Quinoa-Stuffed Heirloom Tomatoes with Romesco

Quinoa-stuffed Heirloom Tomatoes With Romesco

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Vegetarian option! And a great use of delicious heirloom tomatoes when in season!


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4 cups
1 Hr
35 Min
Stove Top



  • 1 c
    bottled roasted red bell peppers, rinsed and drained (about 5 ounces)
  • 1/4 c
    unsalted dry-roasted almonds
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp
    garlic, minced
  • 1/8 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp
    ground red pepper
  • 1/8 tsp
    black pepper

  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1/4 c
    onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp
    garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp
    fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • 3/4 c
    uncooked quinoa
  • 1 3/4 c
    vegetable broth
  • 3/8 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper, freshly ground
  • 3 Tbsp
    italian parsley, chopped (fresh)
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh dill, chopped
  • 15 oz
    canned, unsalted chickpeas, drained and coarsely chopped
  • 8 medium
    heirloom tomatoes

How to Make Quinoa-Stuffed Heirloom Tomatoes with Romesco


  1. For Romesco sauce, place the first 9 ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
  2. To prepare filling, heat a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil to the pan; swirl to coat. Add onion, saute 4 minutes or until the onion begins to brown. Add 1 teaspoon garlic and ginger; saute 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Stir in quinoa; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add broth, 3/8 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper; bring to a boil. Cover and simmer 20 minutes or until quinoa is tender and the liquid is absorbed.
  3. Combine quinoa mixture, parsley, dill, and chickpeas in a bowl.
  4. Cut the tops off the tomatoes; set aside. Carefully scoop out the tomato pulp, leaving the shells intact. Discard the pulp. Divide quinoa mixture evenly among the tomato shells; replace the tomato tops. Spoon romesco sauce around the stuffed tomatoes.

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About Quinoa-Stuffed Heirloom Tomatoes with Romesco

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Heirloom

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