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Tomatoes Stuffed with Bulgur and Pine Nuts Recipe

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Submitted by nirvrush

Makes 6 servings



Accompaniment: yogurt garlic sauce

Recipe Ingredients for Tomatoes Stuffed with Bulgur and Pine Nuts

6 large tomatoes (3 lb)
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons lentils (preferably French green lentils)
1 1/2 cups water
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup pine nuts
1 large onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup bulgur (preferably coarse)
1 lb Swiss chard or spinach, stems discarded and leaves thinly sliced (4 cups)
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup dried currants
1/3 cup chopped parsley
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Recipe Directions for Tomatoes Stuffed with Bulgur and Pine Nuts

  1. Cut off and discard top third of tomatoes and scoop out insides (leave shells intact for stuffing), transferring to a sieve set over a bowl to drain excess liquid.

  2. Sprinkle insides of tomato shells with 1/2 teaspoon salt and drain upside down on a rack set in a pan while preparing filling.

  3. Simmer lentils in 1 cup water in a small saucepan until just tender, 18 to 20 minutes. Drain in a sieve, then rinse under cold water and drain well.

  4. Toast pine nuts in nonstick skillet, stirring, until golden. Transfer with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain.

  5. Cook onion in oil remaining in pot over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until softened but not browned, 6 to 8 minutes. Add bulgur, chard, remaining 3/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper and cook, stirring, until greens are wilted, about 2 minutes. Add remaining cup water, then remove from heat and let stand, covered, until bulgur is tender, about 30 minutes.

  6. Stir in pine nuts, currants, parsley, dill, lemon juice, lentils, and salt and pepper to taste. Spoon filling into tomato shells.

  7. YOGURT GARLIC SAUCE

  8. 1 teaspoon chopped garlic

  9. 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

  10. 1 cup plain yogurt (preferably whole-milk)

  11. 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  12. Mash garlic to a paste with salt using a mortar and pestle (or mince and mash with a heavy knife). Stir together garlic paste, yogurt, and lemon juice.

Categories

Main Dish, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 398.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
277
Calories from Fat
157
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
17.5g
27%
Saturated Fat
1.9g
10%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
664mg
28%
Potassium
991mg
28%
Total Carbohydrates
27.6g
9%
Dietary Fiber
8.2g
33%
Sugars
8.1g
Protein
7.7g
Vitamin A 130% Vitamin C 98%
Calcium 10% Iron 22%
* 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
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • Very high in manganese
  • High in magnesium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
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