These Vegan Mozz Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes are delicate, delicious, and definitely a show stopper at your next party. At least that’s how it was for me. But then again, I don’t know if I really count because mine was a party of one. I would have liked for my family to have had some of these appetizers too, but I ate them. Every single one. Well, I think Adee might have slipped in one without me looking and exclaimed how fabulous they were. Then I hid them. I’m selfish like that.
Shawn and I were at a reception recently with an alluring spread of bite-sized morsels. I love, love love being a vegan, but there are these minuscule moments when I take pause. Like the night we were at that reception. It’s hard looking at an elegant display of food and knowing you can’t have any of it.
Well, wait a minute. There was hummus. And that hummus was surrounded by veggies. That made me smile.
And there was something else that made me feel kind of happy…in a sneaky kind of way. I noticed a tray of cherry tomatoes stuffed with mozzarella cheese at the corner of the table. A big, devious, Cheshire grin crept across my face. I inched closer to that tray of tomatoes. Took in the smell of the balsamic vinaigrette drizzled over the top.
Don’t worry. I didn’t eat any of them. When you’ve been vegan for awhile, cheese made from cow’s milk is not that tempting. It has a rubbery texture to it that is really hard to stomach…unless you’re a baby cow.
Oh sorry. I sound like I’m preaching. I promise you, I’m not. It’s true I am passionate about veganism and know that it is a great choice for me. And I’m so glad to hear from my readers that they enjoy vegan dishes too. But if it’s a new thing for you, I would much rather you try veganism because you want to out of a willing spirit rather than feeling guilted into it by someone who’s on a soap box. All I’m saying is after you’ve adjusted and have enjoyed vegan alternatives to standard cheese for years? Nothing else will do!
So when I was at that fancy reception and saw that beautiful tray of appetizers with a ray of light dancing around the edges of the tomatoes, I smiled because I knew it would be my next vegan dish. And it was. And it was good.
You should have more than enough Vegan Mozzarella Sauce for this recipe, but don’t waste the leftovers! You can either make more cherry tomatoes, halve the Vegan Mozz recipe, or you can use it in some other inspired recipe. I love adding some to my favorite red sauce and serving over pasta; the two combined make a delightful Creamy Red Sauce.