If you’re having a party in tomato season, you’ll want to try this Heirloom Tomato Salad in Frico Cups! It’s so tasty and makes a perfect bite size appetizer.

Frico is an Italian invention of parmesan cheese that been grated, baked and cooked. In this case we’re making mini-baskets out of them.

Beautiful Frico Cups made out of fresh parmesan cheese

We’ve suggested using heirloom cherry or grape tomatoes. They’re the small, multi-color tomatoes that are so yummy. Any other ripe tomatoes will do if you can’t find them.

You’ll need 20-25 minutes in total to prepare these cups. Plan to serve them with some cocktails or fruity wine!

Watch our video recipe to see how to make them:


This Heirloom Tomato Salad in Frico Cups is a delicious appetizer for your next party
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Heirloom Tomato Salad in Frico Cups (with Video)

A fabulous party appetizer that's delicious and healthy!
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 8 mins
Total Time: 23 mins
Servings: 12 servings


  • 1 pound cherry heirloom tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/3 cup roasted red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 tbsp capers
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced and zested
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups grated parmesan cheese
  • zest of 1 small lemon
  • 1/3 cup goat cheese, crumbled


  • Preheat oven to 375F degrees. Place a nonstick baking mat or parchment paper onto a baking sheet. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix together tomatoes, bell pepper, capers, parsley, olive oil, lemon juice &zest, salt & pepper.
  • Sprinkle parmesan into twelve 4-inch rounds about ¼-inch high. Bake for about 8 min or until lightly golden.
  • Remove from oven, remove rounds with a spatula and press into muffin pan to form cups; let cool for several minutes.
  • Remove cups to a cutting board or plate and fill with tomato mixture. Sprinkle on goat cheese. Serve & enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Heirloom Tomato Salad in Frico Cups (with Video)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 211 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 747mg31%
Potassium 105mg3%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 550IU11%
Vitamin C 10.7mg13%
Calcium 530mg53%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Author: Cindy
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