Cream Cheese Appetizers with Tomato & spring onion

These cream cheese appetizers with Tomato and spring onion were another big hit at my Christmas party this year. What I liked best easy appetizers like these, is that the mixture kept its consistency well and did not make the crackers soggy, so they could be made a little ahead of time.  The taste is delicious.

Cream cheese appetizers with Tomato and spring onions

Making the Cream Cheese Appetizers with Tomato & spring onion

If you are looking for 30 minute meals or appetizers, this one is always a hit at my parties.

The recipes  is very easy. You will need the following ingredients:

  • 1 box of cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 bunch of spring onions. (I still have some in my garden and they were full of flavor
  • 1 – 8 oz block of cream cheese, at room temperature
  • Fresh herbs.  I used cilantro, and  basil
  • 5 slices of cooked and crumbled bacon
  • 1/4 cup of chopped pecans
  • Trisket crackers to serve

cooked bacon

Cook your bacon first and then place it on paper towels.  When cooled, crumble it and set it aside.  (I bake my bacon to get rid of most of the fat. See how to do it in this article.)

cream cheese and other ingredients

Combine the cream cheese with the basil, cilantro, chopped pecans and crumbled bacon.

Tomato and spring onion cruditesSpread about a tablespoon of the cream cheese mix on each Trisket cracker.  Top with one half grape tomato and sprinkle with spring onions and serve.  They are delicious, easy to make and very popular.

Tomato and spring onion crudites

For another great party appetizer, check out these pretzel crusted chicken tenders.

Cream Cheese Tomato & spring onion Appetizers
 
Ingredients
  • 1 punnet of cherry tomatoes
  • 1 bunch of spring onions
  • 1 container of spreadable cream cheese
  • fresh herbs (basil, cilantro, rosemary all work well)
  • 5 slices of cooked bacon, crumbled
  • ¼ cup of chopped pecans.
  • Extra virgin olive oil to drizzle (optional)
  • Round water crackers
Instructions
  1. Cook the bacon in a 350 º preheated oven for about 15 minutes. Remove and crumble.
  2. Cut the cherry tomatoes in half.
  3. Combine the cream cheese, chopped pecans, crumbled bacon and fresh herbs in a small bowl.
  4. Spread each water cracker with a layer of the cream cheese mixture. Add a cherry tomato half, sprinkle with diced spring onions and add a very light drizzle of olive oil, if desired.

 

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