Baked Tomatoes With Quinoa, Corn and Green Chilies

Total Time
2hrs 23mins
Prep 55 mins
Cook 1 hr 28 mins

This came from a Cooking Light magazine and we liked it a lot. It is excellent for somebody with diabetes (like me) because it only has 46.3 g of carbs and 8.8 g fiber as well as 13.4 g protein. I always look for recipes with loits of figer and low carbs. THis one is a little higher in carbs but since it has over4 5 g of fiber4 I can take away 2.5 g of carbs so it's not so badl It really tastes good too and my family likes it as well. I made a nice green salad to go with it.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Stir onion in a pan and sautee' until soft. Add corn and stir about a minute. Add green chilies and cook for another minute. Stir in Oregano, oil, lime juice, 1/4 tsp salt, cumin and black pepper.
  2. Cut tops off tomatoes, set aside.
  3. Carefully scoop out tomato pulp leaving shells intact.
  4. Drain pulp through a sieve over a bowl pressing with the back of a spoon to extract liquid.
  5. Reserve 1/1/4 cups liquid and discard remaining liquid.
  6. Sprinkle tomatoes with 1/2 tsp salt and invert them on a wire rack. Let stand 30 minutes.then dry insides with a paper towel.
  7. Place qkuinoa in a fine sieve and place sieve in a large bowl. AAACover quinoa with water. Using hands rub the grains together for 30 seconds. Rinse and drain. Repeat the procedure twice. Drain well.
  8. Combine reserved tomato liquid, quinoa, 1/4 cup water and the remaining sdalt in a medium pan and bring to a boil.
  9. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat and fluff with a fork.
  10. Add quinoa mixture to corn, onion and green chilies mixture Toss well.
  11. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  12. Spoon about 3/4 cup corn mixture into each tomato.
  13. Divide cheese evenly among tomatoes.
  14. Place tomatoes (and tops if desired) on a jelly roll pan.
  15. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.
  16. Remove from oven and pre-heat broiler.
  17. Broil tomatoes 1 1/2 minutes or until cheese melts.
  18. Placae tomato tops on and serve.