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.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

18 calories; 1 g total fat; 1 g saturated fat; 0 g polyunsaturated fat; 0 g monounsaturated fat; 2 mg cholesterol; 16 mg sodium. 54 mg potassium; 1 g carbohydrates; 0 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 0 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 146 IU vitamin a; 2 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 0 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 4 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 10 mg calcium; 0 mg iron;

Reviews (4)

40 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 4 stars
People are ridiculous. "Mostly tasted like pesto". Of course it did, it's a tomato with pesto in it! What did you want it to taste like, bacon and eggs? These tasted delicious and the instructions were perfect. Only thing missing is some S&P.
Rating: Unrated
Needs salt and pepper. Mostly tastes like pesto, kind of bland.
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Nice. By purchased pesto, do you mean prepared pesto sauce? Or dried pesto mix?
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Made this for a potluck dinner. Everyone loved it! I substituted 2 oz. of crumbled goat cheese for the cream cheese which gave the mixture a little extra "kick."