Meatless Monday Appetizer: Deviled Tomatoes

These deviled tomatoes are a completely vegan rendition of deviled eggs! The combination of chickpeas, nutritional yeast, and vegan mayo add up to a fairly egg-like flavor and consistency. And these are even easier to make than the originals. I guarantee that your family & friends will love them!

Servings: Makes 16 or more

Ingredients:
15- to 16-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/3 cup vegan mayonnaise (Soy-free Veganaise)
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons yellow mustard, or more, to taste
1 teaspoon curry powder, or more, to taste
Pinch of ground cumin, or more, to taste
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
2 tablespoons finely chopped chives or scallion
8 to 10 ripe plum (Roma) tomatoes or other small tomatoes
Paprika for topping
Shredded romaine lettuce or baby greens, optional

Instructions:
Combine the chickpeas, mayonnaise, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, mustard, curry powder, and cumin in a food processor fitted with the metal blade. Pulse on and off until the mixture is nicely melded, but don’t puree—leave a little texture. Add the chives or scallion through the feed tube and pulse on and off a few times to whirl in. Then season to taste with salt and pepper. I also add approximately 2 teaspoons of cubed, pickled relish.

If you don’t have a food processor, simply mash the chickpeas well in a bowl, and stir in the mayonnaise, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, mustard, curry powder, cumin, salt, pepper, and chives.

Cut the tomatoes in half and scoop out the seedy center with a spoon. You’ll be left with a neat shell (save what you’ve scooped out for another use, such as blending into a juice or sauce).

Stuff the tomatoes generously with the chickpea mixture. Sprinkle with paprika. Arrange on a platter atop a bed of romaine lettuce or baby greens.

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Recipe adapted from VegKitchen

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2 thoughts on “Meatless Monday Appetizer: Deviled Tomatoes

  1. Emily, the deviled tomatoes are delicious! They were a BIG hit for Easter (appetizer). What I love is how simple they are to make. But, wait until you taste them…..ummmm GOOD!!!

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