Quinoa and Spinach Stuffed Tomatoes

Quinoa and Spinach Stuffed Tomatoes – Baked tomatoes stuffed with a quinoa-spinach mixture and topped with a variety of cheeses.
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First off, I would like to wish every Mommy a Happy Mother’s Day! I hope you have the best day ever!!! ♥

I also hope someone makes these Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes for you… Those who do make them will earn a bunch of brownie points for doing so. Buhlieve me! A roasted tomato filled with quinoa, sauteed spinach and topped with cheese… how good does that sound!?!

On a different note; you know how from time to time I talk about being on a diet? Well, this is one of those times. Sigh…

Quinoa, salads, and rice cakes have been my go to buddies for the past 2 hours. I mean weeks! I have also been extracising like a mad woman in my brand new Albion Fit workout clothing!

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My new jacket sucks up everything!!

My new Yoga Pants; I will not take them off! And they are gawdgeous?!

Speaking of swimwear…

Albion Fit Swimwear

This is the reason for my diet. Gorgeous doesn’t even begin to describe this swimsuit. I want!

Therefore, it is also the reason I have been stuffing my face with these Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes. Wish I had some right now!

Enough about the things I want.

BUT! Before you go, make sure you save or print this recipe – you will need it, want it, love it! Share it with MOM!

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Quinoa and Spinach Stuffed Tomatoes
 
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Baked tomatoes stuffed with a quinoa-spinach mixture and topped with a variety of cheeses.
Serves: Serves 8 to 10
Ingredients
  • 8 medium ripe tomatoes
  • salt, to taste
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 6 cups fresh spinach
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
  • salt, to taste
  • freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • parmesan cheese
  • shredded mozzarella cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Slice off ½ inch of the stem end of the tomatoes and hollow out the inside.
  3. Slice just a small section off of the bottom of the tomatoes so that they will sit flat on a baking sheet.
  4. Sprinkle salt in the hollow portion of each tomato and place hollow side up on a baking sheet.
  5. Set aside.
  6. Place water and quinoa in a saucepan.
  7. Bring to a boil; lower to a simmer, cover, and cook for 15 minutes.
  8. Heat oil in a frying pan and add spinach.
  9. Season with salt and pepper, and cook until just wilted.
  10. Mix in the garlic and parsley, cook for a minute longer, and remove from stove.
  11. Add cooked quinoa to spinach; mix well.
  12. Taste for salt and pepper.
  13. Evenly divide the filling among the tomatoes.
  14. Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes.
  15. Remove foil, sprinkle tops with parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese.
  16. Bake for an additional 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  17. Serve.

Comments

  1. says

    With all our gorgeous tomatoes at the farmers market, this recipe totally has my attention. I do love me some quinoa and spinach too, YUM! Hugs, Terra

  2. jacquie says

    love the idea of quinoa and spinach stuffed tomato. and what about using the same stuffing in squash when it is summer?

  3. says

    I hope you had one awesome Mother’s Day Kate! Love the recipe… very very delicious, and pictures as always make my mouth water. Awesome giveaway, now let’s talk about those models…i wish if I could pull the looks on my myself esp that first picture LOL! On the other note you don’t need to diet, you already have the gorgeous figure!

  4. says

    OMG, I would so love to purchase the “This So Meshed Suit” It is so stylish and gorgeous! And, yes — agreed with everyone — those tomatoes are delish looking and I love that they are VEGAN! :)

  5. says

    I should put myself on a few quinoa stuffed tomatoes only days. Though it´s our fall/winter so I have some extra time. Really gorgeous tomatoes btw, I like the cake pan you put them in! Very stylish, like your new yoga clothes.

  6. says

    Another fabulous and healthy recipe, Kate! Love including quinoa in my diet (vs. rice) as it is a great protein source (a complete protein, in fact) and balances all the other guilty pleasures, LOL! Albion Fit looks marvelous! Happy Mom’s Day! xo

  7. says

    I have a love-hate relationship with swimsuit season! No doubt I’d eat every one of these stuffed tomatoes and tilt the scale. :D

  8. Amy Lynn says

    This recipe is a great idea! I have some leftover quinoa and spinich and will try this out today! Thanks for the giveaway too~ I would get the optimum capris~ perf for summer workouts :)

  9. says

    This recipe is just the kind of thing I love! I will definitely be trying it, maybe today. I have kale in the fridge at the moment, not spinach, and I was wondering if that wouldn’t work too?

  10. says

    Looks like a great way to get ready for swimsuit season. I won’t feel like I’m dieting with this one. :)

    Happy Mother’s Day to you too. :)

  11. says

    Oh I can sympathize with the whole dieting to get into a cute swimsuit girl! My son has decided he wants a pool party for his birthday next month… AHHH!!! lol!

    This recipe looks delicious! I wonder if I can convince my family to make them for me… ;-)

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