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Cold Stuffed Tomatoes on green herbs on white plate
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Cold Stuffed Tomatoes

Cold Stuffed Tomatoes are a 5 minute appetizer that look impressive! These no bake stuffed tomatoes free you up to get the party sorted!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Australian, International
Keyword: cold stuffed tomatoes
Servings: 12
Calories: 65kcal
Author: Adrianne
Cost: $8

Equipment

  • Chopping board
  • Knife
  • Teaspoon
  • Small bowl

Ingredients

  • 2 cups tomatoes Note 1
  • 1 cup bocconcini balls Note 2
  • ½ cup basil pesto Note 3
  • balsamic glaze Note 4

Instructions

  • Use a knife and chopping board to slice the top off each tomato
  • Use a teaspoon to scoop out the seeds and juice of each tomato (then discard) Note 5
  • Use a teaspoon to dollop a small amount (¼ teaspoon ish) into the base of each emptied tomato
  • Pop a bocconcini ball into each tomato
  • Drizzle each stuffed tomato with balsamic glaze (just a touch)

Notes

  • Note 1 Go for tomatoes that are in between the size of cherry tomatoes and standard tomatoes to fit the cheese balls in. You will need 12-14 tomatoes, 1 for each bocconcini ball.
  • Note 2 I purchase the cheese balls in the tub with the liquid (which gets discarded). The size on the tub is about 250 grams from memory. You will only need 1 tub for the recipe, unless you want to make a double batch. 
  • Note 3 To make this recipe super quick so that it can be whipped up in 5 minutes, I use store bought basil pesto, the 'dip' type, in the fridge section. If I have homemade pesto in the fridge, I often use that, you can do whichever you have time for!
  • Note 4 Balsamic glaze is much thicker than balsamic vinegar, it will be in a small squeezy bottle in the same area of the store as the vinegars. I don't recommend using balsamic vinegar for this recipe as it will make the tomatoes soggy!
  • Note 5 If you look at the pictures, you will see that I use a small bowl when I do this. It helps as it contains all the messy stuff and then can be simply discarded. 

Nutrition

Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 104mg | Potassium: 59mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg