Mediterranean Tomato Appetizer

These hummus-filled tomato appetizers get a bite of crisp flavor from jicama sticks and green onions.
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Ingredients:

4 Markon First Crop Red Tomatoes
2 cups hummus
4 leaves Markon First Crop Basil, sliced in thin strips
1 Ready-Set-Serve Washed & Trimmed Green Onion, sliced in thin rings
1 small jicama, peeled and cut in 1/4-inch sticks
1 tsp. smoked paprika
1 tsp. Sherry vinegar
Salt and pepper

Instructions:

Slice 1/4-inch off top of each tomato lengthwise and scoop out center. In small bowl, toss the cut jicama, paprika, and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper; set aside.
Spoon enough hummus into the center of the tomato to just reach the top. Place a small amount of the jicama salad over the top of tomato; spoon more hummus over the jicama. Garnish with basil and green onion rings. Serve alone or as a sandwich side.

Ingredients:

1 bunch Markon First Crop Asparagus, steamed

1/4 C Markon First Crop Basil

2 T Markon First Crop Chervil

2 T C Ready-Set-Serve Lemon Juice

2 cloves Ready-Set-Serve Peeled Garlic

1 tsp. lemon zest

1/4 tsp. cumin

1/4 tsp. coriander

1/4 C extra virgin olive oil

1/2 tsp. kosher salt

1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes

16 large shrimp, cleaned and threaded onto skewers to prevent curling

1 tsp. kosher salt

Olive oil + 2 cloves Ready-Set-Serve Peeled Garlic, for poaching

Edible petals and micro greens for garnish

Instructions:

Slice tips off asparagus and reserve. Add basil, chervil, one cup steamed asparagus stalks, lemon juice, zest, cumin, coriander, salt, pepper flakes, and oil to a food processor and blend until chunky.

Heat oil and garlic until just bubbling. Add shrimp skewers so that shrimp is fully submerged. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until shrimp is opaque and cooked through. When shrimp are almost cooked, add asparagus tips. Remove all with a slotted spoon and drain on a wire rack.

To plate, arrange tips in a decorative manner. Place shrimp next to asparagus and ladle sauce on top of each one. Garnish with edible petals and micro greens.