Spinach-Stuffed Grilled Tomatoes

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Just when I thought I knew my own food likes and dislikes, along comes this recipe for spinach-stuffed grilled tomatoes.

I'm so excited to share this recipe for spinach-stuffed grilled tomatoes with you. They're a nice change of pace, healthy, easy, and yummy!

On a normal day, you would never catch me saying “Hmmmm, I’d really like to sink my teeth into a nice, juicy tomato, stuffed with fresh, green spinach. Ooh, a grilled tomato sounds good. If only I had a recipe”.

Because I’m not a big fan of tomatoes or spinach.

I came across this basic “recipe” when I was doing a large photography project with grilled foods. I thought it would make a pretty picture, so it went on my list.

Let the grilling begin!

I'm so excited to share this recipe for spinach-stuffed grilled tomatoes with you. They're a nice change of pace, healthy, easy, and yummy!

As these were cooking I realized they did look pretty tasty. I thought “Maybe my EatBetterSpendLess readers would like to have this recipe”.

And then I realized, if I’m going to share this recipe with you, I’d have to taste it to make sure it’s actually… you know… good.

So I sat down with my delicious barbecue burger with grilled onions, (also part of the photo shoot) prepared to take one bit of the tomato. Just to make sure I’m not passing along a gross recipe.

I'm so excited to share this recipe for spinach-stuffed grilled tomatoes with you. They're a nice change of pace, healthy, easy, and yummy!I can do this, I’m a big girl.

I'm so excited to share this recipe for spinach-stuffed grilled tomatoes with you. They're a nice change of pace, healthy, easy, and yummy!

And that’s when it happened.
One bite and I’m hooked!

It’s delicious! (I’d swear there was bacon inside that tomato but I promise, there wasn’t. Though perhaps not the worst idea in the world.)

I’m surprised at how much it didn’t last like… well… tomatoes and spinach.

I’ve added these grilled tomatoes to our regular list of sides for when we’re grilling. And believe me, we needed more options. One can only eat so much potato salad no matter how delicious it is!

I’m so excited to share this recipe with you because:

  • it’s different,
  • it’s healthy,
  • it’s super easy, and, most important,
  • it’s yummy!

Here’s the recipe:

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Spinach-Stuffed Grilled Tomatoes
 
 
This makes a tasty side dish for anything grilled! And it's easy!
Ingredients
  • 4 Plum tomatoes
  • 1 Cup (approximately) fresh spinach, stems removed, torn into small pieces.
  • 1 TBSP dried basil
  • 2 Cups (approximately) Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
Instructions
  1. Light the grill or preheat an indoor grill pan.
  2. Slice the tomatoes in half, lengthwise.
  3. Hollow our the insides by removing seeds. Be careful not to puncture the tomatoes, they need to remain in one piece.
  4. Lightly salt each tomato, follow with a sprinkling of dried basil.
  5. Fill each tomato half with spinach.
  6. Top each tomato with shredded Mozzarella cheese.
  7. Opt. sprinkle with more basil or Italian seasoning.
  8. Place on a hot grill and cook for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and browned.

As promised on this post, here’s how cook this recipe “when I feel like it”:

In the morning, when I still have at least a sufficient level of “cooking mojo” I can do the following:

  • Cut the tomatoes, hollow out the centers, and store in a covered dish in the fridge.
  • Tear the spinach into small pieces, store in the fridge.
  • Shred the cheese if I’m shredding it myself.

Go ahead and pat out some burgers while you’re at it and dinner is just about made!

When dinner time rolls around, and I’m frantically trying to finish up a school day with my kids and a blogging day, all I have to do is start the grill, assemble the tomatoes, and we’re good to go.

 

I’d love to have you try these and then come back here and tell us in the comments what you thought. Will this recipe make in onto your regular list?

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Comments

  1. Rhoda says

    I just might like this recipe. Can’t stand raw tomatoes, but cook them up–delish! Don’t care for raw spinach (unless in a fruit smoothie) but hide it in roasted/grilled tomato–I can see the possibilities. If all else fails, anything covered in mozzarella cheese is always a hit. And I do like the bacon idea. That one just might get my family on board.

    • says

      Rhonda,
      You sound like me! I hope you like these and that you can convince the family. I love that we have a new side dish to put on our list. And they’re so pretty!

  2. Celeste says

    Tried this tonight with one change… Because we were having musk-ox burgers with blue cheese, we used blue cheese on the tomatoes as well. Delicious!! Thanks for the great recipe!

    • says

      It’s great to hear from you Celeste! I’m glad I had a recipe you could use. I know your available food choices are a bit different than what we have here! (I admire your ability to adjust!)

  3. says

    Ohmigosh. I *SO* have to try this recipe!

    I love how you tested it even though you didn’t think you’d like it. :) (This has spinach in it. AND cheese. So I’m going to give it five stars.) ;)

  4. says

    I’m so excited that you discovered this recipe and shared it here! I love both tomatoes and spinach and I’m always trying to find fresh new ways to gobble up my daily fruits and veggies on my clean eating journey. :) Will be adding this to my “to-try” list.

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