New favorite side dish alert! You want to know why? Cheese, basil and tomato are all baked together until warm, gooey and delicious. That's why.
Ketchup is my all-time favorite condiment, so it's no surprise that tomatoes are one of my favorite vegetables (or fruits?). These were very easy to put together and I already had all of the ingredients on hand, which makes it a future dinner staple in this house. Plus, it's packed with a ton of flavor and it's still healthy and low-carb, which is perfect for this "wedding is in three months" diet I'm currently on. Enjoy!
3 oz shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (1/2 cup)
1/4 cup roughly chopped fresh basil leaves
2 tbsp. freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 garlic clove, minced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Heat oven to 400° F. Scoop out the inside of each tomato half with a melon baller and roughly chop the scooped pulp. Combine tomato pulp, mozzarella, basil, Parmesan, garlic, and a pinch of salt and pepper.
Place tomatoes, cut side up, on a baking sheet. Spoon in tomato mixture and bake until cheese is melted and lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Serve warm.