February 23, 2011

A Healthy Recipe

This is not something I often do, but I am posting a recipe today so that I can attend a new healthy recipe Linky party at Gracious Southern Living.

Stuffed Baked Tomatoes from The South Beach Diet Quick and Easy Cookbook

Prep time: 10 minutes       Cook time: 10 minutes

“This warm, cheesy side dish pairs tomato and basil with mozzarella and Parmesan cheese - a match made in heaven if there ever was one! Serve it with grilled chicken, steak, or fish.”

4 plum tomatoes, halved length wise

3 ounces shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (1/2 cup)

1/4 cup roughly chopped fresh basil leaves

2 tablespoon freshly grated Parmesan cheese

1 garlic clove, minced

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Heat oven to 400 degrees

Scoop out the inside of each tomato half with a melon baller and roughly chop the scooped pulp.  Combine tomato pulp, mozzarella, basil, Parmesan, garlic, and a pinch of salt and pepper.

Place tomatoes, cut side up, on a baking sheet,  Spoon in tomato mixture and bake until cheese is melted and lightly browned, about 10 minutes.  Serve warm.

Makes 4 servings

Nutrition per serving: 90 calories, 5 gr fat,  3 gr saturated fat,  7 gr protein,  4 gr carbohydrate,  0g dietary fiber,  230 mg sodium

This I really easy to prepare.  It was a great side to grilled Salmon. If you are a tomato lover like I am, you should try this.



  1. Rhonda,

    This sounds heavenly. A nice taste of summer! :-)


  2. Rhonda, thanks so much for joining in my party and linking back to me...I hope my party picks up every week...maybe I should have had a better title?!

    This sounds so good, I'm sure going to give it a try.


  3. Oh Rhonda, this sounds delish... thanks for sharing!!!
    hugs~~~ Daphne

  4. This really sounds great...Mr.CC and I need to give it a try...hope to join the party next week.



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