Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

What a great finger food!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Lightly slice tops from cherry tomatoes and scrape out and throw away pulp and seeds.
  2. Then slice just enough off the bottom of each tomato to form a flat base so the tomato will sit up.
  3. Place tomatoes upside down on paper towels and set aside to drain.
  4. In small bowl combine lettuce, bacon and just enough mayonnaise to hold stuffing together.
  5. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Just before serving fill tomato shells with lettuce-and-bacon stuffing and arrange on platter.


Most Helpful

These are great! I took them as a snack at a bible study and they disappeared and everyone wanted the recipe...thanks!

msamyloo November 23, 2006

These are really good. I used a melonballer to scoop after slicing off the tops. Cooked bacon in the oven sprinkled w/ a tiny bit of brown sugar and black pepper. On a few I tucked a bit of goat cheese and that was good too.

dmac085 February 16, 2006

It does take more fussing than it sounds like, but it's well worth it! Try a serrated grapefruit spoon to scoop out the inards. For an appetizer, allow at least 4 cherry tomatoes per person, because 2 is simply not enough for anyone. If your cherry tomatoes are larger than the norm, you can halve them. I prefer basil over the lettuce. Fresh basil is good for serving soon after prep, dried is better for storage and 'travel' time. However - bacon is the strongest flavor with the tomato, and you can elimate the greens altogether, and no one is likely to complain!

SheilaSouix September 14, 2004

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