Tabouli Stuffed Tomatoes!

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I was driving to the store specifically to get the rest the ingredients needed for my raw tabouli, when I heard on the radio someone talking about the fresh tomatoes in their garden. I thought, “How great would it be if I stuffed tomatoes with my tabouli! An hour later, here is the finished product! No added wheat or grains. Just pure, sweet, fresh, vegetables!

Let us begin!

You will need:

  • 3 cups finely chopped parsley (your choice of any type, I personally prefer Italian for this recipe)
  • 2 cups finely chopped leeks
  • 1 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 4 (or more) tomatoes
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  • juice of 1 to 2 lemons
  • salt and pepper to taste

Step 1:

Finely chop the parsley, cilantro, mint, and garlic, then add to a large bowl.

Step 2:

Take the leeks and chop off the bottom part. This will use that in replacement of onion, which is the usual ingredient. To me, leeks have a better flavor, not to mention excellent health benefits!

Slice the leeks in half, then lengthwise, then chop them up into finely diced pieces. Add to a large bowl.

Step 3:

Take 3 of the 4 tomatoes. Slice the bottoms off, leaving the top part where the stem is still on. This part is flatter than the bottom, which is easier to use for a base. Save the bottoms, as you can mix it with the tabouli salad.

Step 4:

Scoop out the insides of 3 of our 4 tomatoes, making a hollowed out area for them to be stuffed.

Chop up the extra tomato that is scooped out, and add that to the tabouli salad.

Step 5:

Squeeze the lemon juice into the bowl, and add the salt and pepper and mix everything together.

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Step 6:

Take the hollowed out tomatoes, and stuff with the tabouli. Pack it in tight, so you don’t have any air pockets.

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Sprinkle the tops with sesame or hemp seeds, drizzle with olive oil, and serve!

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Soooo good!

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View of the inside. If you get larger tomatoes, you can stuff them a lot more.

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I had some leftover tabouli salad from the day before, so I decided to also stuff them into bell peppers for my dinner. They turned out great!

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