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    Mediterranean Stuffed Tomatoes

    Mediterranean Stuffed Tomatoes. Photo by ~Leslie~

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    35 mins

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    MarieRynr's Note:

    These stuffed tomatoes make an easy, yet elegant main dish or side dish. Served at room temperature it makes a nice dish for these hot summer days. Very easily put together with a very attractive presentation.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Brint the water to a boil in a large pot. Add the orzo, stir, lower the heat, cover, and simmer for about 7 minutes, stirring as needed.
    2. 2
      While the orzo cooks, combine the basil leaves, garlic, pistachios and parmesan in a food processor. Whirl until well chopped.
    3. 3
      Add the olive oil through the hopper in a thin stream to make a smooth paste, stopping to scrape down the sides a couple of times as needed.
    4. 4
      Season to taste with salt and pepper.
    5. 5
      Drain the orzo. Toss it lightly with the teaspoon of olive oil and let cool to room temperature.
    6. 6
      With a sharp serrated knife, cut a slice about 2 inched across in the top of each tomato and remove the core. Scoop out the pulp with a small spoon or melon baller, leaving a 1/2 inch thick shell.
    7. 7
      Lightly sprinkle the insides of the tomatoes with salt and pepper.
    8. 8
      Mix the cooled orzo with the Pesto and feta cheese cubes. Taste for seasoning and adjust as necessary.
    9. 9
      Stuff each tomato with about a cup of the filling.
    10. 10
      Sprinkle the tops with the olives and garnish with the chopped basil.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 31, 2011

      55

      Delicious recipe! I love orzo pasta and stuffed tomatoes -- the orzo really gave the stuffing substance. I did not use as much basil as the recipe called for and I used crumbled feta vs. cubes. This dish would be a great luncheon item; however, it makes a great side dish as well. Thanks for the post!

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    • on August 06, 2005

      55

      Added ground cooked lamb, also used pine nuts rather than pistachios. Very wonderful summer meal! Thanks!!

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    • on August 06, 2005

      55

      WOW! Easy and wonderful. I toasted pine nuts and replaced them for the pistachios. I mixed in some pine nuts with the orzo just before serving so they remained crunchy. Hubby ADORED this dish as did I.

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    Nutritional Facts for Mediterranean Stuffed Tomatoes

    Serving Size: 1 (594 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 378.2
     
    Calories from Fat 166
    44%
    Total Fat 18.5 g
    28%
    Saturated Fat 4.6 g
    23%
    Cholesterol 14.7 mg
    4%
    Sodium 324.5 mg
    13%
    Total Carbohydrate 41.8 g
    13%
    Dietary Fiber 4.6 g
    18%
    Sugars 6.7 g
    27%
    Protein 13.0 g
    26%

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