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I’m not sure if I selected the right title for these “Tomato Appetizer Plates” 🤔. I’m beginning to feel like flower, pinwheel, or spiral needs to be thrown in that title somewhere, but I’m not quite sure how to fit that in. I guess the title really isn’t that important, as long as I explain what’s going on here with these gorgeous summer appetizer plates!

Simple and elegant Tomato Appetizer Plates are the perfect touch when you are entertaining on a budget.

My point here is not to play with tomatoes and olives on a plate. Well, at least not the main point 😆. My main point is to prove that entertaining doesn’t have to be expensive or elaborate. What really matters to people is how you treat them when they visit your home. Am I right???

Simple and elegant Tomato Appetizer Plates are the perfect touch when you are entertaining on a budget.

Okay, a few snacks is a great idea obviously, but you shouldn’t feel like you have to have expensive food trays, or any such thing. All you need is a few snacks that say, “Welcome…now eat up, and enjoy.” My very simple (and very affordable) “Tomato Appetizer Plates” say just that.

Don’t they look like they took lots of prep & thought!?

Simple and elegant Tomato Appetizer Plates are the perfect touch when you are entertaining on a budget.

Well, the truth is out. I used anything I could find in my fridge that needed to be used up. Of course the tomatoes are the star because they are in season right now, but everything else was by chance.

For example, I had exactly 12 turkey pepperoni slices left in the fridge. Boom.

I had exactly 4 hard boiled eggs left in the fridge. Boom.

I had 3 string cheese sticks left in the fridge. Boom.

I had 3 pieces of ham left in the fridge. Do I have to say boom again?

Simple and elegant Tomato Appetizer Plates are the perfect touch when you are entertaining on a budget.

The best part (besides that they are LOW CARB/HEALTHY), is that you do not have to make your’s like mine. You could use fruit slices, bread slices, crackers, green olives, oh my the list goes on. The most important part of this is that you have fun with it.

Go ahead…play with your food. Not only am I giving you permission to play with your food, but decorate with it, too.

Simple and elegant Tomato Appetizer Plates are the perfect touch when you are entertaining on a budget.

Don’t forget some cute toothpicks so folk don’t use their fingers 😆.

Simple and elegant Tomato Appetizer Plates are the perfect touch when you are entertaining on a budget.

Before I go, I want to ask if you are you following my favorite blog friends Kristi from Chatfield Court & Jane from Cottage at the Crossroads? If not, keep scrolling to see their gorgeous TOMATO recipes for our tomato collaboration this month.

Simple and elegant Tomato Appetizer Plates are the perfect touch when you are entertaining on a budget.

Baked Tomatoes & Mozzarella

Roasted Cherry Tomato Tart

Appetizer Cube

Appetizer Tree

Charcuterie Board on a Budget

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6 Responses

  1. Barbara Warner says:

    Julie,
    Your appetizer plates and that cube are just beautiful. Almost too pretty to eat. What I really like about them is that you can make them “saucer size” for a few people, or dinner size plate for 10-12 people. The colors are so vibrant and inviting.
    Thanks for sharing. I appeciate your all-round talents!

  2. Jane says:

    Julie, I am starving right how and I sure wish I had one of these appetizer plates sitting in front of me! I’m off to the store to get some avocados and some cheese to put one of these together!

  3. Kaycee says:

    Hi Julie, Excusssse, my typoos my fingers are slipping because I am drooling over the keyboard!! I love tomatoes and these recipes are all looking sooooo goooood!

  4. They look so good and I love that they are easy. I’ll definitely give these a go on our next camping trip. With a glass of wine they will be perfect.

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