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Cucumber-Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes Recipe

Cucumber-Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes Recipe

Besides being tasty, these little tomato poppers are extra awesome because you can make them ahead of time. At parties, I often triple the recipe because they disappear fast. —Christi Martin, Elko, Nevada
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:24 servings


  • 24 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped peeled cucumber
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped green onion
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh dill


  • 1. Cut a thin slice off the top of each tomato. Scoop out and discard pulp; invert tomatoes onto paper towels to drain.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine cream cheese and mayonnaise until smooth; stir in the cucumber, onion and dill. Spoon into tomatoes. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 25 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 18mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 fat.

Reviews for Cucumber-Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

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Janadele User ID: 7087902 248382
Reviewed May. 18, 2016

"Elegant looking but easy."

St.PaulMom User ID: 7046287 248365
Reviewed May. 18, 2016

"I've made these in the past and they are very pretty, light & tasty! A little bit "putzy" having to core the insides of the cherry toms, but a quick way to do it is if you use one of those little strawberry coring tools. If you're not sure what that is, it's like a very small (1/2 tsp. size) spoon with serrated edges that you use to scoop out the stem & core of the strawberries. Works great on the cherry toms. I also make a small slice off the bottom of each tomato so they sit flat on the platter....I also do this with deviled eggs or anything else that might otherwise roll or slide around on your serving platter, esp. if you're traveling somewhere with it! As others suggested, use a baggie or piping tool to fill the tomatoes. This is a great recipe for all of those garden fresh cherry tomatoes....coming up right around the corner!"

delhioum User ID: 8599413 236127
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2015

"Tasty and pretty appetizer! This definitely took longer than 25 min to prepare, mostly because scooping out the tomatoes is a tedious task. More skilled cooks are probably much faster than me. Best tip by far was to put the filling into a baggie and snip the corner. I piped-filled all 50 tomatoes in about a minute. The filling is basically a delicious tzatziki. So the leftover was easy to make use of in several ways. Enjoy!"

hotfudgesundae User ID: 3463962 234100
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2015

"Beautiful, healthy treat. This recipe is just what I needed with it being cherry tomato season. Yum!"

LynCast User ID: 8483078 232046
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2015

"Fantastic appetizer! I made this yesterday for a cookout. I doubled the recipe, they were completely gone! Tip: after reading the comments about the prep being time consuming, I took the filling and put it in a zip lock (sandwich size) bag, snipped the end and was able to squeeze the contents into the tomatoes. That really sped up the process a bit. Thank you for a new favorite recipe!"

Gluttongoose User ID: 8197461 225584
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2015

"Cream cheese and pineapple would be nice, or Philadelphia with sweet chilli. You can mix the tomato seeds in with the filling and just put less mayo in. Or save them for macaroni cheese or a pizza sauce. If you don't want to do that, just throw them in a pot for home grown tomatoes! To make things easier, I would use slightly bigger tomatoes and cut them in half. Would also work with 2 inch pieces of celery."

LaxMom User ID: 189997 225551
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2015

"Made this last year when it was my turn to host our ladies Bunco night. Should have doubled or tripled the recipe. Used up the cherry tomatoes from my garden. Tip - cut a thin slice off the bottom of the tomatoes so they don't roll around on the plate."

wanders6 User ID: 4956076 216666
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2015

"Amazing and refreshing for the holidays and it didn't take long before they were gone! Awesome ideas, by the end of summer I run out of ideas what we can use our Cherry tomatoes from the garden for."

Evie1955 User ID: 5236689 166417
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2014

"Made this recipe for us to try at home first. Very tasty! I only made half of the recips. Will double the recipe for the potluck. Have some chocolate paper cups on hand though when you make these:)"

Debiana User ID: 1536180 128496
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2014

"This was wonderful! BIG hit! Thanks for sharing!"

ladyoz User ID: 7814908 128395
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2014

"Had a Sunday dinner 1st time I tried this recipe . Took a nap when I woke up they were gone, next day got calls from my brothers wife and they want the recipe."

blstranger User ID: 1515442 151933
Reviewed May. 29, 2014

"I use an 1/8 or 1/4 tsp.metal measuring spoon (depending on the size of the tomato) to scoop out the seeds of the Cherry Tomatoes. Also I use a metal 1/4 tsp. measuring spoon for removing the stems of Strawberries. Super Easy, Super Fast."

ChrisBenge User ID: 7201601 151908
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2013

"I grow several different kinds of tomatoes and cucumbers in my garden. I don't just make this for parties, I make this delicious dish all the time. You know when the cherry tomatoes start growing you can get hundreds every few days. The combination of ingredients in this recipe make a perfect flavor combination."

NapaValleyGirl User ID: 7156073 96293
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2013

"Never mind my previous comment...I found the 3oz size online - just not in our local grocery stores!"

NapaValleyGirl User ID: 7156073 78430
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2013

"Does cream cheese come in 3 oz packages? I can only find 8 oz packages : (! Is this a typo in the recipe?"

mrscrazyed1 User ID: 6143812 96250
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2012

"The finished product was quite tasty; one of my guests asked to take the leftovers home with him. However, note that this is a time-consuming recipe. Use good-sized cherry tomatoes; I made the mistake of using grape tomatoes (what I had on hand) and although I was able to stuff them, it was a difficult task."

sj55 User ID: 1420676 168139
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2012

"Here's a hint for scooping out the pulp-use a grapefruit spoon-the serrated edge works great-loved these and have made them a couple of times:)"

Maiden Faire User ID: 5247517 128392
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2012

"I have always loved the refreshing combination of tomatoes and cucumbers, so this one is a winner.

I'd like to address those concerned about the waste of time this recipe.
1) Use a "Tomato King" to scoop out the tomatoes .... available at
When it comes to "time consuming" prep work, I follow this rule:
"If you're not cooking with joy, happiness, and love, then you're not cooking well." - Danny Kaye
Obviously, this is not a dish you're going to rush home from work on any average day and fix for your family; However, it is something that you can make for a special occasion where appetizers are called for. Then, you should be preparing it out of love that you have for the family and friends you are preparing the dish for. That is when the joy and happiness really kicks in for all involved.
Life is short, you have to cook, you might as well enjoy it! - :-)"

cactus143 User ID: 502058 68632
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2012

"These were a big hit at home so I am serving them for our family picnic. I am going to try chicken salad in them too. I also used the cherry tomatoes and the next size up from the cherry tomatoes."

CindiRobinson User ID: 1548618 152286
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2012

"These were a HIT at my Memorial Day party. Cleaning out the tomatoes was a little time consuming...but soooo worth it!!"

MY REVIEW User ID: 4309305 166523
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2012

"Cherry tomatoes come in all sizes. I used the ones that are about the size of a ping pong ball (maybe slightly smaller). These were fantastic. Love the suggestions from some of the other posters!"

cflinta1 User ID: 6535043 151906
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2012

"This is an easy recipe. I didn't have fresh dill so I used dried dill & added it to the diced cucumbers - turned out fine. You do need to squeeze out any excess moisture from the cucumbers. The only suggestion would be to reduce the amount of mayo. I tasted it before adding the mayo and loved the taste. After the mayo was added I didn't get quite as strong a dill/cucumber taste. Will be making this again. Also would make a great dip for veggies or chips."

scrumpious User ID: 6690810 151803
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2012

"I made these for Memorial day and everyone loved them. I had a hard time stuffing til I used my Grandsons baby spoon. I also added a little bit of cooked bacon. Will definately make again!"

MouseladyinTX User ID: 1145472 171013
Reviewed May. 29, 2012

"I used herb and chives cream cheese. Made recipe as is. Also, add fresh crabmeat to some of them. Both were excellent. I will made again many times with and without crabmeat. May try shrimp next time."

DarlingDebbie User ID: 6602975 78427
Reviewed May. 27, 2012

"I just made these for a cookout and everyone thought they were great. I don't even eat raw tomatoes, but I really liked these. I did use more cucumber and onion than was called for. I definitely will take the time to make these again."

kastycatt User ID: 995228 166416
Reviewed May. 26, 2012

"Have not tried the recipe yet can you use dry dill instead of fresh."

Char9 User ID: 1270889 154306
Reviewed May. 26, 2012

"Yummy! If you lightly salt the cukes after chopping them, then let them sit in a colander for about 1/2 hour, then gently pressing on them most of the water will be removed. The filling won't be so thin."

cherrylady User ID: 1073547 106021
Reviewed May. 25, 2012

"Yum! I saw a saying on a sign in a kitchen shop once. It said, "Life is short, take time to stuff a cherry tomato!" Either you like to fuss with food, or you don't. Please don't put us down because we enjoy stuffing a cherry tomato! I won't question what you're doing with your time. This recipe is a double winner, adorable and yummy!"

bettyline User ID: 5738726 165781
Reviewed May. 24, 2012

"Has anyone tryed this with regular size tomatoes?"

olddutch User ID: 4601197 152264
Reviewed May. 24, 2012

"cannot believe that anyone has soooo much time to spare / waste !! cherry tomatoes are soooo small !! try using for salads / munching / in dips"

newcountrywife User ID: 6001500 96233
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2011

"These were wonderful! I served these at a shower I was hosting and everyone loved them. They were easy enough to make and I could make them ahead of time. I will make these again!"

MichMajor User ID: 6203085 152261
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2011

"VERY delicious, once people taste them they teke the recipe home and make more! Very simple and flavourful appetizer! I used herb/garlic cream cheese."

justmbeth User ID: 1196484 154305
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2011

"I'll have to try this recipe a 2nd time. I used a food processor to chop the cucumbers, and it caused the filling to be a bit runny. Next time I'll hand chop to see if it is any better."

chin-chilla User ID: 2872569 128390
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2011


chin-chilla User ID: 2872569 78425
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2011

"I used a Ziploc bag to pipe in the filling"

chin-chilla User ID: 2872569 152260
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2011

"These were a big hit at my memorial day gathering"

Julie Hubert User ID: 3353142 208987
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2010

"One of my new stapple. Great taste, great look."

vbraunie User ID: 5107640 96292
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2010

"these were sooo good! I added a little garlic powder. Took the advice and put the mixture in a zip lock bag and cut corner. I thought 24 would be too many - but they went fast!"

jtate76 User ID: 3367119 208986
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2010

"I took them to a party and people loved them. I would recommend using a mini-processor to chop the cucumber. I shopped them by hand, but the pieces were still too big and got stuck in my largest frosting-tube tip."

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