Good Food on The GOODista website illustrated by fruits and logo.Tomatoes stuffed with saffron couscous on a bed of vegetables is a great recipe for any season. It works for vegetarians, vegans and is happily healthy. These oven-roasted tomatoes will even convince the most ardent meat lovers to go green. Try the recipe with guests or enjoy it for yourself. Get inspired by this light springtime recipe for tomatoes stuffed with saffron couscous and let us know what you think. 

Tomatoes Stuffed with Saffron Couscous 

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I often go to my tried and tested basics, but just like a playlist, you can become bored. Tomatoes work always – raw, cooked, fried and this time oven roasted. My ultimate tomato recipes did not include this one as it is as new as the spring light feels. 

Middle Eastern spices lend themselves beautifully to vegetables. They enhance the flavor and bring out zing. This recipe has Saffron, Zaatar, and Ras el Hanout. Each of them plays a part in the three main components of the dish. Saffron for the couscous, Zaatar for the Tomato itself, and Ras el Hanout for the mixed vegetable bed.

Of course, there are also elements that are as important as the main stars. Raisins and honey being sweetness. Onion, Aubergine, and Raddichio bring earthy character. Radishes and carrots bring the crunchy surprise. Getting curious? Inspired? 

Recipe – Tomatoes Stuffed with Saffron Couscous

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Recipe

Oven Roasted Tomato Stuffed with Saffron Couscous on Vegetable Bed
Serves 2
Light, healthy and flavourful with middle easter spices. A dish to delight guests and to enjoy when you need to boost of goodness. Easy to make and a treat for vegetarians, vegans and fitness foodies alike. You will even convince the most ardent meat lover to go green after they taste this.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
793 calories
143 g
0 g
17 g
27 g
2 g
1302 g
442 g
32 g
0 g
13 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
1302g
Servings
2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 793
Calories from Fat 145
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g
25%
Saturated Fat 2g
12%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 442mg
18%
Total Carbohydrates 143g
48%
Dietary Fiber 27g
106%
Sugars 32g
Protein 27g
Vitamin A
729%
Vitamin C
484%
Calcium
38%
Iron
57%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
For the Stuffed Tomato
  1. 2 large Tomatoes - I used beef tomatoes
  2. 200 Grams Couscous - I used giant couscous
  3. 350 ml Water
  4. 1 teaspoon Honey
  5. Raisins - a handful
  6. 1 sachet Saffron
  7. 1/2 teaspoon Zaatar
  8. Salt to taste
For The Vegetable Bed
  1. 500 Gram Spinach
  2. 1 Onion - I used a red one
  3. 1 Aubergine - Smallish size
  4. 1 Corgette - Smallish size
  5. 1 Pepper - I used a yellow one
  6. 1 Tomato - Any kind
  7. 1 teaspoon Ras El Hanout
  8. 1 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar
  9. 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  10. 1 Tablespoon Honey
  11. 1 Garlic clove crushed
  12. Salt, Peppar and Chilli - to taste
  13. Watercress
  14. Carrots Grated
  15. 3-4 Radishes
Do like this
  1. Set Oven to 225 degrees celsius.
  2. Take out an oven tray and line it with grease proof paper.
  3. Cut each Tomato at the top to create a hat - and then use a spoon to scoop out the seeds and some of the tomato meat. Sprinkle the inside with Zaatar spice.
  4. In a bowl, place Saffron, Honey, Salt and Raisins then pour over hot water (I use a kettle to heat the water) then add the couscous. Place a plate over the bowl to let the couscous absorb all the water.
  5. You can now get on with cutting all the vegetables for your bed. Distribute them, as well as the spinach leaves, on your lined oven tray and sprinkle over Balsamic Vinegar, Honey, Olive Oil, Salt, Peppar and Ras El Hanout.
  6. The Couscous should now have turned a lovely yellow and become plump from having absorbed the water. Fork thourgh it and add a spinkle of Olive Oil if it seems to stick.
  7. Fill your Tomatoes with Couscous and put the 'hat' on top. Give each stuffed tomato an aluminum foil base and put onto the overtray on top of the vegetables.
  8. Send for a 20 minute overtrip - and check towards the end if the vegetables have become soft, golden and that the tomatoes look baked.
  9. Serve on a bed of raw Watercress, grated Carots and Radishes with a spinkle of balsamic vinegar and olive oil.
Notes
  1. If you have left over couscous you can serve it in a separate bowl for the extra hungry ones. You can also add feta cheese, or houmous, if you feel the dish needs extra flair. This recipe is done for 2 but obviously you can add tomatoes, and extra vegetables if you need to. Enjoy!
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calories
793
fat
17g
protein
27g
carbs
143g
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