Classic Stuffed Tomatoes (Tomatoes à la Provençale)

Tomatoes à la Provençale is a wonderfully delicious dish that originates in Southern France. Made with vine-ripened tomatoes stuffed with a garlicky herb-breadcrumb mixture and roasted to perfection, this dish is scrumptiously satisfying, and the perfect side dish to accompany almost any main course.

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2 large ripe but still firm organic tomatoes
1 teaspoon Natural Grocers® Brand Bulk Real Salt
1⁄4 teaspoon Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Organic Ground Black Pepper
1⁄2 cup gluten-free breadcrumbs
2 cloves organic garlic, minced
1⁄4 cup chopped organic parsley
1 small organic shallot, minced (2-3 tablespoons); or use minced red onion in place of the shallot
1 teaspoon Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Organic Thyme Leaf
1⁄4 cup Natural Grocers Brand Organic Parmesan Cheese Shreds
2 tablespoons Natural Grocers Brand Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1. Preheat oven to 400° F.

2. Wash and remove the core of each tomato and slice the tomatoes in half crosswise. Scoop the seeds out with a spoon or melon baller and sprinkle the tomato halves with salt and pepper. Note: When using smaller tomatoes, cut the lid off and core the tomatoes. Scoop the seeds out, skip cutting the tomatoes in half and follow the rest of the instructions to stuff the whole tomato.

3. Combine the breadcrumbs, garlic, parsley, shallot (or onion), thyme, Parmesan cheese and any remaining salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Stir to combine. Drizzle the olive oil over mixture and toss to combine.

4. Place the tomatoes in a baking dish and spoon the breadcrumb mixture to fill each tomato. Pack them firmly and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the breadcrumbs are golden and the tomatoes have softened but are still holding their shape. Let rest for five minutes before serving. 

 

Wine Pairing

Recommended Wine Style: Rose

  • Pajoot Rose