Sunday, July 13, 2008

Italian Teese Appetizers

In looking through Nana's recipes I was inspired this morning and thought of a great use for Teese. For once I found a use for vegan cheese that may be difficult to recreate with real cheese.
Italian Teese Appetizers:
1/2" round of the Teese tube
6-8 basil leaves
1/4 tomato sliced very thinly

Place the Teese round on parchment paper and melt in the microwave, or broiler, until completely melted and it is spread out. Make sure the Teese is spread evenly. Let it rest for 1-2, just enough for the Teese to firm up.
Cut square edges to the sheet of Teese.
Layer thinly slices tomatoes and basil leaves.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper and carefully roll up, and poke with a toothpick about every inch.
Garnish with basil or oregano.
Chill before serving to ensure stability.


VeggieGirl said...

What a great rendition of your Nana's recipe!

Erin said...

Sounds delicious, like a caprese bite of yumminess.

Anonymous said...

Cute! These would make great hors d'oeuvres.

Bianca said...

Wow! I would never think to melt Teese and let it re-harden. I bet really couldn't do that with regular cheese. I'm sure I'd totally mess up the nice Teese roll when attempting to remove it from the parchment paper though...that's my luck.

Happy Herbivore! said...

damn! how I wish I could find teese in LA!

Anonymous said...

Oh wow--those sound *amazing* and look pretty darn mouth watering too! I wish I could get my hands on some Teese!


pixiepine said...

It's like serendipity! My roma tomatoes and basil are growing like crazy in the garden, and the innaugural log of Teese is making it's way throught the postal system at this moment. I can't wait to make this!! Yum!

Jarreau said...

Those look delicious. Reminds me of one of my breakfast favorites, sprouted bagel w/ hummus, tomato, and basil...


Float and Twirl said...

Nice mention in vegan bodybuilder. Shocked to see your name there.

Webly said...

Happy Herbivore - I am surprised Teese has yet to reach LA! It sounds like it's time to visit Portland!

Pixiepine - Perfect!!

Float and twirl - I was honored to be mentioned!

Melisser said...

Aw, they're so pretty!