Cucumber-Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes Recipe
- 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.
1 stuffed tomato: 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
"I am probably the only one who did not like these at all, but I found them incredibly difficult to prepare. The tomatoes kept rolling over, would not stay upright. Slicing a small bit off the bottom didn't work, they became watery. Way too much work preparing these and they were not a hit. I had to throw them away, and I hate to waste food."
"Elegant looking but easy."
"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!"
"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!"
"Beautiful, healthy treat. This recipe is just what I needed with it being cherry tomato season. Yum!"
"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!"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"This was wonderful! BIG hit! Thanks for sharing!"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Never mind my previous comment...I found the 3oz size online - just not in our local grocery stores!"
"Does cream cheese come in 3 oz packages? I can only find 8 oz packages : (! Is this a typo in the recipe?"
"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."
"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:)"
"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 Amazon.com.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 KayeObviously, 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! - :-)"
"These were a HIT at my Memorial Day party. Cleaning out the tomatoes was a little time consuming...but soooo worth it!!"
"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!"
"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."
"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!"
"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."
"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."
"Have not tried the recipe yet can you use dry dill instead of fresh."
"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."
"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!"
"Has anyone tryed this with regular size tomatoes?"
"cannot believe that anyone has soooo much time to spare / waste !! cherry tomatoes are soooo small !! try using for salads / munching / in dips"
"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!"
"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."
"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."
"I used a Ziploc bag to pipe in the filling"
"These were a big hit at my memorial day gathering"
"One of my new stapple. Great taste, great look."
"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!"
"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."