Recipe: Bocconcini Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes?

Ditch the carrot sticks and dip and get a little more creative with your party fare with these stuffed cherry tomatoes

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These bocconcini stuffed cherry tomatoes will be more exciting to your party guests than veggies and dip

Every party requires appealing appetizers and vegetarian selections.

But if you think for a second that those celery and carrot sticks standing at attention beside a bottled dressing or dip can remotely excite vegetable lovers, think again. Try this instead…

Bocconcini Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes


  • 24 cherry tomatoes

  • 1/2 cup jarred pesto sauce

  • 24 mini bocconcini balls or larger balls cut 
 into quarters

  • 1/2 bunch fresh basil leaves

  • 1/3 cup toasted pine nuts

  • Halen Môn Sea Salt or rock salt


  1. Cut about 1/4 inch off the top of the tomatoes.
  2. Scoop the pulp from the tomatoes and discard, reserving the empty shells.
  3. Turn the shells upside down to drain for about 20 minutes.
  4. Drop about 1 tsp. pesto into the bottom of each tomato shell.
  5. Place a bocconcini ball or quarter inside each shell, garnish with the fresh basil, a few pine nuts and a sprinkle of sea salt.

Makes 24 pieces.

Recipe courtesy Caren McSherry from the Gourmet Warehouse

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