This heavenly side is stuffed with fiber, protein, flavor– pretty much everything except for calories. Each serving has only 181 calories. This side pairs well with fish.
4 large, firm tomatoes
1/2 cup multi-colored quinoa
1 cup low sodium vegetable stock
3 Tablespoons Red bell pepper
1 Tablespoon Shallot
1 Tablespoon Fresh Parsley
2 ounces Asiago cheese
1 Pinch Salt
1 Pinch Pepper
1 teaspoon olive oil
Cooked quinoa according to package instructions, using vegetable stock instead of water. Set aside to cool. Chop red bell pepper, shallot, and parsley and stir into quinoa.
Heat oven to 450 degrees F.
Slice the top of the tomatoes off and scoop out the pulp with a melon baller. Drizzle 1/4 teaspoon olive oil per tomato and rub inside and outside of tomato. Season with salt and pepper and place in a baking pan.
Stuff 1/4 quinoa mixture into each tomato and top with Asiago cheese. Bake in 450 degree oven for 20 minutes.
Servings: 4 * Calories Per Serving: 181 * Fat: 6.9 g * Carb: 22.6 g * Fiber 4.1 * Protein: 8.6 g * Sodium: 257 mg * Cholesterol: 13 mg