Feta stuffed tomatoes

Feta stuffed tomatoes recipe

We’re not exactly in the middle of the tomatoes’ season but I made these feta stuffed tomatoes a few days ago for a dinner with a vegetarian friend of mine and the recipe came out pretty good ;-)

Stuffed tomatoes are quite a classic but it’s the first time I was going for a vegetarian version. I must say I’ll definitely cook it again. The garlic bread, thyme and capers give this feta stuffed tomatoes recipe a Mediterranean flavor all amateurs of this food will love.

Feta stuffed tomatoes recipe

Preparation Time: 15 mn – Cooking Time: 15 to 20 mn

Ingredients (for 4 to 6 servings)

8 big tomatoes
1/2 lbs (225g) of feta cheese
4 slices of bread
2 garlic cloves
5 tablespoons of olive oil
3 tablespoons of fresh cream (crème fraiche you can replace it by Quark or fromage blanc)
1 tablespoon of capers
1 tablespoon of thyme (or parsley if you prefer)
Salt & Pepper

Instructions:

1/ Clean tomatoes and carefully cut off the tops. Scoop out pulp (very easy with a teaspoon, just be careful not to break the bottom of the tomato). Chop pulp finely and leave aside.

2/ Peel garlic cloves. Cut in halves, take out green stem and discard. Chop finely.

3/ Take out crumb from bread and dice it.

4/ Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a pan; brown crumb dices and chopped garlic.

5/ Preheat oven to 400° F (200° C – Th 7).

6/ Dice feta cheese. Combine it with fresh cream, salt and pepper. Add thyme, capers and crumb dices.

7/ Put tomatoes in an oiled baking dish. Fill with mixture. Put tops back on tomatoes.

8/ Pour chopped pulp between tomatoes (not everything if you have a lot). Add salt and pepper and 3 tablespoons of olive oil on top.

9/ Bake in oven for 15 to 20 minutes. Serve with a salad or rice.

Note that the picture was taken before the dish was ready, your tomatoes should have more “wrinkles” when ready to get out the oven. Picture updated since, it now looks ready ;)

8 thoughts on “Feta stuffed tomatoes

  1. 01/09/2009 at 7:50 PM

    These sound fantastic!

  2. 01/09/2009 at 7:52 PM

    These look great…they are on my list to make!

  3. 01/11/2009 at 11:38 PM

    You’ve made my mouth water with those – yum!

  4. 01/13/2009 at 8:35 PM

    I bet they looked great after cooked ….but where is the photo…lol…joking aside well done they are great..thx for sharing

  5. 01/19/2009 at 3:31 PM

    I love tomates farcies, as they French call them. It’s a great time to use tomatoes because they bake and that brings out their flavor, even when it’s not summertime. I’ve never used feta in a tomato but I’m going to give it a try.
    Sam

  6. 01/25/2009 at 1:27 PM

    I love tomatoes as every kind of dish, but I find stuffing tomatoes very creative. They go very well with meat dishes or with some pastry (borek). I have a similar recipe in my website, welcome you to come visit it.

  7. 05/10/2009 at 3:21 PM

    I think I can make this.I love tomatoes too!

  8. 01/15/2010 at 4:08 PM

    Yum! I’m having company for appetizers this weekend. I’ll be making these!

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