Bacon Endive Tomato Bites

Bacon Endive Tomato BitesRecipe
Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr

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.


Serves 4 (serving size: 4 stuffed endive leaves)

Total time: 10 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 10 Minutes
Total: 10 Minutes

Nutritional 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


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


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