Juicy cherry tomatoes are packed full of smoky, crunchy bacon, salty Parmesan cheese, creamy mayo, and a sprinkling of bright, fresh parsley for a simple, crowd-pleasing hors d'oeuvre.
1 pint cherry tomatoes
5 slices bacon, cooked until crisp, then chopped finely
1 shallot, minced
1/4 cup minced, fresh flat-leaf parsley
1/3 cup finely shredded Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese
1/3 cup mayonnaise
Freshly ground black pepper
Using a sharp paring knife, cut a small circle around the stem of each cherry tomato. Discard the core and, using the handle of a small spoon or the small scoop on a melon-baller, scoop out the seeds until the interior is hollow. Set tomatoes stem-side down on a double layer of paper towels and let drain for 1 hour.
Add bacon to a medium bowl, along with shallot, parsley, Parmesan and mayonnaise. Season generously with pepper and stir to combine.
Slice a thin sliver from the bottom of each tomato so it sits flat. Fill hollow with bacon mixture using a melon-baller or small spoon. Refrigerate at least 1 hour and up to 3 hours before serving.
If you happen to have a melon-baller, by all means use the smaller scoop to scoop out the tomato seeds.
Melon baller or small spoon
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|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 10g||13%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||12%|
|Total Carbohydrate 4g||1%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||3%|
|Total Sugars 2g|
|Vitamin C 9mg||45%|
|*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.|