Tomato Birdnests Recipe

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Submitted by merimeriqcontrary

Makes 1 serving



Tomatoes stuffed with lentils and peas Summer dish

Recipe Ingredients for Tomato Birdnests

2 tomatoes, medium
1 cup lentils
1/4 cup peas, boiled, drained
1 pinch of salt
1/2 tsp of ginger
1 pinch of pepper
1/2 tsp balsamic vinegar
1 clove of garlic, crushed
1 tsp lemon zest

Recipe Directions for Tomato Birdnests

  1. Halve the tomatoes then seed them and save the seeds and middle in a cup.

  2. Add a little salt to the seeds and juice.

  3. Boil the lentils (make sure they are not too mushy) and the peas, then drain them.

  4. Put the lentils in a separate bowl and mix them with the ginger first, then add the pepper and the garlic or garlic powder.

  5. Add the lemon zest to the mix.

  6. Add the lemon juice and seeds to the bowl.

  7. Mix thoroughly and taste. Add other condiments such as basil or parsley if you like.

  8. Stuff the tomato halves with the lentils, then decorate them with the peas on top, as if they were birds nests full of eggs.

  9. Well, red nests stuffed with green eggs, anyway!

  10. Hearty appetite.

Categories

Beans, Main Dish, Boil, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 491.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
313
Calories from Fat
14
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
1.5g
2%
Saturated Fat
0.2g
1%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
174mg
7%
Potassium
1435mg
41%
Total Carbohydrates
56.9g
19%
Dietary Fiber
20.8g
83%
Sugars
12.3g
Protein
22.3g
Vitamin A 47% Vitamin C 87%
Calcium 8% Iron 44%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
95% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Very low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Very high in dietary fiber
  • High in iron
  • High in manganese
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in potassium
  • High in thiamin
  • High in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin C
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