Cherry Tomatoes Filled with Goat Cheese

Cherry Tomatoes Filled with Goat Cheese

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4 people

For a refreshing summertime appetizer, fill bite-size cherry tomatoes, round or pear shaped, with a savory mixture of goat cheese flavored with basil.

Recipe courtesy of Williams-Sonoma


  • 24 cherry tomatoes, a mixture of red and yellow
  • 1/4 pound fresh goat cheese (chèvre)
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper


  • 1 Cut the top off each cherry tomato. Using a small spoon, scoop out the pulp to make a hollow yet sturdy shell. Drain off any juice that accumulates in the shells.
  • 2 In a bowl, combine the cheese, basil, salt and pepper. Mix with a fork until well blended.
  • 3 Using the small spoon, fill each tomato with about 1 teaspoon of the cheese mixture. Arrange the filled tomatoes on a platter to serve.
  • 4 TIP:Minced tarragon or chervil can be used in place of the basil.


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