As I don’t eat bread as much, I’m always finding alternatives of eating breads, rice, flour, wheat, corn, etc.
So, I was in the mood to eat stuffed tomatoes with tuna and feta cheese.
Ingredients are as follows:
4 big tomatoes (heirloom beefsteak tomatoes would be great!) and cut in half and remove inner core (keep the core)
1 cucumber without the skin and diced.
3 ounces of crumbled feta cheese (most grocery stores sell 3 oz. feta cheese)
1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon of red wine vinegar
A few pinches of parsley
(optional) 2 teaspoons of fresh dill
(optional) 1 tablespoon of oregano
1/2 teaspoon of ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon of salt
2-3 cans of tuna
Place tuna (with salt and pepper and oregano) on top of the tomatoes as seen above. Then mix all the other ingredients in a bowl. After mixing, place the mix on top of the tuna/tomato. And that is it! It’s ready to serve!
And as for the tomato inner core than you saved….
Here is something that I loved growing up. A Filipino dish that my mother cooked and one should give it a try!
Itlog na Maalat with Kamatis
Itlog (eet-low-g) means egg in tagalog (a Filipipino dialect), Maalat (mah-ah-lat) means salty, Kamatis (ka-ma-tis) means tomato.
Boil 4-6 eggs and then after boiling removed the hard shell and cut into egg chunks
Dice the tomato core you saved (or dice new tomatoes with the skin)
I like to use salt and herb (I use a Mediterranean Erbe & Sale) on top.
And this is optional but this is what makes the dish quite special, add 1 tablespoon of fish sauce and that’s it!
Mix it up and it’s ready to serve!