Baked Greek Tomatoes

Wednesday, December 17th 2008, 3:12 pm
By: News 9


2 tomatoes, large, ripe, halved
1 slice whole wheat bread, crusts removed
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated
1 garlic clove, finely minced
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon oregano, dried
1/2 teaspoon basil, dried
1/2 teaspoon thyme, dried
salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Gently squeeze tomatoes or use a spoon to remove the seeds.
3. In a blender or food processor, make crumbs out of bread.
4. In a small bowl, combine bread crumbs, cheese, garlic, oil, oregano, basil, thyme, and salt and pepper to taste.
5. Spoon crumb mixture into each halved tomato.
6. Place tomato in a casserole dish; bake uncovered 25-30 minutes until tomatoes are soft, but not mushy, and topping is golden brown.

Makes 4 servings

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:

Calories: 60

Carbohydrates: 8 grams

Protein: 3 grams

Fat: 3 grams

Sodium: 75 mg

Fiber: 2 grams

Menu suggestion: Becky's Beef Brisket
baked Greek Tomatoes
tossed salad
dinner roll
small cup of low fat ice cream

*Serve Greek tomatoes with hummus and pita bread for a healthy snack.

*Save the scooped out tomato and seeds for soup or other casserole dishes.