These Guacamole Stuffed Tomatoes are a fun and delicious appetizer or side dish! They’re perfect for summer BBQs and picnics.
Many years ago I shared my recipe for Roasted Potato Cups with Loaded Guacamole and since then, they’ve been a hit with everyone who makes them! That recipe inspired these cute little Guacamole Stuffed Tomatoes and they’re perfect for summer snacking.
I’m hoping that this summer we can have more BBQs at our house because I miss making fun finger foods like these stuffed tomatoes! They’re fun to eat and they really are the perfect little bite.
Guacamole Stuffed Tomato Recipe Ingredients
- Tomatoes – I used large cherry tomatoes for this recipe. You want them to be small enough to eat in one bite, but also big enough to easily be able to stuff with the guacamole. Grape tomatoes could work, but they would have a hard time sitting up on their own because of their shape.
- Avocado – I used one medium sized avocado. If you can only find small ones, you may want to use two. Just make sure the avocados are perfectly ripe so they are easy to mash.
- Black Beans – I just used canned black beans, but homemade would work great too! Just make sure to drain them.
- Corn – I used canned corn but fresh corn off the cob would be great! You could even grill it if you wanted to get fancy 🙂
- Onion – Any kind of onion will work. I used red onion. Green onion would be great too!
- Jalapeno – You can use fresh or pickled jalapeños. Just add them to taste.
- Garlic – You can use whatever amount of garlic you like. I used one large clove and it was perfect for me! You could also use garlic powder instead of regular if you like.
- Cilantro – Fresh cilantro gives the guacamole a nice bright flavor. If you aren’t a fan of cilantro you can leave it out.
- Lime Juice – Fresh lime juice helps keep the guacamole green and fresh and adds great flavor.
- Spices – I like to season my guacamole with cumin, paprika and salt. Feel free to add extra spices if you like.
How To Make These Guacamole Stuffed Tomatoes
- Make the guacamole – Cut your avocados in half, remove the pit and then scoop the avocado fruit into a bowl. Use a fork to mash the avocado. For this guacamole recipe, I like to mash it pretty well, making sure not to leave any large chunks so that you can easily get it into the tomato. Next, add the corn, beans, onion, garlic, cilantro, jalapeño, lime juice, and spices and salt to taste.
- Prepare your tomatoes – Wash and dry your tomatoes and then use a sharp knife to cut off the very top of the tomato. Then use a pairing knife to carefully cut around the inside of the tomato, making sure not to pierce the bottom. Then, use your fingers, or a small spoon/teaspoon to scoop out the inside of the tomato. If you’re worried about the tomato being able to stand up straight, you can very carefully slice off the very bottom of the tomato so it has a flat surface.
- Stuff the tomatoes – Use a spoon, or you can add the guacamole to a piping bag, to fill each tomato with the guacamole mixture. Top with a little leave of cilantro and enjoy!
Recipe Frequently Asked Questions
- Can these guacamole stuffed tomatoes be made ahead of time? I wouldn’t recommend making these too far in advance. Guacamole is known to turn brown quickly so it’s best if these are enjoyed a short time after making them.
- How should I store leftover tomatoes? If you absolutely need to make them ahead of time, or if you have leftovers, the best way to store them is in a Tupperware or on a plate with a piece of plastic wrap pressed on top of the guacamole. As long as the plastic wrap is pressed to the avocado, that should keep it from browning.
- Can I leave out some of the ingredients if I don’t have/like them? Of course! You can customize the ingredients or the spices to what you like.
- Can I use pre-packaged guacamole instead of making my own? Yes!
Have a question that I didn’t answer? Ask me in the comment section below and I will get back to you ASAP!