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Lentil Stuffed Tomatoes
Submitted by:  Sue
    

 

 
  Prep Time:   30 Minutes
Cook Time:  15 Minutes

 

"These tomatoes, stuffed with lentils and oven baked, make a great entree. "
 
Ingredients
1/2 cup uncooked white rice
1/2 cup red lentils
1 cup boiling water
2 tablespoons butter
1 onion, chopped
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves
 salt to taste
 ground black pepper to taste
8 medium tomatoes
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 clove crushed garlic
   
Directions
1  

Rinse rice and lentils in a strainer. Place in a small saucepan and stir in boiling water. Cover. Cook for 10 minutes over medium heat.

2  

Meanwhile, melt butter or margarine in a sauté pan. Add onion, and sauté until golden brown over medium low heat. Stir in lentil mixture and mint. Season generously with salt and pepper.

3  

Slice the tops off tomatoes, and reserve. Scoop out the middles, and reserve. Fill tomato shells with lentil mixture, and replace the tops. Stand in a baking dish.

4  

Chop reserved tomato middles, and place in a small bowl. Mix in oil and garlic. Pour around the stuffed tomatoes.

5  

Bake in a preheated 450 degree F (230 degree C) for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven, and serve.

 
 
Makes 8 servings

 

 
Nutrition at a glance
Servings Per Recipe: 8
amount
per serving
Calories 181
Protein 5g
Total Fat 7g
Sodium 37mg
Cholesterol 8mg
Carbohydrates 25g
Fiber -