Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 min

A Spanish tapa. It is essentially egg salad in a tomato. Tuna or chicken salad would also be delicious here. Really nice accompaniment to a green salad or any sandwich or just by itself for lunch.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. First core and skin the tomatoes; cut out the core with a knife, then score the other end with an "X". Drop each tomato in a pan of boiling water for about 10 seconds, then place in an ice water bath to stop cooking. The skin should now remove easily.
  2. Slice the tops off the tomatoes, reserve. Scoop out any seeds that remain. Season with a little salt and pepper. If any of the tomatoes won't stand up nice, just slice a bit off the bottom to make them stable.
  3. Chop the eggs and combine with the aioli or mayonnaise. Season with salt, pepper, and parsley. Stuff into the tomatoes, then cover with reserved tops.
  4. If prepared ahead, brush lightly with olive oil and cover with plastic wrap.


Most Helpful

I never thought of stuffing a tomato with egg salad before but it actually did work. I think the importance is to have really fresh tasting tomatoes. So, that makes it a perfect recipe for summer when they are in abundance. I think if the recipe was changed to be cherry tomatoes it would be a nice party canape. Made for the Family Picks portion of ZWT5 for the Chow Hounds.

Sarah_Jayne June 08, 2009

Easy and delicious! I left the skins on the tomatoes, omitted the salt and used mayonnaise. Thanks for sharing!

Starrynews March 08, 2009

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