Cherry Tomatoes with Creamy Pesto Cheese

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
20 min 0 min 16
Cherry Tomatoes with Creamy Pesto Cheese
Health Highlights
A wonderfully healthy appetizer to share with friends.


3 cup Basil, fresh (washed, dried)
2 clove(s) Garlic (finely chopped)
1/2 tsp Sea Salt (to taste)
1 dash Black pepper (to taste)
1/3 cup Pine nuts, dried (plus 2 tbsp)
1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
1 block Cream cheese, fat free (cut into chunks)
4 cup Cherry Tomatoes (washed, dried)


1. Combine the basil, garlic, salt and pepper in a food processor. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the pine nuts and add the rest to the basil. Process until the pine nuts are ground. With the motor running, drizzle in the olive oil. Add the soft cheese and pulse until smooth and creamy.

2. Shortly before serving, make an X on the bottom side (opposite the stalk) of each cherry tomato with a serrated or sharp paring knife. Scoop out the seeds with a grapefruit spoon or your fingertips, taking care to keep the tomatoes intact.

3. Scrape the pesto cheese filling into a piping bag fitted with a star nozzle, or small plastic food bag with a 1cm hole snipped in one corner.

4. Pipe a rosette of filling into each cherry tomato cavity. Garnish the cherry tomatoes with the remaining pine nuts.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 52
Calories from fat 26.7
Calories from saturated fat 6.7
Total Fat 3.0 g
Saturated Fat 0.7 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.1 g
Cholesterol 1.7 mg
Sodium 176 mg
Potassium 177 mg
Total Carbohydrate 3.8 g
Dietary Fiber 1.0 g
Sugars 4.6 g
Protein 3.1 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Vegetables 0.5

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