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Couscous-Filled Heirloom Tomatoes

Couscous-Filled Heirloom Tomatoes
Whole Foods Market

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.

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.

Nutritional Facts
Servings4
Calories Per Serving333
Total Fat3g5%
Sugar7gN/A
Saturated0.3g1.6%
Protein14g28%
Carbs63g21%
Vitamin A54µg6%
Vitamin B60.3mg13.6%
Vitamin C18mg29%
Vitamin E1mg4.9%
Vitamin K14µg17%
Calcium71mg7%
Fiber10g42%
Folate (food)71µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)71µg18%
Iron2mg11%
Magnesium59mg15%
Monounsaturated0.6gN/A
Niacin (B3)2mg12%
Phosphorus189mg27%
Polyunsaturated1gN/A
Potassium484mg14%
Sodium527mg22%
Thiamin (B1)0.1mg9.5%
Zinc1mg8%