Mediterranean Couscous Stuffed Tomatoes

By: Rosalynn Daniels @rosalynndaniels

Satiate your appetite by stuffing your tomatoes with tasty ingredients, including Reese artichokes, for a flavor trip that will transport you to the Mediterranean Sea. 

Prep Time: 
15 minutes
Cook Time: 
45 minutes
Servings: 
4
Ingredients: 

8-10 large tomatoes (preferably heirloom), carved out and reserved
Filling from tomatoes
4 cups pearled couscous
1 cup Reese Quartered Artichokes
6 oz feta cheese 
1/4 cup kalamata olives
3 tbsp DaVinci olive oil
1 cup red onions, chopped
1 tbsp oregano
1/2 tbsp salt
1/2 tbsp pepper
Juice of 1 lemon
1/4 cup of basil, chopped

Directions: 
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Carefully hollow out each tomato by cutting off the tops, and scooping out the middle. Keep the tops for later. Sit filling from each tomato to the side to add to the filling.
3. In a large bowl mix all remaining ingredients to create the filling and fill each hollowed tomato with the filling. Cover each tomato with the tomato tops.
4. In a large baking dish, place each tomato side by side. Cover your dish and place in the oven for 30 minutes.
5. Uncover the dish and bake for an additional 15 minutes. Let cool for 5-10 minutes, then enjoy.

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