Couscous and Basil Stuffed Tomato

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 235.1
  • Total Fat: 2.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 3.6 mg
  • Sodium: 109.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 45.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.2 g
  • Protein: 9.4 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Couscous and Basil Stuffed Tomato calories by ingredient


Great on the grill! Great on the grill!
Number of Servings: 1


    One large ripe tomato,
    2 Fresh Basil leaves, large
    1 cup plain couscous, uncooked
    1/4 cup water
    salt and pepper to taste


Cut off the top of the tomato and remove the inside of the tomato with a spoon.

Place the 2 fresh basil leaves in the bottom of the hollowed out tomato. Set aside.

In a separate bowl combine the uncooked couscous, water, and salt and pepper and stir.

Place the mixture inside the tomato.

Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top.

Cook on the grill over high heet for 10-15 minutes until the couscous has soaked up the water. (Note: depending on the size of the tomato, you may not need to use the entire cup, as the couscous will swell.)

If you are using an oven, place tomato in a baking dish in a 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes.

Makes one tomato

Number of Servings: 1

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SPROCKET4.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    The taste of this was great! They fell apart a little on the grill, so I'd recommend wrapping some foil around the base. Very easy side dish - 4/3/11

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    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I am really looking forward to trying this later on in the week. Do you know how well they keep and reheat? I'm thinking I'll make two and have one for lunch the next day. - 1/11/11

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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Making this tonight for dinner with some sauteed summer squash as a side dish. Great idea and so simple! I'd add some cumin and sriracha for some spice. - 6/28/09