this way with every meal.
We're pretty adamant to teach Bo to not think of unhealthy food as a treat or a comfort, and that also forces us to re-evaluate our own food choices. While we definitely fail a lot, we will be kind of forced to let go of unhealthy habits when he starts eating our regular food off the table. Which is probably a good thing to be honest.
These Guacamole Tomato Bites are one of the things that I wouldn't mind giving Bo even in the slightest once he's ready. If he would just stop gagging every time we bring avocado near his mouth, it'll be helpful ????
Pin It - Guacamole Tomato Bites
- 3-4 • ripe roma tomatoes
- to taste • salt and pepper
- ¼ cup • shredded queso fresco
- Cut the roma tomatoes length-wise in quarters [or sixths depending on the size of the tomato] and remove the seeds.
- Generously season the slices with salt and pepper.
- Top each slice with guacamole and finally, queso fresco.