Yield
8 servings (serving size: 1 tomato half)

This familiar side dish that dates back to the 19th century is still a popular companion to all types of meat. Any fresh herb can be substituted for cilantro--try oregano with beef, rosemary with lamb, or tarragon with chicken. We've updated it with a surprise: buttermilk in plaace of melted butter.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°.

Step 2

Place bread in a food processor, and process until finely ground to measure 1/2 cup. Set aside.

Step 3

Core tomatoes; cut each tomato in half crosswise. Push seeds out of tomato halves with thumbs. Spoon 1 tablespoon buttermilk into each tomato half. Combine breadcrumbs, cheese, pepper, and egg white in a small bowl. Divide breadcrumb mixture evenly among tomato halves. Place tomato halves on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 17 minutes.

Step 4

Prepare broiler.

Step 5

Broil tomato halves 2 minutes or until lightly browned. Sprinkle each tomato half with 1 teaspoon cilantro.

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