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Recipe for Vegan Greek Stuffed Tomatoes (Lenten)

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Stuffed PeppersVegan Greek Style Stuffed Tomato (Yemistes Nhstisimes) Recipe Ingredients:

  • 6 large tomatoes
  • 6 large peppers
  • 4 large potatoes peeled and cut into 6 slices each
  • 2 tsp ketchup
  • 2 tsp tomato paste
  • 1 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 finely chopped medium onion
  • 1 1/2 cup rice
  • 2/3 cup chopped parsley
  • Pepper
  • Salt
  • 2 teaspoon mint (optional)

How to Prepare Greek Vegan Stuffed Tomatoes:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Slice the top of the peppers off and clean out the seeds. Set the caps aside for later.
Slice a piece from the top of each tomato and remove the pulp with a teaspoon. Save the caps and the pulp and set aside.

Blend the pulp until thin and add the tomato paste and ketchup and stir to make a sauce.

In a skillet, heat up half of the olive oil and saute the onions on high heat until soft. Add the tomato sauce mixture,salt and pepper to the skillet and boil it for 10 minutes.

Turn down the heat and remove 1/3 of the mixture and set aside.

Add the rice, parsley and mint (optional) to the skillet and mix well.

Arrange tomatoes and peppers in a baking pan. Put a touch of olive oil inside and on the outsides of the tomatoes and peppers. Add the rice mixture to each tomato and pepper about 3/4 the way up and cover them with the caps.

Spread the tomatoes and peppers throughout the pan and add the potatoes between them. Pour the remaining tomato mixture over the potatoes, and then pour the olive oil on top of that. Season the whole pan with salt and pepper and it’s ready to go in the oven.

Cook on 350 degrees for approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes. Add water to pan occasionally if all the juices have been absorbed.

** This recipe contains olive oil, so this recipe won’t be suited for a strict fast.

**Please Note:  Recommended cook times for GreekBoston.com Greek recipes vary depending on elevation, environmental conditions, the cookware being used, and the nature of the oven or stove. Although we have given approximations, these don’t always take into account your unique environment.

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