- 16 to 20 cherry tomatoes
- 1 pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/3 cup chopped green onions
- 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons snipped fresh parsley
- Cut a thin slice off of each tomato top. Scoop out and discard pulp. Invert the tomatoes on a paper towel to drain.
- In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Spoon into tomatoes. Refrigerate for several hours. Yield: 16-20 appetizer servings.
Light-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.
Reviews for BLT Bites
"I love this recipe and have made it several times in a couple of different ways. It's very versatile, easy to make, and can be used as a dip or spread. Typically I'll forego the cherry tomatoes altogether (to save time) and I'll use it as a dip for cucumber slices or carrots. I often double the mayo, parmesan, and green onion, and add about a tsp of garlic powder. I've also added shredded cheese to it as well. Tonight I'm going to a work party and I'm going to try spreading it on a ritz cracker and topping it with a bit of tomato."
"I substituted cream cheese for the mayo and made two batches, one with regular cream cheese and one with herb cream cheese. I did have to work the cream cheese in a bowl with a spoon or small spatula to make it pliable, but I knew that would be necessary. The only downside of this recipe was the treatment of the tomatoes - it took quite a bit longer than expected. I had followed some other reviewers' advice and cut a small sliver off of the bottom so they would sit upright more easily. But then I ended up plating them on frilly greens, so that was a wasted step. Cleaning them out still took some time. BUT, for a no-cook recipe, it got great reviews, is very pretty, and I will definitely make it again (but will edit my tomato trimming :)"
"These were good. I shortcutted and bought Real Bacon bits (said 50% reduced fat on the bag). I didn't get as many tomatoes out of the recipe, mine were gigantic though they were marked cherry. Swapped mayo out and used sour cream."
"Big hit at recent open house - especially with gluten-free crowd! Big bacon flavour"
"I have made these for many years and they are always a hit. I really wish would people wouldn't criticize recipes without trying them first. Also if you think there is too much of a certain ingredient, bacon for example, don't make it."
"These are amazing! I made these for my in-laws anniversary party and they were gone within minutes. I used precooked bacon pieces for convenience and a grapefruit spoon to hollow out the tomatoes."
"These are really good but preparing the tomatoes is tedious a lot of work for a one bite snack. Will do the filling on crackers or baguette"
"Shouldn't this have some cream cheese in it or something? It seems to me this would just be an overly salty gob of salty bacon?"
"I have made this recipe for years. Back in 2006 my 16 year old daughter suggested just combining the stuffing ingredients in a food processor and pulsing until combined. I loved the result. It made the mixture easier to stuff into the tomato. We also used the small end of a melon baller to scoop out the inside of the tomatoes. These have been a hit at every holiday party, office party, etc. that I've ever taken them to. I always double the recipe, and there's nothing left."
"THese are a very good appetizer! I added some dry ranch powder to the mayo...yumm!"