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Caprese style stuffed tomatoes

Caprese style stuffed tomatoes


Inspired by a classic salad, these tomatoes stuffed with mozzarella and pesto make a tasty starter or sharing dish.

  • Feeds 8 Feeds 8
  • Ready in 30 minutes

Each serving contains

  • Energy
    1160kj 278kcal
  • Fat
    Med 25%
  • Saturates
    Med 27%
  • Sugar
    Low 4%
  • Salt
    Med 11%

% of adult’s reference intake | Carbohydrates per serving : 20g


  • 8 large tomatoes
  • 2 x 125g balls Co-op mozzarella, each cut into 12 slices
  • 25g pack basil
  • 100g tub Co-op Irresistible pesto alla genovese
  • 2 tbsp Co-op olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Co-op balsamic vinegar of Modena


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/Gas 6. Slice the tomatoes into 3, without cutting all the way through.
  2. Put on a lined baking tray and stuff with the mozzarella slices, plus the basil leaves. Spoon 1 tsp pesto over each, season and drizzle with a little olive oil. Bake for 20-25 mins, until lightly golden.
  3. Meanwhile, mix together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar and remaining pesto to make a dressing, then season. Drizzle over the tomatoes to serve.

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