Lemon, Pepper, and Goat Cheese-Stuffed Tomatoes

A cheese filling stuffed into cherry tomatoes makes these colorful and cute appetizers easy to make for parties.

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Lemon, Pepper, and Goat Cheese-Stuffed Tomatoes
Makes: 8  servings Prep 30 mins Start to Finish 30 mins


  • 32 assorted cherry tomatoes (about 2 pints)
  • 8 ounces  soft mild plain goat cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons  extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon  finely grated fresh lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon  fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper
  • Small fresh herb leaves (such as basil or mint) or snipped chives, for garnish


1. Cut a thin slice from tops and bottoms of tomatoes and stand up on a tray.

2. Using a fork, mix together cheese, oil, zest, juice, and pepper in a bowl. Transfer cheese mixture to a pastry bag fitted with a small plain or decorative tip. Pipe cheese mixture onto tops of tomatoes and garnish with herbs. Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 8
  • cal.(kcal)85,
  • Fat, total(g)7,
  • chol.(mg)10,
  • sat. fat(g)4,
  • carb.(g)2,
  • fiber(g)1,
  • pro.(g)4,
  • sodium(mg)82,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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