Greek Stuffed Tomatoes





Introduction: Greek Stuffed Tomatoes

Enjoy this healthy, yummy, affordable dinner!

Step 1: Ingredients

4 medium to large tomatoes
3/4 Cup Feta Cheese
1 Teaspoon Cumin
1 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
1 Teaspoon Basil
1 Teaspoon Garlic
Rice or Rice Pilaf (I used a box of Near East Rice Pilaf)
1/2 Red Onion

*Some measurements may vary depending on tomato size.
*Adjust seasonings to your liking.

Step 2: Gut the Tomatoes

Preheat oven to 200 degrees

Gut The Tomatoes:
Slice off the tops of the tomatoes and carefully cut and scoop out the insides of the tomatoes. Set aside the tomato tops for baking.

Step 3: Purée Tomato Guts

Put the insides of the tomatoes in blender and purée until smooth and a light pink color.

Step 4: Dice Red Onion

Dice 1/2 of a Red Onion

Step 5: Prepare Rice or Rice Pilaf

You can use rice or rice pilaf. I choose Near East Rice Pilaf.
Prepare Rice Pilaf per instructions on the box.

Step 6: Seasonings

Mix together all seasonings.

Step 7: Prepare Onion Mixture

In a large skillet add 1 teaspoon of olive oil and heat.
Then add Red Onion and Seasonings.
Stir and Heat until onions are cooked through.

Step 8: Add Tomato Purée

Once onions are cooked add tomato purée and and stir while heating to a simmer.

Step 9: Add Rice Pilaf

Once onion mixture and tomato purée is simmering add Rice Pilaf and continue stirring until mixed through.

Step 10: Fill Tomatoes

Now take rice mixture and fill tomatoes half full and add feta cheese in top.
Then add more of the rice mixture along with more feta on top.

* Optional: Putt tomato tops back on tomatoes.

Step 11: Bake Tomatoes

Rub outside of tomatoes with olive oil and
place tomatoes in a casserole dish.
Bake in a preheated oven at 250 degrees for 20min.

*Time may vary on size of tomatoes

Step 12: Leftovers Already?

Freeze Left Over Rice Mixture for a quick and easy side dish for later in the week!

Step 13: Yum and Done!

Relax and enjoy all your hard work!



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    7 Discussions

    This is something I came up with. No I'm not Greek but I love embracing other cultures foods. Thanks for the Turkish note, I have recently been exposed to Turkish food and it was amazing!

    I'm Greek, my yaya(grandmother) makes these. If you want true authentic Greek food, follow me and I will try posting an instructables on how to make it because my grandmother has been making it for years, not just gotten it of the net.

    I believe the word you want in your title is "tomatoes".

    This looks SO yummy!! Trying it tomorrow!!

    In turkish cuisine we also stuff eggplants, bell papers, zucchinis etc.

    Are you even Greek?