Tomato Pesto Bites

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  I love popping a scrumptious biteful of something into my mouth. Finger foods are so much fun! Sometimes I daydream about what it must be like to have a butler wandering around my home, offering me a tray filled with delicious finger foods.


  • 30 cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 of a medium avocado, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 2 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons basil pesto
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Snipped fresh basil


  1. Cut a thin slice from the top and bottom of each tomato. Using a knife or small spoon, carefully cut/hollow out tomato guts. Line a baking sheet with paper towels. Invert tomatoes onto the towels. Let stand for 30 minutes to drain.
  2. Meanwhile, for filling, in a food processor, combine avocado, cream cheese, pesto and lemon juice. Cover and process just until combined.
  3. Place tomatoes on a serving platter. Spoon filling into the tomato cups. If desired, cover loosely with plastic wrap and chill for up to 4 hours. If desired, sprinkle with snipped basil before serving.