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Ricotta Stuffed Tomatoes

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Ricotta Stuffed Tomatoes

Ricotta Stuffed Tomatoes - Great as a side dish, appetizer or light main course

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Health Score:
95 / 100
very easy
30 min.

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Nutritional values

Little fat and calories, but plenty of vitamins are the special characteristics of grilled tomatoes. The green olives provide a portion of intestine-friendly lactic acid bacteria and unsaturated fatty acids; ricotta provides protein and calcium.

Ricotta is produced from whey as a by-product of cheese-making. Depending on the type of milk used, this Italian speciality can contain up to 77 percent fat - so watch the label! A good substitute for ricotta: a mixture of low-fat curd and cream cheese.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie142 cal.(7 %)
Protein8 g(8 %)
Fat8 g(7 %)
Carbohydrates7 g(5 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage2 g(7 %)
Vitamin A0.3 mg(38 %)
Vitamin D0.1 μg(1 %)
Vitamin E1.6 mg(13 %)
Vitamin K4.8 μg(8 %)
Vitamin B₁0.1 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₂0.1 mg(9 %)
Niacin2.1 mg(18 %)
Vitamin B₆0.1 mg(7 %)
Folate40 μg(13 %)
Pantothenic acid0.6 mg(10 %)
Biotin5.6 μg(12 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.1 μg(3 %)
Vitamin C21 mg(22 %)
Potassium317 mg(8 %)
Calcium159 mg(16 %)
Magnesium26 mg(9 %)
Iron1.2 mg(8 %)
Iodine8 μg(4 %)
Zinc1 mg(13 %)
Saturated fatty acids4.2 g
Uric acid21 mg
Cholesterol25 mg
Complete sugar5 g
Development of this recipe:


4 large Tomatoes (each about 150 grams)
2 sprigs Basil
3 scallions
2 ozs green Olives (pitted)
7 ozs Ricotta cheese
1 garlic clove
cayenne pepper
4 ozs caperberry (from a jar, drained)
1 lemon
How healthy are the main ingredients?
Ricotta cheeseOliveBasilTomatogarlic clovesalt

Kitchen utensils

1 little Sieve, 1 Cutting board, 1 Small knife, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Paper towel, 1 Large knife, 1 Bowl, 1 Garlic press, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Aluminum foil

Preparation steps

Ricotta Stuffed Tomatoes preparation step 1

Rinse tomatoes, cut a tops off of each (reserving for lids) and remove the seeds with a teaspoon. Drain with cut-side down on paper towels.

Ricotta Stuffed Tomatoes preparation step 2

Rinse basil, shake dry, pluck leaves and cut into strips. Place in a bowl.

Ricotta Stuffed Tomatoes preparation step 3

Trim scallions, rinse and cut into thin rings. Coarsely chop the olives. Add both to the basil.

Ricotta Stuffed Tomatoes preparation step 4

Add ricotta. Peel the garlic and to pass through a garlic press into the bowl. Season with salt and cayenne pepper. Mix everything thoroughly.

Ricotta Stuffed Tomatoes preparation step 5

Set each drained tomato on a piece of aluminum foil (each 30 x 30 cm/approximately 12 x 12 inches). Fill with the ricotta mixture and put the lids back on the tomatoes.

Ricotta Stuffed Tomatoes preparation step 6

Wrap sides of the aluminum foil around tomatoes and twist like a candy wrapper over the tops. Cook on the hot grill for 8-10 minutes.

Ricotta Stuffed Tomatoes preparation step 7

Drain capers. Rinse lemon in hot water, wipe dry and cut into wedges. Serve the grilled tomatoes garnished with capers and lemon wedges.