Tomatoes with Parsley Pesto

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Tomatoes with Parsley Pesto
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Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
1 min
Preparation
Calories:
398
calories
Calories

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Nutritional values

This delicious healthy appetizer is packed with lycopene, a powerful antioxidant, as well as tons of essential vitamins from the parsley.

Serve these tomatoes with some grilled whole wheat bread for added fiber and texture.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie398 kcal(19 %)
Protein8.08 g(8 %)
Fat38.07 g(33 %)
Carbohydrates9.45 g(6 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage3.62 g(12 %)
Vitamin A306.8 mg(38,350 %)
Vitamin D0.06 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E1.16 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₁0.07 mg(7 %)
Vitamin B₂0.09 mg(8 %)
Niacin2.27 mg(19 %)
Vitamin B₆0.15 mg(11 %)
Folate50.07 μg(17 %)
Pantothenic acid0.26 mg(4 %)
Biotin5 μg(11 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.15 μg(5 %)
Vitamin C44.36 mg(47 %)
Potassium426.06 mg(11 %)
Calcium207.31 mg(21 %)
Magnesium30.38 mg(10 %)
Iron3 mg(20 %)
Zinc0.83 mg(10 %)
Saturated fatty acids6.36 g
Cholesterol8.5 mg

Ingredients

for
4
Ingredients
3 tablespoons Pine nuts
2 garlic
2 bunches flat-leaf parsley
salt
6 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan
freshly ground Black pepper
18 ounces ripe tomatoes
3 ounces black Olives
How healthy are the main ingredients?
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Preparation steps

1.

Toast pine nuts in a dry pan until golden-brown. Peel and coarsely chop garlic.

2.

Rinse parsley and shake dry. Set a few leaves aside for garnish. Combine remaining parsley, pine nuts, garlic, 1 teaspoon salt and about half of the oil in a mortar and pestle or blender. Finely grind or puree. Gradually, stir remaining oil and cheese into mixture. Season generously with salt and pepper.

3.

Rinse, core and slice tomatoes. Lay tomatoes on a serving plate or divide among individual plates. Sprinkle tomatoes with salt and freshly ground pepper.

4.

Spoon parsley pesto over tomatoes. Remove pits from olives if desired and sprinkle on tomatoes. Garnish with reserved parsley leaves and serve immediately.