Although I do not condone vegetarianism, vegetables can be prepared in a way where I don’t miss the meat! For a recent party, we visited the farmer’s market where we picked up some delicious early girl tomatoes, cucumbers, squash blossoms, and baby squash. Yuan busted out his immersion blender and made delicious gazpacho and cucumber soup which we served as individual shots.
We also experimented with puff pastry and made these veggie tarts. We used the squash blossoms fresh but roasted the squash and tomatoes before assembling the tarts. Goat cheese was used as a glue and we sprinkled with fresh thyme and parmesan cheese before popping them in the oven for about 15 min.