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Hands-on: 60 min. Total: 1 hr. 30 min.This quick and easy pepper sauce can be made ahead and refrigerated in an airtight container for up to four days.

Recipe by Cooking Light August 2014


Credit: Randy Mayor; Styling: Missy Neville Crawford

Recipe Summary

1 hr 30 mins
1 hr
Serves 4 (serving size: 2 stuffed tomatoes and about 1/4 cup sauce)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • To prepare romesco sauce, place first 9 ingredients in a blender or food processor; process until smooth.

  • To prepare filling, heat a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion; sauté 4 minutes or until onion begins to brown. Add 1 teaspoon garlic and ginger; sauté 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Stir in quinoa; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add broth, 3/8 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper; bring to a boil. Cover and simmer 20 minutes or until quinoa is tender and liquid is absorbed.

  • Combine quinoa mixture, parsley, dill, and chickpeas in a bowl. Cut tops off tomatoes; set aside. Carefully scoop out tomato pulp, leaving shells intact; discard pulp. Divide quinoa mixture evenly among tomato shells; replace tomato tops. Spoon romesco sauce around stuffed tomatoes.

Chef's Notes

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Copyright 2009 by Ivy Manning. All rights reserved. Adapted from The Adaptable Feast by permission of Sasquatch Books.

Nutrition Facts

387 calories; fat 15.4g; saturated fat 1.7g; mono fat 8.7g; poly fat 3.8g; protein 14g; carbohydrates 52g; fiber 11g; iron 3mg; sodium 614mg; calcium 102mg.