Mediterranean Tomato Bites Recipe
- 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
- 1. Preheat oven to 400°. Unfold puff pastry. Cut each sheet into 16 squares; place on parchment paper-lined baking sheets.
Sprinkle with Gouda cheese; top with tomatoes, olives and feta cheese. Bake until golden brown, 14-18 minutes. Sprinkle with herbs.
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.
Health Tip: 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.
1 appetizer: 106 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 136mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
Reviews for Mediterranean Tomato Bites
"My new favorite appetizer; and super easy to make."
"These tasted and looked great and were easy to make."
"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."
"this is amazing! we left out the olives (thought we had some but we didn't)"
"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!"
"I used crescent roll dough and it was delicious!"