Baked Tomatoes with Grapes

baked grapes tomatoesSitting in my front room, I was recently leafing through Michele Scicolone’s cookbook “The Antipasto Table”.

I came across a recipe that I tried over seven years ago – Tomatoes with Grapes. It sounds like a bizarre combo, but it’s really tart and tasty and totally simple to prepare. Think of a sweet and sour – this would be great sliced up and served with grilled chicken. I orginally served it for a warm-weather brunch table that I had for my professor friends from NYU’s Stern School of Business – way back when I worked there.

Now I’ve added fresh thyme because I just love fresh herbs.

Baked Tomatoes with Grapes

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Yield: 1 casserole

Serving Size: 1/2 cup

Calories per serving: 108 calories

Fat per serving: 3 g fat (3 g saturated)

Baked Tomatoes with Grapes

Ingredients

  • 2 medium ripe tomatoes
  • 2 cups seedless green grapes
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste blended with 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Oil a 9-inch square baking pan.
  • Cut the tomatoes in half crosswise. Arrange them cut sides up in the pan. Scatter the grapes around the tomatoes. Pour the tomato paste over all.
  • Combine the bread crumbs, salt, pepper to taste, and the olive oil. Spoon the mixture over the tomatoes. Bake for 1 hour or until the tomatoes and grapes are very tender. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/2 cup): 108 calories. 1 g protein, 18 g carbohydrates, 3 g fat (3 g saturated), 0 mg cholesterol, 2 g fiber, 361 mg sodium.

Weight Watchers® Points Plus: 3

http://skinnychef.com/recipes/baked-tomatoes-with-grapes

Comments

  1. Carol Stryker says:

    Your skinny suggestions are great. But you don’t mention sodium levels, which usually go up whenever low fat products are replacing “regular” items.

  2. Kathryn says:

    Tomatoes and grapes are not an unusual combination at all. I make salsa with the two and it goes very well with wine. Just chop the grapes and add to any salsa recipe.

  3. Jan Duncan says:

    Sounds like something I might be interested in! I don’t need to diet just maintain. Conversly, my husband needs to take off a few pounds.

  4. We’ve served this to dinner guests several times, always to raves. One time, we poured Spanish Sherry over the tomaoes and grapes before adding the bread crumbs. I was awewome. Another time, we used balsamic vinegar!!! It’s great on it’s own, too!

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