Tomatoes Stuffed With Goat's Cheese

Total Time
30mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

A recipe from a French recipe site. Posted for ZWT 5.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 8 medium size tomatoes
  • 5 ounces fresh goat's cheese (fresh or semi-fresh)
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 8 leaves fresh basil (replace it with parsley if you can't find basil)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (plus a few drops)
  • salt & pepper

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400°F.
  2. - Cut off the top of each tomato and remove seeds; set aside the tops and pulp from the tomatoes. Chop the basil leaves (or parsley).
  3. - In a small bowl put the goat's cheese and crush it roughly with a fork; mix it with the breadcrumbs, egg, basil (or parsley), the tomato seeds, the 2 Tbs. olive oil and pepper, until well blended. Taste and adjust
  4. seasoning if needed.
  5. - Place the empty tomatoes in an oven-proof dish; pour a drop of olive oil and a bit of salt in the bottom of each. Stuff them with the cheese mixture and put the tops back on top. Bake in oven for 20 minutes.
  6. Serve on a bed of lettuce.
  7. Trick :You can make this stuffing with zucchinis as well; in this case, you will need to add a bit of milk in your stuffing to make it softer (the tomato seeds were doing that !).