Plump, juicy tomatoes are stuffed with cous cous, sun dried tomatoes, cheese, basil and mint. Then they 're baked. Need we say more? Makes four wonderful and quick stuffed tomatoes.
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 4 large tomatoes
- 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
- 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
- 1 cup couscous
- 1/4 cup shredded nonfat mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh mint leaves
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degree C).
Cut the fresh tomatoes crosswise in half and scoop out the pulp; set aside. Invert the tomato shells on paper towels to drain.
In a small saucepan, bring the broth and sun-dried tomatoes to a boil. Remove the saucepan from heat and stir in the couscous. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes.
Stir in the cheese, basil, mint and pepper. Then gently stir in the tomato pulp.
Place the tomato shells in an 11x7 inch baking dish. Spoon the couscous mixture into the shells, pressing the mixture firmly into the shells. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 25 to 30 minutes or until heated through.