Paleo Canapés – Cherry (Tomato) Bombs

Paleo Canapés

We’re heading into the festive season soon (yes, already!) and with it comes the risk of dietary blowouts. There’s no need to reach for the cheese platter, bread or potato chips at your next gathering – just whip up some fast, healthy paleo canapés! Your health conscious friends will appreciate it too.

For this recipe I used the slightly larger, truss-type of cherry tomatoes. But if these aren’t available just select the biggest, reddest, juiciest cherry tomatoes you can find.

Photography credit: Wanda Chin from Wandertrail

paleo canapés



2 punnets cherry tomatoes
1 cup raw macadamias
1 dessertspoon nutritional yeast
1 tbsp lemon juice
Pinch salt
2 tbsp chives, chopped finely
2 tbsp parsley, chopped finely
2 tbsp black olives, seeds removed and chopped finely
2 tbsp sun dried tomatoes, drained and chopped finely*


Slice the lids off your cherry tomatoes and scoop out the seeds with a teaspoon.

In a food processor, whizz together the macadamias, nutritional yeast, lemon juice and salt and process until smooth.

Stir through the chives, parsley, olives and sundried tomatoes.

Using your teaspoon (or a piping bag if you’re a bit fancy!), fill the hollow tomatoes and serve.

Makes 20-30 canapés, depending on the size of your tomatoes.

*When buying sun-dried tomatoes, try to avoid the ones with added canola oil. Instead, look for sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil, or buy dried ones at your local bulk food or health food store and rehydrate in water.
Jules Galloway

Jules Galloway is a naturopath, freelance writer and one half of Paleo Health Retreats, living just 10 minutes from Byron Bay. It’s her mission to bust through old nutrition myths and teach a fresh approach to choosing the right foods. When she’s not in the kitchen experimenting with raw desserts or blogging her heart out, she can be found riding 1-2 foot waves on her longboard, doing the famous lighthouse walk, attempting to turn herself upside down in yoga class, or just hanging out with her husband and their two elderly rescue labradors. You can find her yummy recipes at, and while you’re at it, follow her on Facebook and check out her new project at

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