Tomatoes Stuffed With Basil
|Basil leaves||1 Cup (16 tbs) (Closely Packed)|
|Garlic||1 Clove (5 gm)|
|Olive oil||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)|
|Pine nuts||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Grated parmesan cheese||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
1. Peel the tomatoes, core them and cut a slight depression in the center for stuffing. Squeeze the tomatoes gently to remove most of the seeds. Turn them upside down on a small layer of salt to drain.
2. Meanwhile, combine the remaining ingredients in the container of an electric blender and blend on low or high speed until well-pureed. Or puree in a mortar and pestle.
3. Salt the tomatoes both inside and out and spoon equal portions of the basil mixture into the center of each. Chill and serve cold.