Parmesan and spinach Tomatoes

Parmesan and spinach Tomatoes
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 71.9
  • Total Fat: 1.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 3.9 mg
  • Sodium: 156.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 9.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.7 g
  • Protein: 4.4 g

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Introduction

Take advantage of those delicious, vine-ripe tomatoes that are at farmers' markets and vegetable stands everywhere! Take advantage of those delicious, vine-ripe tomatoes that are at farmers' markets and vegetable stands everywhere!
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    2 large tomatoes (about the size of a tennis ball)
    1Tb very finely chopped onion
    2 cloves minced garlic
    1/2 c frozen chopped spinach
    several fresh basil leaves, chopped
    4 Tb shredded Parmesan cheese
    4 Tb fine breadcrumbs
    Non stick cooking spray

Directions

First, prep the tomatoes. Cut them in half, right through the "equator", between the stem and blossom ends. Over a bowl, gently squeeze out most of the seeds and juice, keeping as much flesh as possible inside the tomato. On a plate covered with a few paper towels, invert the tomato halves to drain while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.

In a small pan, place onions and a few tablespoons of water and simmer until onions soften, about 3 minutes. Add minced garlic and simmer another 2 minutes, adding a bit more water if necessary. Add the frozen chopped spinach and simmer over medium-high heat until nearly all the liquid has evaporated. Remove from heat and stir in the chopped basil.

Heat oven to 450.

Line a baking pan or rimmed baking sheet (to catch any juicy run-off) with foil, and spray with non stick cooking spray.

Top each tomato with 1/4 of the spinach mixture, tucking into crevices. Top each with 1Tb of shredded Parmesan, and finally 1 Tb of bread crumbs. Spray the bread crumb topping with cooking spray.

Cook at 450 for 8-10 minutes. Check frequently as the tops can brown quickly!

Serving Size: serves four, a half tomato per serving

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