Friday, May 29

Cherry Tomato Bites

This weekend is finally supposed to be warm and sunny. It has been a dreadful couple of weeks here down south — rainy, muggy, and gray. Finally some sunshine! and with that a fresh and tasty appetizer. I challenge you this weekend to eat outside and make these tomato bites —a perfect bite of juicy tomato, dense mozzarella, basil, and olive oil. You won't regret it! Don't forget to chill before serving.

Cherry Tomato Bites
Cherry Tomatoes — as many as you like
Olive Oil
Kosher Salt, Pepper
Fresh Mozerella, cubed into small pieces
Basil, sliced

1 Cut a small slice off the end of each cherry tomato. This is so that the tomatoes will sit level when standing upright. (Make sure not to cut too big of a slice or else the cup wont have a bottom.)
2 Make another slice  on the opposite side of the tomato and scoop out the pulp inside using a mellon baller or small spoon. Be careful not to puncture the skin on the bottom. Don't worry about what it looks like because it will be stuffed.


3 Arrange tomatoes on aluminum foil, all standing upright and hollow. Sprinkle all the cups with kosher salt and pepper.
4 Place cubed mozerella in each cup.
You can experiment with the size of the mozerella but I prefer the tomatoes to be really stuffed!


5 Drizzle olive oil over all the stuffed cups.
6 Garnish each tomato bite with a basil slice


7 Transfer the bites onto a serving platter and chill until ready to serve.

24 comments:

morgan said...

GORGEOUS photo! I wish I liked tomatoes because they look delish!

Esi said...

These look great. Perfect for a party.

oneordinaryday said...

Perfect cookout finger food. And healthy too. Great photo!

kiss my spatula said...

Those are the most delectable baby tomatoes I have ever seen! Stunning!

girlichef said...

These are just the perfect little bites!! I love them...great combo, in miniature form...what a great idea. I like the idea of passing these as an appetizer or hors de ouvre also!! (sorry about that spelling)

Deseree said...

Beautiful photo! How did you refrain from eating every last one of these? I am pretty confident I would make dozens of these and eat them all. You can't get better than tomatoes, mozzarella and basil. Absolutely beautiful photo too :)

Cooking With Dia said...

Lovely photography. Looks delicious!!

Kristen said...

I'm in love with these, I may make them next week for my staff luncheon!

Mei said...

Oh this is such a good idea! I love caprese salad but hate watery tomatoes. Can't wait to try it : )

5 Star Foodie said...

These tomato bites are adorable and sound absolutely scrumptious!

Daisy said...

Oh yummy!

Sophie said...

Simple yet so easy & so delicious appetizers! yum!

Pam said...

I love this idea. Such a cute and creative take on a caprese salad.

FOOD IS LUV said...

lovely photo!!

Murasaki Shikibu said...

I love making finger food and these are really cute! :)

April Cavin said...

So cute! I'm always looking for fun starters and these look great-- thanks for sharing!

Also, thanks for stopping by my page today :)

Deborah said...

They are so cute!

Rabbittrick said...

awwww I love the photography here. So gentle. Grin. I can imagine little cherry tomatoes going " wheeee ! " .... lol

Shannon said...

Absolutely gorgeous idea! I always eat regular caprese salad with just slices of the tomatos and monzerella but this looks the perfect little serving!

Carrie said...

I love caprese salad, and this is such a great little variation! I love how it's all one bite :)Would be perfect for a party.

Matt_SF said...

Very nice done! Will have to include this one next time I'm having friends over.

Great photos, too!

Carrie said...

I made a variation of these over the weekend, and they were so good! Thanks for such a great idea.

Paige said...

I LOVE this! What a fabulous idea. Can't wait to serve them at my next dinner party :)

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