Ladybugs Appetizer

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Be sure, you’ll impress all your family and friends with these cute ladybugs. And if you got kids, they will simply LOVE them. I know this because my two year old did too. A bit time consuming, but definitely worth it!


15 thin slices of a baguette
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup finely crumbled feta cheese
1 green onion
a couple romaine lettuce leaves
8 cherry tomatoes
8 large pitted black olives



Chop the onion very fine.


Mix together sour cream, feta cheese and onion.


In the oven, broil the baguette slices for a couple minutes – optional. Arrange on a large plate or platter.
Take about 1/2 tablespoon sour cream spread at a time and spread on each slice of bread.


Tear or cut the romaine lettuce leaves into pieces about the size of the baguette slices.


Place the lettuce pieces on top of the slices covered with the spread.


Cut the olives and tomatoes in half, lengthwise.


Cut the tomatoes from the bottom end to the middle, as pictured below.


Cut about a third of each olive, as pictured below. Set aside. They will be used to make the ladybugs heads.


Using a knife with a sharp pointy tip, make about 4 tiny holes into the tomatoes, 2 on each side. Cut small pieces from the remaining pieces of olives, and place them into the little tomato holes, as pictured below.


Using the same principle, make 2 tiny holes into the olives we will be using for the ladybugs’ heads. These will be the eyes. Fill them with small pieces of feta cheese. For the eyes you can also try to use tiny pieces of cream cheese. Just take a pointed knife and place the pieces on the ladybug’s “heads”.
Arrange the tomatoes on top of the lettuce leaves, then add the olive pieces in front, right next to them, as pictured below.


12 thoughts on “Ladybugs Appetizer

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  • April 7, 2012 at 11:32

    Trop jolies ces petites coccinelles !
    Merci pour l’idée ! 🙂

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  • June 13, 2012 at 16:11

    I love the ladybug appetizers!! Thanks for sharing.

  • June 28, 2012 at 21:30

    Thank you all for your nice comments. I am very glad you enjoy this recipe!

  • June 28, 2012 at 23:17

    love it
    very nice and creatively..
    thx for sharing

  • July 1, 2012 at 12:43

    You are welcome! 🙂

  • July 27, 2012 at 16:12

    Impressive!!! Kids love them 🙂

  • December 28, 2013 at 19:12

    They are cute, however very time consuming, i only made four before giving up. these are for all you super moms out there who want to impress people with cute appetizers, how how i wish i were one of those super moms but i am not so i will serve stuffed tomatoes with black olives and feta. and four lady bugs on the side.

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