Baked Stuffed Tomatoes
- 2 large organic tomatoes
- 1 cup organic spinach
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon butter
- 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
- 1/4 cup italian bread crumbs
- 1/4 teaspoon oregano
- 1 tablespoon shredded parmesan cheese
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Add butter to medium skillet and warm over medium heat.
- Add spinach and garlic and saute until spinach is wilted.
- Combine warmed spinach, bread crumbs and oregano in a medium bowl and mix well (the moisture from the spinach should act as a bonding agent with the bread crumbs). Set aside.
- Slice tomatoes in half (crosswise) and scoop out the pulp and seeds.
- Add 1/2 teaspoon olive oil in the same skillet used to saute spinach and warm over medium heat.
- Place tomatoes, cut side down, into the skillet and "fry" for 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a baking dish.
- Top each tomato with an equal amount of the spinach/bread crumb mixture.
- Drizzle remaining 1/2 teaspoon olive oil over tomatoes and top with parmesan.
- Cook for 10 to 15 minutes.
Do you ever get tired of eating meat? My diet is based on mostly chicken and turkey with fish from time-to-time. Every few months or so, though, I get tired of eating meat. Or maybe it is that I get bored eating the same thing time and time again. Regardless, I'm in my vegetarian-ish phase. My husband wanted stuffed bell peppers tonight but it just didn't sound good. I made the fam stuffed bell peppers as requested but decided to do something different for myself. Luckily I have a few recipes socked away for when I get in a meat funk. I went through my various cookbooks and couldn't decide on anything, so I took a few different recipes and combined them into one to create an easy, yummy dish that satisfies me without the need for meat. I offered the hubs and my daughter (the two food critics in the house) a taste and got two thumbs up. My husband said they tasted like pizza (it's the oregano) and my daughter said they were "yummy." As for me, as a former tomato-hater, I thought they were a light, delicious dinner perfect for any meat funk. The one thing I wish I had done differently is added quinoa. The next time I make them I will definitely add it and would recommend for any of you to do the same (and let me know how it turns out!).