Caprese Tomato Bites

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 dozen

Updated: Aug. 17, 2023
I love the classic combination of tomatoes, mozzarella and basil in these bite-size appetizers. They give you a taste of summertime. —Crystal Williams, Brooklyn, New York


  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 pound fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 6 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar


  1. Scoop out and discard pulp of cherry tomatoes. Invert tomatoes onto paper towels to drain.
  2. In a food processor, combine cream, mozzarella cheese, basil and garlic; cover and process until blended.
  3. Cut a small hole in the corner of a pastry or heavy-duty resealable plastic bag. Fill with cheese mixture.
  4. Turn tomato halves over; drizzle with vinegar. Pipe cheese mixture into tomatoes. Refrigerate until serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 tomato half: 18 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 7mg sodium, 0 carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.