Stuffed Tomatoes
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Stuffed Tomatoes

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This Stuffed Tomatoes Recipe features a homemade pine nut pesto and Parmesan cheese for a robust mix of flavors. These tomatoes make a colorful side dish for any meal.

Stuffed Tomatoes

Ingredients

1 cup fresh basil leaves, tightly packed
2 cloves of garlic
3 Tbsp of pine nuts
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil, divided
3 Tbsp + 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese, grated and divided
1 tsp salt, divided
1/2 tsp pepper, divided
4 large plum tomatoes

Instructions

Chop basil, garlic and pine nuts in a food processor to a fine consistency.

Slowly add 1/4 cup of oil while blending to form a paste.

Add 3 Tbsp of Parmesan cheese, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp of pepper and pulse until just combined.

Remove and allow the pesto to sit for 15 minutes.

Slice tomatoes in half and remove seeds.

Brush the cut sides with oil and season with salt and pepper.

Grill tomatoes cut-side down over medium heat for about 8 minutes. The tomatoes should be soft and have slight grill marks.

Carefully remove from the grill and stuff each half with the pesto blend.

Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over each and serve.

Serves 8.

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Stuffed Tomatoes

This Stuffed Tomatoes Recipe features a homemade pine nut pesto and Parmesan cheese for a robust mix of flavors. These tomatoes make a colorful side dish for any meal.

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves tightly packed
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 3 Tbsp of pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil divided
  • 3 Tbsp + 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese grated and divided
  • 1 tsp salt divided
  • 1/2 tsp pepper divided
  • 4 large plum tomatoes

Instructions

Instructions

  • Chop basil, garlic and pine nuts in a food processor to a fine consistency.
  • Slowly add 1/4 cup of oil while blending to form a paste.
  • Add 3 Tbsp of Parmesan cheese, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp of pepper and pulse until just combined.
  • Remove and allow the pesto to sit for 15 minutes.
  • Slice tomatoes in half and remove seeds.
  • Brush the cut sides with oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • Grill tomatoes cut-side down over medium heat for about 8 minutes. The tomatoes should be soft and have slight grill marks.
  • Carefully remove from the grill and stuff each half with the pesto blend.
  • Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over each and serve.

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