Party Panache, Tomato Canapés with Bacon Chive Aioli

Are you dreaming of warmer weather and juicy red ripe summer tomatoes?

tomatoes in a black and white bowl

Even in the winter months, you can satisfy your fresh tomato cravings with these savory canapés topped with grape tomatoes

bacon and tomato canapes

I have been making versions of these canapés for a long time, and people always, always, rave

tomato canapés with bacon chive aioli 1

And there is never any left,  e v e r,  not even a single crumb…


Probably because there’s bacon involved   🐷


So here’s the dealio, toast thin white or wheat bread and cut into cute little squares


Mix chives and bacon with just enough mayonnaise* to bind together

*Use bleu cheese or ranch salad dressing if you prefer

bacon & chives

Season with a little freshly ground black pepper

bacon chive aioli

Mix it up,  spread it on, and top with sliced cherry tomato halves

tomato sandwiches

Crazy easy, crazy good!


Perfect for any gathering, make a lot, they will disappear quickly!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 24


  • 6 slices thin bread like Pepperidge Farm thin white
  • 6 slices bacon cooked
  • 2 green onion tops
  • 1/2 cup good mayonnaise or salad dressing
  • 12 grape tomatoes
  • black pepper


  • Lightly toast bread. Cut each slice into 4 squares*. Chop green onion tops and bacon. Combine with just enough mayonnaise to bind. Season with pepper.
  • Cut ends off tomatoes and slice. Spread bacon mixture on toast squares and top with tomato slices. You can make these several hours ahead and refrigerate. Make a lot, they will go fast!


*If you want to get fancy, cut bread into shapes or circles with a cookie or biscuit cutter
Keyword Bacon & tomato sandwiches, bacon aioli, Christmas appetizer, party appetizer, tea sandwich, tomato canapes
tomato canapes with bacon chive aioli

Great for parties, and for your Valentine~  🏈   💘


See how to make a cherry tomato heart here

tomato heart


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18 Responses to “Party Panache, Tomato Canapés with Bacon Chive Aioli”
  1. Yum! Those look wonderful! I use a similar filling in endive for an appetizer. Love those grape tomato hearts!

  2. Emily says:

    Jenna, this recipe is printing as we speak and saved! I love how delicious these canapés have to be and so pretty. Love those tomato hearts. Your tomato painting is so pretty.
    Have a great weekend.

  3. lulu says:

    I can see why there are none left. They are just too tempting and I’m sure the bites aren’t disappointing.

  4. Mary says:

    Jenna, We love to graze with small bites so we can have more variety. Your tomato canapes look delicious and I love your tomato heart! ♥

  5. Carlee says:

    Yummy! These look delicious and would be perfect for our BBQs this summer too!

  6. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Jenna,
    Thank you so much for sharing with us for our 5th Anniversary of Full Plate Thursday! Hope you have a fantastic week and hope to see you again real soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. Sandra Garth says:

    Warmer days, ripe sunny tomatoes, opening the windows and flip flops! Will definitely be making these and thanks for linking up with us at Celebrate Your Story!

  8. JESS44903 says:

    Oh my gosh…this sounds amazing! YUMMY!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  9. I think they look delicious and would also work for an Afternoon Tea Tray!

  10. April Tuell says:

    Yum, this looks crazy good. PINing this for future use, when I start picking fresh tomatoes from my garden.

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