Creamy Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes

Creamy Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes | The Baking Beauties

These tomatoes are stuffed with the super healthy, gluten-free, grain-like seed called quinoa. Most of the flavour comes from using the Garlic and Herb flavoured cream cheese. Super simple to make, yet impressive looking and most importantly, delicious! This dish goes great with steak, chicken, or fish.



Creamy Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes
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Serves: 6
 
Super simple to make, yet impressive looking and most importantly, delicious! This dish goes great with steak, chicken, or fish.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup quinoa (rinsed & drained if not pre-rinsed)
  • 2 cup gluten-free chicken or vegetable stock
  • 2 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 6 medium tomatoes, tops removed and hollowed out
  • 2/3 cup Herb & Garlic Cream Cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
Instructions
  1. In a medium size sauce pan, combine quinoa, chicken stock, and dried minced onion.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Once boiling, turn heat down to low and simmer quinoa for about 20 minutes, or until all the liquid is absorbed.
  3. While the quinoa is cooking, using a sharp knife, carefully remove the tops from your tomatoes. With a small spoon, scrape out the inside of the tomato, making sure to leave the outside of the tomato intact.
  4. Lightly season the inside of the tomato with salt & pepper, and place tomato, upside down, on a baking sheet lined with a cooling rack, or paper towels. This will allow excess moisture to run out of the tomatoes until they are ready to stuff.
  5. Once the quinoa is fully cooked, remove from heat and stir in fresh chopped parsley, and Herb and Garlic tub Cream Cheese. Stir to combine.
  6. Spoon quinoa/cream cheese mixture into the hollowed out tomatoes, and place in oven-safe baking dish. If you like, you can place the top of the tomato, that you removed before hollowing the tomato, on top of the quinoa/cream cheese mixture.
  7. Bake in preheated 375 degree F oven for 20 minutes.
  8. Garnish with a sprig of fresh parsley. Serve immediately.

 

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3 Responses to Creamy Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes

  1. Kim-Cook It Allergy Free April 27, 2011 at 12:33 pm #

    Okay, considering I have the dill, the parsley, the cucumbers, the onions, and the tomatoes all growing in my garden right now, I think I can go ahead and have no excuse to make BOTH of these dishes. They look amazing!! And your videos are just awesome (and so is your kitchen)! ;0)

  2. Jeanine - The Baking Beauties April 27, 2011 at 3:17 pm #

    @Kim-Cook It Allergy Free, Kim, thanks so much for the comment. Means a lot to me that you take time outta your crazy busy schedule to pop in here. :) Hope you have a fantastic weekend, know I'll be there with you in spirit! And BTW, totally jealous that you have your garden in already, here it's probably at least a month before we can put ours in.

  3. Michelle May 4, 2011 at 10:41 am #

    Brilliant and delicious idea! I made them last night and wished i had made more. Bravo!

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