Creamy Pesto Tomato Bites

Creamy Pesto Tomato Bites @EclecticEveryday

I’ve got another fun snack idea for you today, with just three ingredients! These little creamy pesto tomato bites are so simple to make, and even more fun to eat. These make great before dinner bites, after school snacks, and even great appetizers for parties. I love making them because they are so simple, and people will think you went to way more effort to make them than you actually did.

First, you start with some cherry tomatoes. I try and get bigger ones, if I can find them, just because that makes less work for me. Then cut the tops off the tomatoes and remove some of the seeds. Then you mix some prepared pesto with some softened cream cheese, add that mixture to a piping bag and fill in the little tomatoes.

If you’re going to make these for a party, just serve them on fresh basil leaves on a large tray. For even more flavor, you could add grated Parmesan cheese or minced garlic to the cream cheese and pesto mixture. For added crunch, garnish with a couple of pine nuts.

Creamy Pesto Tomato Bites @EclecticEveryday

 

Did you know June is Dairy Month? It’s a time to celebrate all things nutritious, delicious and dairy! And don’t think because you’re watching your calories, you can’t enjoy dairy. There are lots of nutritious and light options in the refrigerated dairy isle that will fit into your healthier diet plan.

With my ongoing EasyHomeMeals.com and the NFRA (National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association) I wanted to share my passion for all the endless recipe possibilities in the dairy isle. Ingredients like butter, milk, cream and cheeses can be used to make so many different recipes. They’re wholesome, delicious ingredients that your whole family can agree on.

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4 Responses to “Creamy Pesto Tomato Bites”

  1. 1
    Paula - bell'alimento — June 28, 2014 @ 10:46 am

    Such a great summer party appetizer!

  2. 2
    Joshua Hampton — June 30, 2014 @ 1:54 am

    If I make a plate of this, I’d probably end up eating them all myself. They look so good. I can’t resist anything with pesto.

  3. 3

    Great party food and only 3 ingredients. I love it!

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