What to stuff tomatoes with to make them delicious: an original appetizer

Kateryna YagovychFood
A delicious tomato appetizer. Source: motherthyme.com

If you remove the center of the cherry tomatoes, the vegetables will make a great base for a delicious appetizer. And the peculiarity of this dish is that you need to make cheese rolls with a filling and put them in the empty tomatoes. It turns out to be a very original appetizer.

The idea of preparing an original festive tomato appetizer was published on the Instagram page of food blogger Natalia with the nickname smak_nata. For decoration, you will need dried plums and pistachios.

Recipe for an original tomato appetizer


  • tomatoes - 14 pcs.
  • cream cheese - 50-70 g
  • cheese slices - 4 pcs
  • salt
  • ground pepper
  • mushrooms - 10 pcs
  • green onions
  • dill

Ingredients for pesto cream:

  • seeds - 40 g
  • olive oil - 40 g
  • garlic - 3 cloves
  • salt
  • basil - a bunch
  • spinach - a bunch
  • cream cheese - 40 g

Ingredients for the decor:

  • dried plums
  • pistachios

How to cook mushrooms:

Tomatoes without pulp

1. Finely chop mushrooms.

2. Fry in vegetable oil. Add green onions, salt and pepper.

Method of preparation of pesto cream:

1. Dry seeds in a dry frying pan.

2. Beat the seeds, olive oil, garlic, salt, basil, spinach with a blender until creamy.

Putting the filling on the dough

3. Add cream cheese and mix thoroughly.

4. Fill the pastry bag.

5. Cut off the top of the tomatoes and remove the pulp.

6. Season with salt and pepper inside.

7. Cut the stem from the top, for example, with a pastry bag nozzle.

8. Mix the cream cheese well until smooth and transfer to a pastry bag.

Making the appetizer

Putting mushroom rolls in empty tomatoes

1. Spread two lines of pesto cream and two lines of cream cheese on the cheese plate.

2. Put the mushrooms and roll them into a tube.

3. Cut into 4-5 pieces.

4. Put the rolls in the tomatoes and cover with the top.

Ready-made tomato appetizer

5. Garnish with parsley and sprinkle with chopped pistachios before serving.

6. Serve as a separate appetizer with dried plums.

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