Recipes and Cooking Avocado Pesto-Stuffed Tomatoes 3.7 (39) 4 Reviews Add a low-calorie, gluten-free option to your appetizer spread with this Avocado Pesto-Stuffed Tomato recipe. Calling for just six common ingredients, this is one of the easiest tomato recipes for parties. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on December 1, 2009 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Blaine Moats Prep Time: 40 mins Stand Time: 30 mins Total Time: 1 hrs 10 mins Yield: 30 appetizers Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 30 cherry tomatoes (about 1-1/4 pints) ½ medium avocado, pitted, peeled, and cut up 2 ounce cream cheese, softened 2 tablespoon homemade or purchased basil pesto 1 teaspoon lemon juice Snipped fresh basil (optional) Directions Cut a thin slice from the top of each tomato. (If desired, cut a thin slice from bottoms of tomatoes so they stand upright.) With a small spoon or small lemon baller carefully hollow out the tomatoes. Line a baking sheet with paper towels. Invert tomatoes on the towels. Let stand 30 minutes to drain. Meanwhile, for filling, in a food processor bowl combine avocado, cream cheese, pesto, and lemon juice. Cover; process until smooth. Spoon filling into a pastry bag fitted with a large plain round or open star tip. Place tomatoes, open sides up, on a serving platter. Pipe filling into the tomato cups. Serve immediately or cover loosely and refrigerate up to 4 hours before serving. Sprinkle with snipped basil before serving. Makes 30 appetizers. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 18 Calories 1g Fat 1g Carbs Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 18 % Daily Value * Total Fat 1g 1% Saturated Fat 1g 5% Cholesterol 2mg 1% Sodium 16mg 1% Total Carbohydrate 1g 0% Total Sugars 1g Vitamin C 2.4mg 12% Calcium 10.1mg 1% Iron 0.2mg 1% Potassium 54mg 1% Folate, total 4mcg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.