|1||package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened|
|2||tablespoons snipped fresh basil leaves or chives|
|1||garlic clove, pressed|
|Salt and coarsely ground black pepper to taste|
|24||large cherry tomatoes, seeded and cored (about 1 pound)|
Yield: 12 servings
Cook's Tips: This cheese filling can be used to stuff other fresh vegetables such as split pea pods, Belgian endive leaves or celery sticks. It is also delicious spread onto thin wheat crackers.