4 tomatoes – 800 g
2 garlic cloves
½ cup (tea) breadcrumbs made with wholemeal bread – 65 g
1 cup crumbled ricotta cheese – 130 g
¼ cup (tea) of chopped Brazil nuts – 25 g
2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
Freshly ground salt and pepper
½ cup grated light mozzarella – 50 g
Any recipe that uses tomatoes as the main ingredient cannot be bad, right? Even more so if it is stuffed with ingredients as nutritious as basil and ricotta! And the best of all: in addition to being healthy, it is super-quick to make, practical and does not take any fried food. Want to learn how to make this delicious stuffed tomato dish? So, take a look at the step by step!
Cut the lid of the tomatoes, remove the seeds and place them face down on paper towels to drain all the liquid
In a bowl, mix the chopped garlic, breadcrumbs, ricotta, chestnuts and basil
Season with oil, salt and pepper
Stuff the tomatoes and sprinkle the mozzarella
Distribute the tomatoes on a greased baking sheet, drizzle with a little oil and bake in the preheated oven (180 ° C) until the tomatoes wither and the filling is golden
Then serve with brown rice
Tomato is recognized as a superfood
Neither fruit nor vegetable: tomatoes are, in fact, the most used fruits in world gastronomy. It can be in the classic tomato sauce, in salads or deliciously stuffed in the oven. Regardless of the form of consumption, they are rich in vitamin A, B and C, in several minerals such as potassium, phosphorus and magnesium, and considered superfoods! Not to mention that they also have large amounts of lycopene, an antioxidant very beneficial for the health of the cardiovascular system.
Basil is a source of vitamins and minerals
Basil is the vegetable that goes best with tomatoes! Both are extremely nutritious, tasty and stand out even better when together. Also known as real grass, basil and basil, basil has different nutritional properties, such as vitamins A, B, C, E and K and a variety of minerals (iron, potassium, zinc and others). It is also composed of several analgesic substances, so it is worth adding it to your diet.
Ricotta is a protein-rich dairy
It may not even be a cheese, but it is just as nutritious as your family members! For those who still do not know, the ricotta is a by-product of the manufacture of cheeses. It is rich in protein and has much less fat than white cheese itself, for example. In addition, it is extremely beneficial for the muscular system and for the bones because it has large amounts of calcium in its composition.