Saturday, September 25, 2010

Tomatoes Stuffed with White Beans

stuffed tomatoes 1 (1 of 1)

This is such a simple, 5-minutes-and-you're-done type recipe. But I really loved it. Probably because I love anything having to do with balsamic, tomatoes and basil. It's also a really perfect lunch to pack, if you just wrap the stuffed tomatoes in, say, foil, so they don't spill everywhere. Plus, it's a good way to celebrate the last of the season. Enjoy!

stuffed tomatoes 2 (1 of 1)

Tomatoes Stuffed with White Beans
Original recipe

4 large tomatoes
Small handful of chopped parsley
Small handful of chopped basil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon capers (I keep mine unrinsed, but you can rinse if you want)
1 large clove garlic (it's going to stay raw, so don't go overboard)
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 15 oz can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed

Slice the tops off each of the tomatoes and use a spoon (I use a grapefruit spoon) to dig out the core and seeds. If the core isn't too tough, chop it up and put it, along with the rest of the tomato guts, in a medium bowl. Set the tomato 'shells' aside.

Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl and toss until everything is coated. Spoon the filling into the tomato shells. There is will extra filling, which you can serve on the side.

4 comments:

Sam said...

This is a great idea, I love the combination of tomatoes basil and balsamic too.

Sasha said...

Wow, I would never think of a recipe like this. Looks delicious. Good job : )

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ruairi said...

Tomaters are strong and still just about in season, so i could imagine them holding their shape really well.. i always love your photos :-)

Eliana said...

Love when a few simple ingredients come together to form something great. This looks super delicious.