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Pesto-Stuffed Tomatoes

Pesto-Stuffed Tomatoes
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 4

Juicy, ripe red tomatoes? Here's a delicious way to enjoy them as well as aromatic fresh basil. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

4
medium tomatoes (1 1/4 to 1 1/2 pounds total)
2
tablespoons shredded fresh Parmesan cheese
2
tablespoons pine nuts
2
tablespoons chopped fresh or 2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
1 1/2
teaspoons olive or vegetable oil
1/2
teaspoon garlic salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
2
slices bread, torn into crumbs
1
tablespoon shredded fresh Parmesan cheese

Steps

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  • 1
    Cut 1/4-inch slice from stem end of each tomato; scoop out pulp. Discard seeds; chop pulp. Mix pulp, 2 tablespoons cheese, the nuts, basil, oil, garlic salt and pepper. Gently stir in bread crumbs. Fill tomatoes with mixture.
  • 2
    Place tomatoes in 4 small custard cups or arrange in circle in shallow round microwavable dish. Cover loosely with waxed paper.
  • 3
    Microwave on High 3 to 4 minutes or until tender. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon cheese. Cover and let stand about 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Expert Tips

  • One-fourth cup prepared basil pesto can be used in place of the cheese, nuts, basil, olive oil, garlic salt and pepper.
  • If fresh tomatoes need to ripen, store them at room temperature in a brown paper bag or in a fruit-ripening bowl with other fruits. Standing in the sun to ripen will make them mushy.
  • The tomato is not a vegetable but a fruit — a berry, to be exact.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
120
Calories from Fat
55
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
0%
Saturated Fat
2g
0%
Cholesterol
5mg
0%
Sodium
290mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
13g
0%
Dietary Fiber
2g
0%
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 3 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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