Recipe Friday – Vegan Pesto Stuffed Tomatoes

April 7th, 2017|Food & Drink, Friday Recipe, Stuffed Tomatoes|

We know it’s not quite summer yet, but this warm weather had us craving tomatoes this week! With tomatoes on our mind, we made these light and refreshing stuffed roasted tomatoes. It’s a perfect way to eat tomatoes this early in the season, since the best tasting fresh tomatoes won’t be around until mid-summer. Tomatoes are one of those super foods that seem to have so many benefits. We are coming to the end of our detox and highlighting some of the detoxifying effects tomatoes have on your body seems appropriate. Tomatoes have natural content of sulphur and chlorine, which helps protect our bodies from infections and aid the proper functioning of kidneys. Of course, tomatoes are brimming with anti-oxidants, Vitamins B3 and B6. They also help to strengthen vision, boost our immune system and prevent atherosclerosis.   Stuffed Tomatoes Ingredients: 6 medium size tomatoes 1 cup (uncooked) Quinoa (see below) Handful of spinach leaves Few fresh basil leaves ½ onion diced 3 tablespoons of pesto sauce (see below) Salt and Pepper to taste Italian seasoning (optional) Quinoa: Cook 1 cup of quinoa as directed. For a nuttier taste sauté quinoa in a little dab of olive oil in a frying pan. Keep […]