Presented by Chef Monica
24 grape tomatoes
24 small pieces of "soft" lettuce
½ pound of bacon (cooked to desired texture)
BLT cups Instructions
Cut off one end of the tomato bottoms with a melon baller or 1/8 tsp remove inside of tomato. Be sure to remove the membrane and seeds
Invert tomatoes on a plate to allow excess juice to drain.
Stuff 1 piece of lettuce into tomato cup.
Top chipotle aioli and bacon for garnish.
1 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons finely chopped chives or red onions
2 minced garlic cloves
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon chipotle hot sauce
Salt and pepper
Whisk mayonnaise with garlic, lime juice, and chipotle hot sauce to taste.
Season with salt and pepper; chill until ready to serve.
Garnish with onions
Make a bunch because these are addictive and easy to consume 3-4
Dish can be made in advance
All ingredients can be prepped and prepared the night before
Choose grape tomatoes that are evenly shaped
Chipotle Aioli adds that spicy kick for a more vibrant bite
Great to serve during the holidays – colors are perfect
Great for tailgating
Aioli is an amped up Mayo
Tomatoes – lots of nutrients and Vitamins
Cherry – bright dose of tomato flavor with a sweet and slightly sour flavor.