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Cheese Stuffed Tomato Appetizer

For a fresh and light appetizer, these small bites have a Greek flavor, with low-fat feta cheese and creamy Neufchatel. 

The Neufchatel, which is sold near (and tastes like) cream cheese, stretches a small amount of feta, while preserving its tangy flavor. Simple and delicious!


2 ounces low fat feta cheese

4 ounces Neufchatel cheese, at room temperature

1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil, or 1 teaspoon dried basil

1 packet grape or cherry tomatoes


Crumble the low fat feta cheese into a medium bowl and mash it with the back of a fork.

Cut the Neufchatel cheese into cubes. Add the Neufchatel cheese to the bowl with the feta. Mash the two cheeses together with a fork.

Sprinkle the basil over the cheese mixture and stir to combine.

Cut the tomatoes in half and scoop the seeds out of each tomato half.

Place the tomato halves cut side down on a paper towel to drain away the excess juice and pat them dry.

Once dry, place the tomato halves cut side up on a plate.

Spoon cheese mixture into each tomato half.

Chill the stuffed tomatoes until you’re ready to serve them.


The cheese mixture also makes a tasty dip for veggies -- thin with a little bit of sour cream or milk, if desired.

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