Black Lentil and Chard Stuffed Tomato Recipe

Posted: January 13, 2014 in Uncategorized
Black Lentil and Chard Stuffed Tomato

Black Lentil and Chard Stuffed Tomato

Here is a recipe I created using Black Beluga Lentils and Swiss chard. This is actually a vegetarian recipe, however the lentils and toasted pine nuts give it a very savory and meaty flavor. If you can’t find the black beluga lentils at your store, you can order them right here!

Black Lentil and Chard Stuffed Tomatoes

6 large tomatoes
1 tablespoon salt plus additional to taste
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup pine nuts
1 cup minced yellow onion
4 cups sliced Swiss chard, cleaned and picked
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup vegetable broth
2 cups cooked Black Beluga Lentils
1 cup golden raisins
1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
2 tablespoons fresh dill, picked, plus extra for garnish
Juice of 1/2 lemon

Slice tops off of tomatoes and hollow out the insides, being careful not to damage the outer walls.
Sprinkle 1 tablespoon salt inside tomatoes, then turn upside down and place on a cooling rack to allow excess juice to drain for at least 1/2 hour.
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Heat olive oil in a large saucepot over medium-high heat and add pine nuts.
Cook until lightly toasted, about 3 minutes, then remove from oil and set aside.
Add yellow onions to same pot, and cook until translucent, about 4 minutes.
Add chard, black pepper and salt to taste, cooking just until wilted, about 2 minutes.
Add vegetable broth, then sauté until most liquid has been reduced, about 7 minutes.
Add remaining ingredients and heat until just warmed through.  Stuff tomatoes with this mixture, then place on a baking sheet and bake until tomatoes are warm and tender, about 15 minutes.
Serve garnished with extra fresh dill.

Makes 6 servings

Comments
  1. Laura says:

    Looks delicious – I’ve been in a tomato every day mood lately, and this perfect for it!

  2. do you have a recommendation for a cheaper substitute for pine nuts? they taste amazing but they are crazy expensive!

  3. meganrpowers says:

    Reblogged this on A Girl and Her Scale and commented:
    For you tomato lovers and vegetarians…I personally don’t eat tomatoes, but this would make a great weekend dish and reheated lunch.

  4. I cannot wait to try this recipe! This sounds so yummy!!!

  5. Reblogged this on The HealthSpring and commented:
    This looks delicious as well! Looking forward to trying it next summer when we have good tomatoes.

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  7. These look delicious!! I’ll definitely give them a try. Thanks for checking out and liking one of my recent blog posts. Gained yourself a new follower out of it 🙂

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