While I love the buzz of late spring farmers markets, I have to say my favorite time of the year to go is in the smack dab middle of the summer when produce is overflowing. These stuffed tomatoes are such a fun way to use fresh produce and I’m sure there are gorgeous tomatoes popping up in your farmers markets along with fresh sweet corn, peppers, and cilantro, making it easy to eat local.
This is another dish that I made with a GO Veggie! Cheese Alternative . I love that GO Veggie! offers so many varieties of their cheese alternatives – from cream cheese and slices to shredded cheese and grated Parmesan cheese. There are so many choices! Today I went with their Lactose-Free Cheddar Shreds to go along with the classic southwestern flavors.
We ate these stuffed tomatoes along with some cheese and crackers for a quick, easy, and delicious summer dinner. The filling is made up of sautéed onions, bell peppers, sweet corn, and black beans, along with some cumin, chili powder, and garlic. Topped with that Lactose-Free Cheddar Shreds, they were full of southwestern flavor!
While these were great for dinner, I think they’d also be cute little appetizers. Another fun thing about these tomatoes is that you can use different sized tomatoes for different purposes. Making them as a light summer meal? Use bigger tomatoes. Serving them as appetizers? Use smaller tomatoes, perhaps romas.
Not sure where to find GO Veggie! products? Check out their store locator here: GO Veggie! Store Locator.