Couscous-stuffed beef tomatoes

Couscous-stuffed beef tomatoes

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Save on the washing up with this all-in-one veggie supper

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition:

  • kcal285
  • fat15g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs34g
  • sugars14g
  • fibre2g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.04g
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Ingredients

  • 150g couscous

    Couscous

    koos-koos

    Consisting of many tiny granules made from steamed and dried durum wheat, couscous has become a…

  • 4 beef tomato
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 4 spring onion, roughly sliced

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 1 bunch coriander, roughly chopped
  • 1 bunch mint, roughly chopped

    Mint

    mi-nt

    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

  • 1 lemon, juice only

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 50g toasted pine nut
  • 50g sultana
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Put couscous in a heatproof bowl, then pour over 175ml/6fl oz boiling water. Cover and leave for 5 mins. Cut each tomato across about a third of the way down and scoop out the inside with a teaspoon, keeping the tomato intact. Place the tomato bits in a bowl. Scoop out the lid, discarding the core, then reserve the lid. Add garlic, paprika and couscous to the bowl of tomato bits. Leave for 1 min then mix with a fork.

  2. Put the spring onions, coriander and mint in a bowl, then add the lemon juice, pine nuts, sultanas, olive oil and seasoning. Mix well. Add to the couscous and stir until combined.

  3. Using a spoon, fill the tomato cases with the couscous mix. Top with the lids, place in a roasting tray, drizzle with a little olive oil and bake for 20 mins until soft.

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Comments (2)

forestnuter's picture
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The couscous recipe was gorgeous however I preferred using peppers to stuff it in.

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