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Stuffed Tomatoes

In Snacks, Uncategorized, Vegetables on May 20, 2010 at 12:00 pm
stuffed tomatoes

Believe it or not, this is actually quite healthy!

I’m trying to do new things, and cook things I normally wouldn’t think of. There are so many independent produce markets around here, full of so much beautiful produce, I want to start doing more with vegetables.

Tonight’s dinner was fantastic – stuffed tomatoes. I don’t know if you’ve ever thought of this before, but I never would have, and I’m so glad I found it. The tomatoes really shine in this dish, and the cheese makes it hearty enough to fill you up without weighing you down. A very warm, cozy dish. It even makes a nice appetizer!

Stuffed Tomatoes

Ingredients:

4 large tomatoes

3 cups soft bread crumbs – run a few slices of bread through the food processor.

2 cups shredded mozzarella

2 cloves garlic, pressed

1 tablespoon olive oil

salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375.

Halve the tomatoes, scoop out the insides, and reserve them in a bowl. Sprinkle the tomato halves with salt, and turn upside down on a paper towel to drain.

Chop the tomato insides, and mix with the bread crumbs, cheese, and garlic. Season the mixture with salt and pepper.

Brush the inside of a glass baking dish with the oil, and arrange the tomato halves inside. Spoon the mixture into each tomato, and sprinkle with olive oil.

Bake for 20-30 minutes, until top is golden brown.

I served mine with linguine tossed with chickpeas and spinach, but you can do it however you’d like. Some nice, crusty, artisan bread would be lovely.

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