Lentil Stuffed Tomatoes

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These tomatoes, stuffed with lentils and oven baked, make a great entree.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings

Ingredients

  • ½ cup uncooked white rice

  • ½ cup red lentils

  • 1 cup boiling water

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint

  • 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 saute pan. Add onion, and saute 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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

175 Calories
7g Fat
24g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 175
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 29mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 21mg 103%
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 499mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.