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Quinoa and Spinach Stuffed Tomatoes

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Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Quinoa and Spinach Stuffed Tomatoes are a quick and healthy lunch idea that is so easy to make. These tomatoes are stuffed with a delicious quinoa-spinach mixture and topped with a variety of cheeses.
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 Serves 8 to 10
Calories: 116
Author: Katerina | Diethood

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 

  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Slice off 1/2 inch of the stem end of the tomatoes and hollow out the inside.
  • Slice just a small section off of the bottom of the tomatoes so that they will sit flat on a baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle salt in the hollow portion of each tomato and place hollow side up on a baking sheet.
  • Set aside.
  • Place water and quinoa in a saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil; lower to a simmer, cover, and cook for 15 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan and add spinach.
  • Season with salt and pepper, and cook until just wilted.
  • Mix in the garlic and parsley, cook for a minute longer, and remove from stove.
  • Add cooked quinoa to spinach; mix well.
  • Taste for salt and pepper.
  • Evenly divide the filling among the tomatoes.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove foil, sprinkle tops with parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake for an additional 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  • Serve.
Nutrition Facts
Quinoa and Spinach Stuffed Tomatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 116 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 28mg1%
Potassium 541mg15%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 3134IU63%
Vitamin C 24mg29%
Calcium 48mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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