Mozzarella Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes Recipe

Mozzarella Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes
Photo (c) Zohar Nachman
  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: Makes 32 (32 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
52 Calories
2g Fat
7g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Makes 32 (32 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 52
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 43mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Protein 3g
Calcium 50mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Mozzarella stuffed cherry tomatoes are not only one of the easiest summer snacks ever, but also one of the most beautiful. These miniature Caprese Salads are the perfect appetizer for a backyard bash!


  • 32 cherry tomatoes
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves (chiffonade—leaves rolled up and sliced in thin ribbons)

Steps to Make It

  1. Slice a very thin piece off the bottom of each cherry tomato so the tomatoes will sit level on a platter. Make another slice on the other end of the tomato and scoop out the seeds inside using a small melon baller.

  2. Sprinkle each cherry tomato with salt and pepper. Drizzle in a few drops of olive oil into each cherry tomato. Stuffed each tomato with a cube of the mozzarella cheese. Garnish the tops with the sliced basil.

  3. Transfer the stuffed cherry tomatoes onto a serving platter and refrigerate until ready to serve.