Mediterranean Tomato Bites Recipe
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Mediterranean Tomato Bites Recipe

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My friend Mary served these lovely appetizers at a summer gathering several years ago, and I adapted it a bit to my taste. It's a great August recipe when tomatoes and herbs are at their freshest! —Susan Wilson, Milwaukee, WI
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:32 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 32 servings


  • 1 package (17.3 ounces) frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Gouda cheese
  • 6 plum tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup pitted ripe olives, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
  • Minced fresh basil
  • Minced fresh oregano

Nutritional Facts

1 appetizer: 106 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 136mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Unfold puff pastry. Cut each sheet into 16 squares; place on parchment paper-lined baking sheets.
  2. Sprinkle with Gouda cheese; top with tomatoes, olives and feta cheese. Bake until golden brown, 14-18 minutes. Sprinkle with herbs.
  3. Freeze option: Cover and freeze unbaked pastries on waxed paper-lined baking sheets until firm. Transfer to freezer containers, separating layers with waxed paper; return to freezer. To use, bake pastries as directed, increasing time as necessary to heat through. Top as directed. Yield: 32 appetizers.
Puff pastry is convenient, but very rich. Lighten up this appetizer by serving on toasted French bread slices. Decrease bake time slightly and skip the freeze option.
Originally published as Mediterranean Tomato Bites in Taste of Home June/July 2009, p41

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 248190
Reviewed May. 13, 2016

"My new favorite appetizer; and super easy to make."

fascinator User ID: 7633968 221614
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2015

"These tasted and looked great and were easy to make."

KristineChayes User ID: 1441542 167696
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2014

"Great tasting, easy to assemble, and amenable to changes to suit tastes. I used three-cheese Italian blend cheese instead of the Gouda because of an allergy to Annatto food dye used in yellow cheeses, and it worked out fine. My family devoured them! Great way to use my garden's tomatoes and basil."

eli05 User ID: 3750978 186865
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2014

"this is amazing! we left out the olives (thought we had some but we didn't)"

germanycook User ID: 6411056 101163
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2012

"Easy, taste so yummy and they look fancy. I did a thin layer of sour cream (could use creme fraiche) under the tomato and it made it abit richer. A nice side dish that looks like you fussed!"

palmer_ak User ID: 2913842 211068
Reviewed May. 24, 2011

"I used crescent roll dough and it was delicious!"

tkarinas User ID: 4389335 172010
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2010

"Mediterranean tomato bites are one my family uses when we have company and need a quick, easy group of appetizers. It's simple, easy and fun to make and the guests usually simply love it."

asturgis User ID: 3136854 211067
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2009

"I made these tonight for an appetizer to use up some of our summer tomatoes. They were easy, delicious, and looked nice too. My husband was impressed, but I didn't tell him how easy they were ; )"

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