Friday, August 21, 2009

Healthy Tomatoes with recipe for Tuna Stuffed Tomatoes

are plentiful at this time of year and although the prices are fluctuating, it is definitely one of the best foods to include in our everyday diet.

Tomatoes are actually a fruit and not a here all about The Amazing Health Benefits of the Tomato

Here is a recipe I made recently:



  • 8 large round tomatoes, washed, dried, halved and seeds removed
  • 2 -185gr cans tuna (water or oil packed) drained well
  • 1 - 2 anchovy fillets cut into small pieces (Optional - you many want to leave these out if cooking for children)
  • 1/2 cup of fresh breadcrumbs
  • 8-10 preferably black olives chopped (I used green)
  • 3 black olives sliced for garnish
  • dash of Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons of fresh mint or basil washed, patted dry and chopped
  • drizzle of olive oil
  • some capers for garnish
  • Optional: 2-3 tablespoons of Mayonnaise

Prepare your tomatoes on a large platter. Scoop out some of the pulp and reserve. Cover or refrigerate tomatoes until you prepare the mixture for stuffing. Flake tuna in a medium bowl, add all other prepared ingredients, mix well. Add the reserved pulp cut up into small pieces. At this point you could mix in the mayo if desired. Spoon generously into prepared tomatoes, add olives and capers for garnish. Refrigerate for a couple of hours. Serve on fresh lettuce with crusty bread or crispbread.

NOTE: You could also add a chopped hard-boiled egg to the tuna mixture.

Tuna-Stuffed Tomatoes are fresh and light, and make a great main course for lunch or can replace a salad at dinner.


Edited August 22nd, 09: For those who have already read the recipe, please note I have adjusted it adding the scooped out tomatoes to the filling mixure and the optional mayo as one of the ingredients...these will make it more moist. Sorry I forgot to add them in the first place. Alternatively you could also add more olive oil if it is too dry. Let me know if you try this recipe : )


  1. Yummy! They look soooo appetizing! Wish I could I could pick one from the screen. I always knew that tomatoes are fruit but I never got to know why they are categorised so.

  2. This is a great dish for the Summer season.
    I make this, it's one of the family's favorites.
    Tomatoes are very good for our health.

  3. Doreen, these sound absolutely yummy! I love stuffed tomatoes. When I was a young girl my grandmother and I would hop on a bus and ride to downtown Kansas City and go to one of the big department stores. I would always get a stuffed tomato then have a hot fudge sundae for dessert!! Every time I see a stuffed tomato, I think of my grammie.

    Love your blog. You are so creative. I've been browsing around a bit and just love your decoupage and other crafts.

    Thank you so much for deciding to follow Women to Women: Sharing Jesus and my card blog. I hope you will be blessed as you read the devotionals on WTW, and will love having you visit Diane's Designs too. I'll certainly be back here to see what new projects you are designing. How fun to connect with someone on the other side of the globe. Blessing to you!

  4. mmmm...... I will have to try these. I've just posted on 'lampuki' come over and have a look if you like.

  5. I'll have to pass this along to my mom. I grow tomatoes, but do not like the taste of them. She'll love this! TFS!!

  6. Oh my what a amazing recipe! I always love to try new things and tomatoes in season yummy you rock! Lord bless you !

  7. Now you know I'm going to make these. What a good idea for a light summer dinner.

  8. Thanks everyone for your lovely comments...I am so glad my posting has inspired many of you and that you found the info interesting.
    A warm welcome to Diane and to Dina, I too am enjoying your sites and I hope you will visit often : )
    Amber you say you grow tomatoes and you don't like their taste, I find that quite strange but then people have different tastes...have you tried cooking them different ways? I could eat them like I was eating fruit, which they truly are LOL!
    Blessings to all,


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