We get the creepy crawlies just looking at these mini pies! Give your kids a fun and healthy treat this Halloween with these tomato mini pies. Their decoration is good enough to eat and so easy to make, it’s frightening! The only trick to these vegan and gluten-free mini pies is how easy they are to make; they make use of ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. If you are hosting a Halloween party this year, look no further: this spooky appetiser will delight both adults and children, and it will make them think you put in a lot of effort.
|Prep Time||5 minutes|
|Cook Time||35 minutes|
12 mini pies
- 4 tomatoes
- 2 scallions diced
- 2 cups spinach roughly chopped
- ⅓ cup olive oil Greek extra virgin
- 2 tablespoons dill minced
- 1 tablespoon mint leaves chiffonaded
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 cup cornmeal
- 1 cup water warm (preferably filtered or purified)
Tomato mini pies
- Cut the tomatoes into 0.6 inch thick (1.5cm) slices. Remove the inner flesh and seeds with a paring knife or a sharp chef's knife to form the tomato rings.
- Water-sauté the scallions in a deep pan over medium-high heat using lukewarm water for 1'-2', until tender; the water should cover the bottom of the pan but it should not cover the scallions. Add the tomato flesh and let the sauce bubble gently in the pan and then carefully place the spinach into the pan. Cover with a lid and simmer for about 4’-5' until thickened and mellowed.
- Stir the olive oil into the sauce, flavour with fresh herbs, salt and pepper, and remove from the heat.
- Place the cornmeal into a large bowl. Slowly pour in the water, using a whisk mix the ingredients until smooth.
- Using a wooden spoon, gently stir the sauce into the cornmeal.
- Add a drizzle of olive oil and bake in a preheated to 180°C (356°F) oven for 25'.
Make the spider 🕷️:
- Slice off the top (stem-end) of a bell pepper. Halve the pepper lengthwise and cut away the pith and seeds. Make the body: Cut a circle. Make the legs: Julienne the other half. Assemble your spider adding black Kalamata olive bits for eyes. This is the perfect decoration if you want to send chills down your guests' spines!
How to serve
Tomato mini pies, perfect for Halloween (vegan & gluten-free)
2 thoughts on “Tomato mini pies, perfect for Halloween (vegan & gluten-free)”
Yum! This looks so delicious and tasty!
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