Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Feta- Orzo Stuffed Tomatoes w/ Beef Kabobs

There is nothing I love more than tomatoes in the Summer! When I found this recipe for stuffed tomatoes, I had to try it. We both LOVED it. Very easy and flavorful. I will be making this one again and again.

1 cup cooked orzo, cooled
2/3 cup finely chopped bell peppers (I used red)
1/2 cup reduced- fat feta cheese crumbles
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 can garbanzo beans; drained and rinsed (I added these to the recipe)
1/4 tsp finely grated lemon peel
1 1/2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
4 large tomatoes
Salt and pepper

Combine all ingredients  except tomatoes.
Cut the top off each tomato and scoop out the seeds and inner membranes. Stuff tomatoes with the orzo mixture and serve.

Makes 4 servings. Per servings: 179 calories, 8 g fat, 7 g protein, 18 g carbs.
Recipe adapted from Women's Health Magazine/ July 2010 edition.

(For the Kabobs)
Your choice of meat - cut in bite size pieces
2 red bell peppers - cut in similar size
1 sweet onion - cut in similar size
1/2 cup olive oil
2 smashed garlic cloves
1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
1 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper

Combine oil, garlic, parsley, crushed red pepper and a pinch of salt in a large bowl. Add meat. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour.
Preheat grill or grill pan. Skewer meat, red pepper and onions. Cook until vegetables turn tender and meat is cooked to your liking.

Recipe adapted from me.

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