Breakfast is one of those meals we commonly miss amongst the grab and go routine of the morning rush. Not only is the most important meal of the day, but also one that we should make as healthy and interesting as possible, as it’s the first connection with food. Brighten up your plate and palette with this stuffed tomato recipe that incorporates the protein and Vitamin D of eggs with the high zinc and prosphate properties of Spinach. These fun little baked tomatoes fit neatly in your hand and can be finished in 3 easy bites.
Stuffed Baked Tomatoes
- 4 -6 whole tomatoes
- 1 leaf of Kale, thinly chopped
- Fresh parsley
- 1 scallion, minced (for garnish)
- Grated sharp cheddar cheese
- Salt and black pepper to taste
Spicy Cajun Sauce
- 6 tblsp. Sour Cream
- 2 Dashes of Italian Seasoning
- 2 tsp. Cajun seasoning
- 1 tsp Cayenne seasoning
- 1 Lime wedge, freshly squeezed
- 1 tsp Red Pepper flakes
- Salt to taste
Preheat the oven to 250 degrees. Grease the medium sized glass baking pan with olive oil.
Remove the tops of the tomatoes and use a spoon to carefully remove the inner flesh of each tomato without cutting through the bottom. Discard of the juice and seeds. Tops can be discarded also or cooked with the tomatoes.
Grease the outside of each tomato with olive oil (will help with cooking) and sprinkle salt over all the tomatoes to help with flavoring.
Add 1 tablespoon of almond/coconut milk at the bottom of each tomato and fill with kale, cheddar cheese, freshly cracked egg, salt, black pepper and italian seasoning (in that order). Ensure that the egg fits neatly into the tomato, otherwise the egg white will spill over the sides.
Place stuffed tomatoes in greased pan , with an index finger distance between each. Being careful not to allow the contents to spill over or out.
Bake for 15 – 25 minutes or until the eggs are done to your desire.
To create sauce, mix all ingredients together. Place aside for later usage
Remove the tomatoes from the oven and place on a serving dish. Top with spicy sauce, serve & enjoy!
This recipe is great for a weekend brunch or a change from the usual meal. Extra garnishes can include thinly sliced green onions or Parmesan cheese
Note: Tomatoes can be stuffed ahead of time and kept in an airtight container or covered with Saran Wrap. The egg can be added shortly before baking.