Sunday, 18 December 2016

Stuffed Cherry Toms for a Street Party

Carole's Chatter: Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

I wanted to take something reasonably healthy to our street party (we have 2 a year – one in the street in summer and one at a neighbours in winter).

So I made Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes.  We really enjoyed them but I noticed that they didn't get all snapped up – unlike the spicy sausage pieces and other carb heavy treats.


Cherry Tomatoes
Parmesan cheese
Chopped basil and chives
Tabasco sauce
Cream cheese
Lemon juice
Salt and pepper
Small basil leaves and paprika for garnish


I prepared both the tomato cases and the filling ahead of time and then combined them just before serving.

To prepare the tomatoes, I just sliced the top off and then scooped out the seeds and pulp.  I first tried using a teaspoon but that didn't work well.  Then I used the handle of the teaspoon which worked much better.  After scooping out all the tomatoes, I put them onto kitchen paper, cut side down to drain.

I mixed all the other ingredients up in a bowl.  I only put a couple of drops of tabasco in – much less than I would have done for us.  But lots of people don't like spicy food.  I then let it sit in the fridge until time to spoon it into the tomatoes. The time in the fridge let the flavours meld together.

Then it was just a combination job – adding a little chive or basil onto the top of each one for garnish – and a light dusting of paprika.  Pretty easy – and I liked them!


  1. They are cute and sound tasty. I'd have snapped a couple up!

  2. Stuffing cherry tomatoes always looks to me like a ton of tedious work. You seem pretty casual about it! Too bad they didn't get snapped up.

    best ... mae at

  3. I like the way they look, and I guarantee I would have eaten several!

  4. Lovely! I need to remember this, it is perfect.


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