This olive-and-goat-cheese-stuffed cherry tomato recipe makes a great pop-in-your-mouth appetizer. Scooping out the insides to stuff the tomato can be a little tricky without the right tool--a 1/4-teaspoon measuring spoon works very well for the job. Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2013

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  • Slice about 1/4 inch off the top of each tomato. If necessary, trim a sliver off the bottom so the tomato sits flat. Gently scoop out the seeds with a small spoon or the tip of a small knife.

  • Mash goat cheese, olives, milk and 1/8 teaspoon pepper in a small bowl until well combined. Fill each hollowed tomato with a generous 1 teaspoon of the cheese mixture. Sprinkle with oregano and more pepper, if desired.


Make Ahead Tip: Prepare and hold at room temperature for up to 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

13 calories; total fat 0.9g 1% DV; saturated fat 0.5g; cholesterol 2mg 1% DV; sodium 24mg 1% DV; potassium 43mg 1% DV; carbohydrates 0.7g; fiber 0.2g 1% DV; sugarg; protein 0.8g 2% DV; exchange other carbs; vitamin a iu 184IU; vitamin c 2mg; folate 3mcg; calcium 8mg; ironmg; magnesium 3mg; thiaminmg.

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Cute and delicious! This is a great appetizer for a party. My non-vegetarian friends really liked it. It took me quite a while to core out the tomatoes but it was worth it just for the impressive presentation. I used some mild green olives which was a mistake. If I were to make this again I'd use Sicilian olives or something that packs more of a punch. Also I added fresh chives which was an improvement. It's important to make it ahead so the flavors will meld. All in all a delicious dish! Pros: healthy visually appealing make ahead delicoius Cons: time of preparation Read More