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Mediterranean Tomato Bites

My friend Mary served these lovely appetizers at a summer gathering several years ago, and I adapted it a bit to my taste. It's a great August recipe when tomatoes and herbs are at their freshest! —Susan Wilson, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    32 appetizers


  • 1 package (17.3 ounces) frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded Gouda cheese
  • 6 plum tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup pitted ripe olives, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • Minced fresh basil
  • Minced fresh oregano


  • Preheat oven to 400°. Unfold puff pastry. Cut each sheet into 16 squares; place on parchment-lined baking sheets.
  • Sprinkle with Gouda cheese; top with tomatoes, olives and feta cheese. Bake until golden brown, 14-18 minutes. Sprinkle with herbs.
    Freeze option: Cover and freeze unbaked pastries on waxed paper-lined baking sheets until firm. Transfer to freezer containers, separating layers with waxed paper; return to freezer. To use, bake pastries as directed, increasing time as necessary to heat through. Sprinkle with herbs.
Health Tip: Puff pastry is convenient, but very rich. Lighten up this appetizer by serving on toasted French bread slices. Decrease bake time slightly and skip the freeze option.
Nutrition Facts
1 appetizer: 106 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 136mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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  • Saman
    May 21, 2018

    Make this as an appetizer at an iftar Ramadan party. They were a huge hit! Everyone loved them. I substituted gouda for shredded mozzarella because that is what i had on hand, omitted the oregano and added a drizzle of EVOO and sprinkle of black pepper.

  • PrplMonky5
    Feb 16, 2018

    Very easy, very yummy. I made this for my husband and I as a light dinner, since we were only a little hungry. I used slices of Gouda instead of shredded. I also used dry basil and oregano. Worked out great! The only thing I'd change is adding extra black olives, it needed more. I'd make this again!

  • katlaydee3
    May 13, 2016

    My new favorite appetizer; and super easy to make.

  • fascinator
    Feb 28, 2015

    These tasted and looked great and were easy to make.

  • KristineChayes
    Aug 15, 2014

    Great tasting, easy to assemble, and amenable to changes to suit tastes. I used three-cheese Italian blend cheese instead of the Gouda because of an allergy to Annatto food dye used in yellow cheeses, and it worked out fine. My family devoured them! Great way to use my garden's tomatoes and basil.

  • eli05
    Aug 4, 2014

    this is amazing! we left out the olives (thought we had some but we didn't)

  • rfenerty40
    May 11, 2013

    No comment left

  • germanycook
    Nov 15, 2012

    Easy, taste so yummy and they look fancy. I did a thin layer of sour cream (could use creme fraiche) under the tomato and it made it abit richer. A nice side dish that looks like you fussed!

  • palmer_ak
    May 24, 2011

    I used crescent roll dough and it was delicious!

  • tkarinas
    Jun 10, 2010

    Mediterranean tomato bites are one my family uses when we have company and need a quick, easy group of appetizers. It's simple, easy and fun to make and the guests usually simply love it.