Snackin’ With Sarah Sellers: ‘Idol’ Top 5 Night Viewing Nosh

Season 10 "American Idol" alum and cool food blogger Sarah Sellers has been posting her viewing-party snack recipes in Reality Rocks for two "Idol" seasons now, and she's back this year to get your mouth watering every night of Season 12.

Tonight, one of the themes for the top five "Idol" finalists is "Divas," so Sarah is going with classy, feminine finger food suitable for the classiest of cocktail parties. Enjoy!

Goat Cheese-Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes


  • 14 cherry tomatoes (plum works as well)

  • 4 oz goat cheese

  • 2 tbsp basil, chiffonade

  • pinch of kosher salt

  • pinch of cracked black pepper

  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

Cut a small sliver off the bottom of the tomatoes so they stand on their own, then slice the tops and remove the seeds. Turn upside-down on a paper towel and drain for 10-15 minutes.

Mix the cheese, 1 tablespoon of the basil, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Spoon a teaspoon or so of the mixture into each tomato. Lightly drizzle with the balsamic vinegar and top with a few slivers of chiffonade.

Serve immediately or keep in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Bon Appetit!

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