John's Mother's Stuffed Tomatoes with Tabouli

Melanie Campbell


The confusion about 'fruit' and 'vegetable' arises because of the differences in usage between scientists and cooks. Scientifically speaking, a tomato is definitely a fruit.

As far as cooking is concerned, some things which are strictly fruits, such as tomatoes or bean pods, may be called 'vegetables' because they are used in savoury rather than sweet cooking. The term 'vegetable' is more generally used of other edible parts of plants, such as cabbage leaves, celery stalks, and potato tubers, which are not strictly the fruit of the plant from which they come.

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1 c
tabouil salad from deli
1 c
peeled, seeded and diced cucumber
1 c
diced deli chicken breast
4 medium
ripe, firm tomatoes
2 tsp
olive oil
4 Tbsp


1In a bowl, combine the tabouli salad, cucumber and chicken and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for one hour.
2Cut off the top of each tomato with a small paring knife. With a grapefruit spoon, carefully scoop out the tomato pulp, removing the seeds from each tomato.
3Divide the tabouli mixture into four portions and fill all the tomatoes. Drizzle each tomato with olive oil and top with a dollop of hummus.

About John's Mother's Stuffed Tomatoes with Tabouli

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: English
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Diabetic
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy