Tomatoes Stuffed with Herbed Couscous
canned tomato paste
uncooked whole wheat couscous
fresh lemon juice
2 Tbsp, fresh, chopped
1 tsp, crumbled
⅛ tsp, freshly ground
- Combine the water, tomato paste, and oil in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Stir in the couscous, lemon juice, parsley, basil, cinnamon, salt, and pepper. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand until the liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes. Uncover, gently fluff the couscous with a fork, transfer to a bowl and let cool completely.
- Meanwhile, cut off the top half inch of each tomato, reserving the slices to use as lids. Scoop out the seeds and membranes. Fill the tomatoes with the couscous and top with the lids. Yields 1 stuffed tomato per serving.