Caprese Stuffed Tomatoes

I came up with this idea because I couldn’t decide if I wanted to make some baked stuffed tomatoes or a simple Caprese Salad. I had these beautiful Campari tomatoes. They’re larger than a cherry tomato but not a full sized variety. Too large for a one bite uncooked idea like these Cheese and Olive Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes. And too small for a Caprese Salad. Perfect size for stuffing and baking. And although I’ve already made Pesto recently, I’ve still got lots of fresh basil in my herb garden. So I took the elements of a traditional caprese salad and combined them to make these Caprese Stuffed Tomatoes.

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Cheese and Olive Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

We have a neighbourhood group that take turns hosting happy hour. Everyone brings an appetizer. It started out with mostly cheese and crackers and basic munchies but has now turned into a feast!  We now call it “appie hour” but for most of us, it’s our dinner.  These tasty little Cheese and Olive Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes are inspired by something our friend Rosemary brought a few weeks ago.

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