Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

Background Information

Stuffed cherry tomatoes are a perfect appetizer for any occasion. They are easy to make, look beautiful on a platter, and are packed with flavor. The filling can be anything you like, from cheese to hummus to tuna salad. This recipe features a creamy goat cheese and herb filling that is sure to impress your guests.

A Personal Story

I first tried stuffed cherry tomatoes at a friend's party. They were so delicious that I had to ask for the recipe. I've since made them for several events and they are always a hit. I especially love how versatile they are – you can switch up the filling to suit any taste preference.


  • 24 cherry tomatoes
  • 4 oz. goat cheese
  • 2 tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: Balsamic glaze and extra herbs for garnish

Cooking Instructions

  1. Cut off the tops of the cherry tomatoes and scoop out the seeds and pulp with a small spoon. Discard the seeds and pulp and set the tomatoes aside.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the goat cheese, mayonnaise, chives, basil, parsley, salt, and pepper until well combined.
  3. Using a small spoon, fill each tomato with the goat cheese mixture, mounding it slightly on top.
  4. Arrange the stuffed tomatoes on a platter and drizzle with balsamic glaze and extra herbs, if desired.
  5. Chill the tomatoes in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Serving Suggestions

Stuffed cherry tomatoes are perfect for any party or gathering. They make a great appetizer for a summer BBQ, a holiday party, or even a bridal shower. Serve them alongside other finger foods like crudité and crackers. They're also a great addition to a cheese board. Enjoy!

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