Showing posts with label Taste Creations Blog Hop. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Taste Creations Blog Hop. Show all posts

Monday, May 7, 2018

Avocado and Tomato Cucumber Cups /#TasteCreations

Today I am participating in a fun and tasty Mother's Day Brunch Party! Each participant made a different recipe that is perfect for serving on this special day, and I brought along an appetizer I think you will love! Avocado and Tomato Cucumber Cups are tasty, pretty, very simple and easy to put together! 

Avocado and Tomato Cucumber Cups
(1 cucumber makes 6-8 pieces)
(printable recipe at end of post)

1 Cucumber
2-3 ounces Chive and Onion Whipped Cream Cheese, softened
1/4 Avocado
8-10 Small Grape Tomatoes
Shredded Four Cheese
Black Pepper

Wash and peel your cucumbers. Cut into slices approx. 3/4" thick. Use a 1/4  teaspoon measuring spoon to scoop out the seeds in the middle of the cucumber. Remember to not cut in to the bottom!

Place the cream cheese in a pastry bag with a decorative tip. I used a Wilton size 1M. Pipe cream cheese into each scooped out cucumber. Any flavor that you like will work. There was a Garden Vegetable flavor at the grocery, that I thought might be great with these, but I decided on the chive and onion because of it's bold flavor. But the Garden Vegetable would taste great too!
Open and cut your avocado and wash the tomatoes. I used small tomatoes called "rubies" and I used the smallest ones in the package. You could use bigger ones by slicing them in half and only using a half on each cucumber. Add a small slice of avocado into the cream cheese, next to the tomato.
Add a few pieces of shredded cheese, and sprinkle with black pepper.

Serve to friends and family! Enjoy!

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Here are some more Mother's Day Brunch ideas from group members!:


Easy Italian Pasta Salad from An Italian in my Kitchen

Mother's Day Carrot Cake from Mom Home Guide

Peach Melba w/ Fresh Peaches from Our Good Life




Here are more ideas for Mother's Day meals!







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Avocado and Tomato Cucumber Cups


ingredients:

1 Cucumber
2-3 ounces Chive and Onion Whipped Cream Cheese, softened
1/4 Avocado
8-10 Small Grape Tomatoes
Shredded Four Cheese
Black Pepper

instructions:

  1. Wash and peel your cucumbers. Cut into slices approx. 3/4" thick. Use a 1/4  teaspoon measuring spoon to scoop out the seeds in the middle of the cucumber. Remember to make sure the bottom is not cut into.
  2. Place the cream cheese in a pastry bag with a decorative tip. I used a Wilton size, 1M. Pipe cream cheese into the scooped out section of each cucumber. Any flavor that you like will work here. There was a Garden Vegetable flavor at the grocery that I thought might be great with these, but I decided on the chive and onion because of it's bold flavor. The garden vegetable would taste great also.
  3. Open and cut your avocado and wash the tomatoes. I used small tomatoes called "rubies" and I used the smallest ones in the package. You could use bigger ones by slicing them in half and only using a half on each cucumber. Add a small slice of avocado into the cream cheese, next to the tomato.
  4. Add a few pieces of shredded cheese, and sprinkle with black pepper.
  5. Serve to friends and family! Enjoy! 
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Monday, May 1, 2017

Chicken Avocado Caprese Salad / #TasteCreations

Today we are celebrating Salads at the Taste Creations Blog Hop! This Chicken Avocado Caprese is one of my favorite salad combinations. It is full of flavor, with the moist chicken, juicy tomatoes, and creamy mozzarella. Add the yumminess of the avocados, and it is a salad worth your time! I say "worth your time" but it really is not that time consuming to make.  You simply pan fry a boneless, skinless chicken breast, slice some mozzarella, chop up a small avocado and your favorite lettuce, and drizzle on some Balsamic Glaze or your favorite dressing! You are ready to enjoy an incredible salad that you will want to make again and again!  
Chicken Avocado Caprese Salad 
(printable recipe at end of page)

8 ounce Chicken Breast
1 1/2 teaspoons Mrs Dash Italian Medley
2 ounces Extra Virgin Olive Oil  
Iceberg and Romaine Lettuce
Fresh Avocado
6-7 Grape Tomatoes
4 Slices Fresh Mozzarella Cheese 
5-6 Fresh Mozzarella Balls
Balsamic Glaze {link to the recipe and ingredients below}


Mix the Extra Virgin Olive Oil with the Mrs. Dash Italian Medley in a measuring cup.
Place the chicken breasts and the EVOO and Italian Mix together in a medium bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let chill in refrigerator for 1 hour.
Spray a frying pan with pan spray, and cook chicken until done.

 Chop and wash the lettuce. Place on a plate. 

Slice the chicken, and place it on the plate on top of the lettuce. Chop the avocado and place it to the side of the chicken. Add the mozzarella slices to the other side of the chicken. Place sliced and whole grape tomatoes on the plate. Add small mozzarella cheese balls to plate. Drizzle with Balsamic Glaze. 
If you want to make the Balsamic Glaze, here is where you can find the recipe-----------Let's Make Balsamic Glaze!
You can also buy it at the store.

Check out these tasty salads made by the fantastic and creative bloggers participating in The Taste Creations Blog Hop!

1. Tequila Lime Grilled Shrimp Salad Dressing Recipe
2. Chicken Avocado Caprese Salad
3. Chicken Avocado Strawberry Salad 
4. Homemade Creamy Italian Dressing with Grilled Chicken Salad 
5. Chicken Paillard with Spring Green Salad 
 
Thank you to all the members of #TasteCreations
 for welcoming me into this fun, creative, and tasty group!

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Chicken Avocado Caprese Salad

INGREDIENTS:

  • 8 ounce Chicken Breast
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Mrs Dash Italian Medley
  • 2 ounces Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Iceberg and Romaine Lettuce
  • Fresh Avocado
  • 6-7 Grape Tomatoes
  • 4 Slices Fresh Mozzarella Cheese
  • 5-6 Fresh Mozzarella Balls
  • Balsamic Glaze

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Mix the Extra Virgin Olive Oil with the Mrs. Dash Italian Medley in a measuring cup.
  2. Place the chicken breasts and the EVOO and Italian Mix together in a medium bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let chill in refrigerator for 1 hour.
  3. Spray a frying pan with pan spray, and cook chicken until done.
  4. Chop and wash the lettuce. Place on a plate.
  5. Slice the chicken, and place it on the plate on top of the lettuce. Chop the avocado and place it to the side of the chicken. Add the mozzarella slices to the other side of the chicken. Place sliced and whole grape tomatoes on the plate. Add small mozzarella cheese balls to plate. Drizzle with Balsamic Glaze.
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