Mozzarellissima Grilled Stuffed Tomatoes

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Perfect as an appetizer or as a side dish!

Kick your tomatoes into high gear with this tasty dish. Perfect as an appetizer or side dish for your grilled steak, this delcious recipe is sure to be a hit. more recipes can be found at

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4

What You'll Need:

  • 4 large ripe tomatoes
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 1/2 large red onion
  • olive oil, to taste
  • Small handful of fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup (175 ml) Saputo Mazzarellissima cheese, shredded

What You'll Need to Do:

  1. Cute a slice of approximately 1/2 inch (1 cm) off the tops of each tomato. with a small knife, cut the inside of the fleshy part of the tomato (do not cute through the bottom of the tomato). Using a spoon, remove the inside of the tomatoes, leaving about 1 cm of flesh attached to skin. Discard the seeds and juice. 
  2. Lightly salt the inside of the tomatoes, place them with the open sides downwards, on a plate covered with paper towels.
  3. Cut the zucchini lengthwise into 4 slices. Cut the pepper in half and remove the inside. Also cut the half onion in 2. Brush vegetables with olive oil and sprinkle with salt, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes on direct medium heat until they are tender. Remove vegetables from heat. Once cooled, chop the zucchini, onion and pepper into small pieces. Add the mint and a drizzle of olive oil to the vegetables. Mix and season to taste.
  4. Stuff the tomatoes with the vegetable mixture and top with the Mozzarellissima. place on the barbecue over medium indirect heat, utnil cheese is metled and vegetables are heated through (approximately 5 to 6 minutes).

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