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Stuffed tomatoes

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Vegan Diet

    Diet based on vegetables, legumes and green leaves. It excludes foods such as meat, fish, mollusks, dairy products, eggs, honey and their by-products.

  • Gluten Free Diet

    Excludes foods containing gluten, such as wheat, barley, rye and their by-products.

  • Dairy Free Diet

    Excludes foods such as milk, yoghurt, cheese and their by-products.

  • Egg Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to this food.

  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.

  • Low in Sugars Diet

    Limits all sources of added sugars and encourages the reduction of high-carbohydrate (high glycemic index) foods. A claim that a food can be classified as LS can be made when it contains less than 5 gr of sugars per 100 gr of solid food or 2.5 gr of sugars per 100 ml of liquid food.

Stuffed tomatoes

Method

  • Wash the tomatoes and with a sharp knife, cut a lid from the bottom side, not from the stem. It’s better to cut this side as it can hold more stuffing.
  • With a spoon, carefully scoop out the flesh of the tomatoes. Try not to pierce the skin as the stuffing will fall out during baking.
  • Put the flesh of the tomatoes into a bowl and finely chop the pieces that may be bigger. 
  • Put the tomatoes in the baking pan, stem side down.
  • Season the tomatoes with salt and pepper and drizzle them with half of the olive oil. 
  • Preheat the oven to 180ο C (350ο F) set to fan. 
  • Finely chop the onion.
  • Heat the remaining olive oil in a pot over medium heat. 
  • Sauté the onion for 2-3 minutes until it softens. 
  • Add and sauté the rice for 1 more minute.
  • Add the tomato flesh so to deglaze the pot.
  • Stir with a serving spoon and add the water, the garlic, salt, and pepper. 
  • Simmer for 5 minutes until the rice softens and absorbs the water.
  • Remove the pot from the heat and add the mint.
  • Mix the stuffing with a spoon and divide it among the tomatoes.
  • If you have any leftover stuffing, do not discard it, pour it also into the pan.
  • Cover the baking pan with aluminum foil. 
  • Bake in the oven for 1 hour until the tomatoes are tender. 
  • Remove the aluminum foil and bake for 15 more minutes until the stuffed tomatoes are nicely golden.
  • Remove the baking pan from the oven and serve with feta cheese, bread slices, and sprinkle with mint leaves.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

206
Calories (kcal)
10 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

8.3
Total Fat (g)
12 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

1.2
Saturated Fat (g)
6 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

27.0
Total Carbs (g)
10 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

6.2
Sugars (g)
7 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

3.0
Protein (g)
6 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

3.0
Fibre (g)
12 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

1.2
Sodium (g)
20 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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