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Chilean Stuffed Tomatoes Recipe
Chilean Stuffed Tomatoes Recipe

A summery and healthy recipe for stuffed tomatoes with tuna that you’ll undoubtedly enjoy. These are very easy to prepare, perfect for a light meal when you don’t have much time.

How to make Chilean Stuffed Tomatoes?

The filling can always vary depending on personal preferences and the season, using chicken, shrimp, rice, or whatever you’d like to combine.

Nutritional Information

Category: Appetizers
Cuisine: Chilean
Calories: 300
Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Chilean Stuffed Tomatoes recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 large and firm tomatoes
  • 350 g of corn
  • 200 g of tuna
  • 1 escarole lettuce
  • 1 lemon
  • Mayonnaise
  • Salt

Preparation

  1. Boil water in a medium-sized pot, add the shelled corn, and cook for about 5 minutes. Rinse in cold water to stop the cooking, drain, cool, and set aside.
  2. Separate a couple of leaves from the lettuce and set them aside. Chop the rest of the lettuce into small pieces for the filling. Set aside.
  3. Cut off the top of the tomatoes and remove all the interior with a large spoon, being careful not to break the outer skin. Set aside the hollowed-out tomatoes and the extracted tomato pulp separately.
  4. In a medium-sized bowl, flake the tuna, add the cooked corn, the reserved tomato pulp, the chopped lettuce, and some mayonnaise to taste. Drizzle with a little lemon juice and mix everything well to combine. Let it sit for a couple of minutes.
  5. Carefully fill the hollowed-out tomatoes with a spoon, adding the mixture up to the edge.
  6. On medium-sized plates, arrange a bed of the reserved and shredded lettuce leaves and place the stuffed tomatoes on top.

Benefits of consuming tomatoes

One tomato can provide up to 40% of our daily vitamin C requirements, promoting collagen formation and helping improve skin elasticity.

According to the University of Oxford, thanks to its lycopene content, consuming tomatoes regularly can reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer by up to 18%.

Did you know?

While tomatoes are commonly considered vegetables, they are technically fruits because they have seeds, placing them in the same botanical category as berries.

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