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Bacon Endive Tomato Bites

Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
Hands-on time 10 mins
Total time 10 mins
Yield

Serves 4 (serving size: 4 stuffed endive leaves)

Multicolored grape tomatoes shine in these little bites. Prepare this appetizer when the tomatoes are at their ripest, sweetest, and juiciest. This starter makes for a bright and fresh starter that is bursting with flavor and color. On the light side, this appetizer will ensure that you and your guests don't get too full before the main course.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sliced multicolored grape tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh chives
  • 2 teaspoons champagne vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 16 Belgian endive leaves (about 2 heads)
  • 2 center-cut bacon slices, cooked and crumbled

Nutrition Information

  • calories 38
  • fat 2.2 g
  • satfat 0.7 g
  • monofat 0.8 g
  • polyfat 0.1 g
  • protein 1.7 g
  • carbohydrate 3.6 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • cholesterol 4 mg
  • iron 0.2 mg
  • sodium 144 mg
  • calcium 16 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 7 ingredients in a medium bowl. Spoon 1 tablespoon tomato mixture in center of each endive leaf; sprinkle evenly with bacon.