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Cherry Tomatoes Stuffed With Creamy Tuna, Mayo, and Cream Cheese

Cherry Tomatoes Stuffed With Creamy Tuna, Mayo, and Cream Cheese

Published on: December 18, 2019

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Nothing says holidays like stuffed tomatoes shaped into cute, tiny little Santas. These lovely bite-sized appetizers are sure to bring a smile on your guests’ faces and they’re a fantastic served as a healthy snack for the kids.

Cherry Tomatoes Stuffed with Creamy Tuna, Mayo, and Cream Cheese

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Serves: 12



  • 1lb. cherry tomatoes
  • 6oz. can tuna, drained
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise, optional
  • 2 tsp dried basil, ground
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • 4oz. cream cheese
  • Salt and pepper, to taste



  • 1Cut a thin slice off the top of each tomato and place the sliced pieces aside.
  • 2Scoop out the pulp with the help of a small melon baller or knife.
  • 3Turn the tomatoes upside down and place on a paper towel to drain.


  • 4In a mixing bowl, flake the tuna with a fork.
  • 5Stir in the mayo, cream cheese (reserve 1 tablespoon), and lime juice.
  • 6Add the basil and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • 7Stuff the cherry tomatoes with the mixture.


  • 8Use the reserved cream cheese to form Santa’s beard on each tomato.
  • 9Top with the cut slices of tomatoes and serve.

Tips & Tricks

If you want your tomato Santas to look even cuter, make eyes and buttons with peppercorns or black olives chopped into tiny pieces.

Make sure your cherry tomatoes are fresh and firm. Overripe tomatoes won’t hold their shape well, especially after adding the stuffing.

These stuffed cherry tomatoes hold well in the fridge for up to two days.