Bloody Mary Tomatoes 4th of July Appetizer

One thing that’s great about making appetizers is that most of the time, they can be really easy to make, but also tasty at the same time!

Here’s an easy way to take an ordinary cherry tomato, and turn it into a bite of pure deliciousness!

I’ve written about Trader Joe’s Corn Chili salsa many times on my blog, but here’s a fun recipe to make for the 4th of July.

You can put it out on a big platter, or you can make individual bites, with just one tomato!

– Goat Cheese
– Trader Joe’s Corn Chili salsa
– Bloody Mary Roasted Tomatoes
– Crackers or chips
– Salami

They are tasty little bites of goodness.

What’s your favorite way to roast a tomato?


Recipe: Bloody Mary Roasted Tomatoes

Summary: Recipe from Rachael Ray May 2012 Magazine


  • 2 cups grape tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp. EVOO
  • 2 tsp. worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. celery salt
  • Hot sauce, such as Tabasco, for seasoning


  1. Preheat the oven to 425. In a medium cast-iron skillet, toss the tomatoes with the EVOO, worcestershire and celery salt.
  2. Bake until the tomatoes pop and split, about 20-25 minutes.
  3. Transfer to a bowl with the pan juices and let cool, about 25 minutes.
  4. Season the tomatoes with a dash or two of the hot sauce. Using a potato masher, coarsely smash half of the tomatoes; leave the rest whole.

Preparation time: 5 minute(s)

Cooking time: 25 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 4


11 comments on “Bloody Mary Tomatoes 4th of July Appetizer”

  1. I like to roast big tomatoes by peeling and removing the seeds. Just chop and add a little olive oil, garlic and basil toast for a couple of hours and then serve over pasta. I like that you use the little tomatoes as an appetizer. Although I thought there might be a little vodka involved:-)

  2. I like to roast my tomatoes with some VOO and balsamic vinegar. I love making little kabobs with cherry tomatoes, bocconini mozzerella and fresh basil leaves grilled just for a couple of minutes then drizzled with balsamic and VOO – always a hit on a summer evening.

  3. What a cool way to serve tomatoes Sandy!! I love the flavor of bloody Mary’s, these are awesome!

  4. These are beyond stunning Sandy! So brilliant.

  5. I can’t wait for my tomato plants to start producing, this is simply gorgeous!

  6. These tomatoes look incredible. They’d be great on a salad! Can’t wait to try ’em!

  7. I wish that you would post this recipe on

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