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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.