Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes with Minted Grain Salad
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
A great way to serve a healthy salad. Mix this up with any kind of grain that you prefer.
2 cups cooked grain (quinoa, pearl barley, rice, etc…)
1/4 cup diced tomato
1/4 cup diced cucumber
1/3 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
2 tablespoons chopped mint
1 tablespoon finely sliced scallions, white portion only
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 teaspoon lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste
16 cherry tomatoes
Combine the cooked grain, tomato, cucumber, parsley, mint and scallions in a bowl. Stir in the olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Cut the core from the cherry tomatoes and make two cuts into the tomato and open it up. Stuff the tomatoes with some of the salad.
Most any grain would do well in this recipe. I choose quinoa because it cooks fast, is healthy and I had it readily available.
Add more or less of any ingredient to taste.