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SaintLouieWoman
07-23-2012, 08:35 AM
This warm, cheesy side dish pairs tomato and basil with mozzarella and Parmesan cheese-a match made in heaven if there ever was one! Serve it with grilled chicken, steak, or fish.
Ingredients

4 medium tomato(es), plum halved lengthwise

4 medium tomato(es), plum halved lengthwise

3 ounce(s) cheese, mozzarella, part-skim, shredded (1/4 cup)

3 ounce(s) cheese, mozzarella, part-skim, shredded (1/4 cup)

1/4 cup(s) basil, fresh roughly chopped

1/4 cup(s) basil, fresh roughly chopped

2 tablespoon cheese, Parmesan, reduced-fat, grated


2 tablespoon cheese, Parmesan, reduced-fat, grated

1 clove(s) garlic minced

1 clove(s) garlic minced

salt pinch

1 pinch salt

pepper, black ground pinch

1 pinch pepper, black ground

Instructions




1 Heat oven to 400F.

2 Scoop out the inside of each tomato half with a melon baller and roughly chop the scooped pulp. Combine tomato pulp, mozzarella, basil, Parmesan, garlic, and a pinch of salt and pepper.

3 Place tomatoes, cut side up, on a baking sheet. Spoon in tomato mixture and bake until cheese is melted and lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Serve warm.


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