Mother Earth Living

Kitchen Table: Lime and Basil Stuffed Tomatoes

Try this tangy tomatoe and basil recipe with pasta, fish, squash or poultry.
By Barbara Fay
August/September 1997
Add to My MSN


Content Tools

Related Content

Love Your Basil: Real Texas Tomato Jalapeño Pie with Lettuce Leaf Basil

Try this Valentine's Day-inspired spicy basil pie recipe for a heart-healthy treat.

Spring Cleaning: Homemade Disinfectants and Air Fresheners

Take a look at some recipes for healthier cleaning at home.

Victoria’s Tomato Soup Recipe

This tomato soup recipe packed with Italian tomatoes is perfect any time of the year.

Book Review: Tomatoes Garlic Basil

Patsy Bell Hobson reviews Doug Oster's book, Tomatoes Basil Garlic, which captures the simple pleasu...

Border Tabbouleh Recipe
Ginger-Lemon Sherbet Recipe 

Lime and Basil Stuffed Tomatoes
Barbara Fay, Fairbanks, Alaska
SERVES 4

These tangy tomatoes are equally good served hot, chilled, or at room temperature. Leftover sauce is delicious on pasta, cooked spaghetti squash, boiled potatoes, steamed vegetables, fish, or poultry.

• 4 medium-sized ripe tomatoes
• Dry bread crumbs
• Lime-Basil Sauce (see below)
• 1 to 2 tablespoons melted butter or grated Parmesan cheese

Lime-Basil Sauce
• 4 cups lightly packed fresh basil leaves
• 1/2 cup olive oil
• 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons sugar
• 3 cloves garlic, quartered
• 1/4 cup lime juice

1. Carefully scoop the flesh, juice, and seeds from each tomato, leaving a shell. Chop the pulp, measure it, and place it in a bowl. 2. Place the ingredients for the sauce in a blender or food processor and process until smooth, scraping down the sides of the container several times. 3. Combine the pulp with the same quantity of both bread crumbs and sauce. Pack the mixture into the tomato shells and top with more dry bread crumbs. Drizzle on a little melted butter or top with cheese. 4. Bake at 350°F until the tomatoes are just heated through.


Do you have a favorite previously unpublished recipe to share? Send it to “Kitchen Table”, c/o The Herb Companion, 201 East Fourth Street, Loveland, CO 80537-5655; fax (970) 669-6117 or e-mail HC@iwp.ccmail.compuserve.com. If we publish your recipe, you’ll receive a $50 check from The Herb Companion. 








Post a comment below.

 








Subscribe today and save 58%

First Name: *
Last Name: *
Address: *
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code:*
Country:
Email:*
(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here

Subscribe to Mother Earth Living!

Welcome to Mother Earth Living, the authority on green lifestyle and design. Each issue of Mother Earth Living features advice to create naturally healthy and nontoxic homes for yourself and your loved ones. With Mother Earth Living by your side, you’ll discover all the best and latest information you want on choosing natural remedies and practicing preventive medicine; cooking with a nutritious and whole-food focus; creating a nontoxic home; and gardening for food, wellness and enjoyment. Subscribe to Mother Earth Living today to get inspired on the art of living wisely and living well.

Save Money & a Few Trees!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You’ll save an additional $5 and get six issues of Mother Earth Living for just $14.95! (Offer valid only in the U.S.)

Or, choose Bill Me and pay just $19.95.