Make vegetarian stuffed tomatoes with a simple pesto and bread crumb stuffing mixture. Use a homemade vegan pesto recipe
to make these easy stuffed tomatoes vegan as well as vegetarian. These could be either a light and healthy vegetarian main dish or a vegan appetizer
or hors d' oeuvres. Recipe and photo courtesy of Ben C.
- water for blanching
- 1 large tomato
- 1/4 cup vegan pesto
- 1/4 cup breadcrumbs + 2 tsp
- olive oil
Bring water to a boil in a small pot. Prepare a separate small bowl of ice water. Gently add tomato to boiling water for just one minute, then remove and transfer to ice water to stop the cooking process.
Remove from ice water after another minute, and remove skins. Slice tomato in half.
Combine vegan pesto with 1/4 cup breadcrumbs, then pile on top of each tomato half.
Sprinkle extra 2 teaspoons of breadcrumbs on top, and lightly drizzle with a bit of olive oil.
Broil in oven for 3-4 minutes, or until breadcrumb topping is just lightly browned.