Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes Appetizers (Gluten Free)

Here is another easy gluten free appetizers recipe. Stuffed chery tomatoes are very versatile. You may stuff with them a variety of ingredients from tuna to cream cheese, or both, and more. I have listed the ingredients and instructions below for tuna stuffed tomatoes, providing you a dairy-free alternative, as well as some variations. Get creative by using your favorite ingredients. Happy holidays to you all!


Gluten Free Stuffed Tomatoes Appetizers


Yield: Approximately 20 stuffed tomatoes

Gluten Free Stuffed Tomatoes Appetizers

An easy and inexpensive stuffed tomatoes appetizer, naturally gluten free.


    For the Tomatoes:
  • 1 basket cherry tomatoes
  • 1 can tuna (albacore, preferred)
  • Small vegetables: corn, peas, minced tomatoes, minced celery, etc.
  • 1 teaspoon fresh basil (or flat leaf parsley), chopped
  • For the Creamy Topping:
  • Remaing tuna, from above
  • 4 oz. gluten free cream cheese (Philadelphia brand) (or less mayonnaise for dairy-free)
  • Smoked paprika


    To Make the Filling:
  1. Wash tomatoes; cut tops off; hallow bottom out by scooping with a small spoon; add 2/3 can tuna to a bowl; flake with a fork; add vegetables; toss well; set aside.
  2. To Make the Creamed Filling:
  3. In a small food processor, add remaining tuna, cream cheese/mayonnaise, and smoked paprika; blend until creamy, several minutes. Pipe a very small amount into the bottom of each tomato; fill with vegetable/tuna filling; pipe more creamed filling on top; garnish with your favorite herb. For the holidays a very small piece of broccoli creates the traditional red and green colors.
  4. Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.



Skip the vegetables and use chopped olives; skip the tuna all together and use cream cheese and olives or sauteed peppers (green and/or red), and skip the smoked paprika, if desired. This looks great for the holidays topped with a very small piece of broccoli.


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