Couscous-Stuffed Tomatoes

Couscous-Stuffed Tomatoes

This delicious and healthy dish is a great complement to meat or fish. You can even just have it on its own.

What you need:

• 1 tbsp olive oil (divided)
• 8 pieces of beefsteak tomatoes (large)
• ½ tsp of ground cumin
• ½ c of almonds (sliced)
• 1 eggplant (small, diced into ½-inch pieces)
• Salt and pepper to taste
• 1 tsp of ground coriander
• 1 c of vegetable broth (low-sodium)
• A pinch of ground cinnamon
• 1 tsp of harissa paste
• ½ c of couscous
• ½ c of dried apricots (chopped)
• 2 tbsps of fresh mint (chopped)

How to make it:

  1. Hollow out the large tomatoes.
  2. Sprinkle a bit of salt over the insides of the prepares tomatoes.
  3. Place the tomatoes upside down on a platter and cover them with paper towels as they drain while you make the filling. Keep the tomato juices.
  4. Get a non-stick saucepan and heat half the olive oil in it. Cook the almonds until they are golden brown. With a slotted spoon, remove them from the heat and set them aside.
  5. Pour the rest of the olive oil into the saucepan. Cook the eggplant dices and make sure they are browned evenly. Add in the cinnamon, coriander, and cumin. Stir thoroughly a bit longer.
  6. Add in the vegetable broth and bring everything to a boil.
  7. Add the couscous and stir constantly. Cover the pan.
  8. Remove the pan from the heat and let the steam and residual heat cook the couscous for about 5 minutes.
  9. Uncover the pan and place it over low heat. Cook it for another two to three minutes.
  10. Use a fork to fluff up the couscous grains.
  11. Fold in the dried apricots, toasted almonds, and mint.
  12. Mix in the harissa paste with the tomato juices. Pour this over the couscous.
  13. Season the couscous with a bit of pepper and mix thoroughly.
  14. Scoop the couscous mixture into the beefsteak tomato cups. Place the sliced off tomato tops on the couscous.
  15. Serve warm.
  16. Enjoy!

*** Each serving contains 175 calories, 6 g of fat, 28 g of carbohydrates, 5 g of fiber, 28 g of carbohydrates, and 5 g of protein.

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