6/26/2013 | By Seniors Guide Staff

From Food Network

This stuffed tomatoes recipe makes for an excellent starter to any summertime cookout. A light and healthy starter that is full of flavor. This dish will be sure to bring in the crowds because it is the perfect grab-and-go cookout snack!

It is a light snack that offers a lot of flavor. It is low in calories, carbs, and fat. The red pepper flakes at a bit of heat to the dish and the cheese adds a strong flavor element as well. Make sure to make plenty of this stuffed tomatoes recipe for your cookout because I can guarantee you that guests will be coming back for more!

Stuffed Tomatoes Recipe

Yields 2 dozen

24 cherry tomatoes (preferably heirloom)

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling

1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Kosher salt

2 ounces feta cheese, cut into 24 small cubes (about 1/2 cup)

1 tablespoon black olive paste

Flaky sea salt

1/4 cup fresh mint, torn


Preheat the broiler. Slice off the top 1/4 inch of each tomato, then scoop out and discard some of the core using a melon baller or small spoon. Cut a thin sliver off the bottom of the tomatoes so they will sit flat. Put the tomatoes on a rimmed baking sheet and toss with the olive oil, red pepper flakes and 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, then stand them up and press a cube of feta about halfway inside each one. Broil until the cheese is browned and slightly soft, about 2 minutes.

Mix the olive paste with 1 tablespoon water and dot all over a serving plate. Arrange the broiled tomatoes on the plate; drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt. Scatter the mint on top. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Per serving (4 pieces per serving): Calories 88; Total Fat 8 grams; Saturated Fat 2 grams; Protein 2 grams; Total Carbohydrate 4 grams; Sugar: 2 grams; Fiber 1 gram; Cholesterol 8 milligrams; Sodium 391 milligrams

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