Cherry tomatoes bites

June 12, 2015  •  Category:


My mother these days spends most of her time reading and one of her weekly subscriptions is a French magazine called Femme Actuelle. It is sort of the French equivalent of Good Housekeeping (is that still in circulation?). The magazine contains a medley of mostly informative and practical articles on many topics, with (of course) a substantial section devoted to cooking and recipes. I saw some cherry tomatoes dipped in sesame seeds, loved the idea and gave it a Lebanese twist by adding some zaatar.  Cherry tomatoes now are juicy and more flavorful than regular tomatoes, great for a late evening snack.

Cherry tomatoes bites

Joumana Accad Mediterranean, Middle Eastern June 12, 2015 Mezze/Appetizers, vegan, mezze, appetizers, zaatar, tomatoes, sesame seeds, tagged,

6 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes


1/4 cup honey any flavor, add more if needed
1/2 cup toasted sesame seeds toast in a skillet till golden for 10 minutes
1/4 cup zaatar optional, or chopped nuts such as pistachios
1 pound cherry tomatoes need to be juicy and flavorful


mise en place

1. After washing and drying the tomatoes, set them aside. Pour the honey, sesame seeds and zaatar in small bowls. Cut the bottom of each tomatoes so that it stands easily on a plate. Reserve the cut bottoms for a salad. Prick each tomato with a toothpick and dip in honey, then sesame seeds or zaatar. Set on a plate and serve immediately or refrigerate till serving time.

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  1. Rosa says:

    A wonderful idea! They look so pretty.



  2. Sylva T. says:

    These are so cute and fun to eat. What an awesome party dish.

  3. Liz Macris says:

    Joumana – Where can I find those toothpicks?! Can’t wait to make this! So lovely!

  4. Anne says:

    I wonder if you could swap the honey for tahini? I must try it.

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