Couscous-Filled Heirloom Tomatoes

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Couscous-Filled Heirloom Tomatoes
Couscous-Filled Heirloom Tomatoes
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Couscous-Filled Heirloom Tomatoes

Choose striped or uniquely colored heirloom tomatoes for this light vegetarian entrée or side dish. Add a drained can of tuna or salmon to the couscous filling, if you like.

Click here to see 15 Tastiest Heirloom Tomato Recipes.

4
Servings
333
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 4 medium-sized heirloom tomatoes (about 1 1/2 pounds total), halved
  • 1 Cup whole-wheat couscous
  • 1 Tablespoon sherry vinegar
  • 2 Teaspoons chopped regular or lemon thyme
  • 1/2 Teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • One 15-ounce can no-salt-added chickpeas, drained and rinsed

Directions

Using a spoon, scoop out the middle of each tomato half, leaving ¼-inch flesh around the outside. Finely chop any large pieces and transfer to a large, nonreactive bowl, along with any accumulated juices. (Transfer the hollowed out tomato halves to a platter, cover, and set aside at room temperature.)

To the chopped tomato, add the couscous, vinegar, 1 teaspoon of the thyme, salt, and pepper. Stir well, cover and set aside at room temperature until the couscous is tender, about 1 hour.

Fluff the couscous mixture with a fork and then stir in the chickpeas. Spoon into the tomato halves, garnish with the remaining thyme, and serve.

Couscous Shopping Tip

Look for whole wheat couscous for a healthier alternative.

Couscous Cooking Tip

For added flavor, heat cous cous in chicken stock or saute some carrot and onion in butter before adding water.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
3g
5%
Sugar
7g
N/A
Saturated Fat
0.3g
1.6%
Protein
14g
28%
Carbs
63g
21%
Vitamin A
54µg
6%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
13.6%
Vitamin C
18mg
29%
Vitamin E
1mg
4.9%
Vitamin K
14µg
17%
Calcium
71mg
7%
Fiber
10g
42%
Folate (food)
71µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
71µg
18%
Iron
2mg
11%
Magnesium
59mg
15%
Monounsaturated
0.6g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
12%
Phosphorus
189mg
27%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
484mg
14%
Sodium
527mg
22%
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
9.5%
Zinc
1mg
8%

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