Couscous-Stuffed Grilled Tomatoes

July 6, 2016


Author Notes: Delicious grilled tomatoes filled with a savory couscous salad. jenniferw

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 7 ounces couscous (preferably whole-grain)
  • 2 ounces pine nuts
  • 0.5 bunches parsley
  • 1 ounce golden raisins
  • 1 teaspoon paprika (hot)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 6 tomatoes (each about 200 grams)

Directions

  1. In a pot, combine 250 ml (1 cup) of salted water with the oil and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and add couscous.
  2. Stir, cover tightly and let steam until water has been absorbed, 5 minutes.
  3. Transfer to a bowl and fluff with a fork.
  4. Toast pine nuts in a dry skillet.
  5. Rinse parsley, shake dry and chop leaves. Rinse scallions and slice thinly.
  6. Rinse tomatoes. Slice off tops of tomatoes and reserve. Scoop out the seeds with a spoon.
  7. Season the insides of tomatoes with salt and pepper. Fill with couscous, and cover with reserved tomato tops.
  8. Place tomatoes on a lightly oiled disposable aluminum grill pan. Place on a medium-hot grill, cover with a metal bowl (or close the grill) and cook 10 minutes.

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