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An easy way to peel tomatoes is to place them in a pot of boiling water for 30 seconds. Remove them with a slotted spoon, then plunge the tomatoes into a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process. The skins will slide off easily.

Brian Glover
Recipe by Cooking Light November 2005

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Yield:
8 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375°.

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  • Place onion and garlic on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Place tomato halves, cut sides up, over onion. Combine thyme, cumin, salt, black pepper, and red pepper; sprinkle over tomatoes. Lightly coat vegetables with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 40 minutes or until onion is browned and tomatoes are tender. Cool. Place mixture in a food processor; pulse 6 times or until mixture is slightly chunky. Stir in vinegar.

  • Cook beans in boiling water in a medium saucepan for 7 minutes or just until tender. Drain. Return to pan, and toss with olive oil. Add tomato mixture, and cook for 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

64 calories; calories from fat 30%; fat 2.1g; saturated fat 0.3g; mono fat 1.3g; poly fat 0.4g; protein 2.6g; carbohydrates 10.9g; fiber 4.3g; iron 1.4mg; sodium 159mg; calcium 47mg.
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