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Lentil and Sausage Stuffed Tomatoes
with persimmon and spinach salad

Active: 20 minTotal: 30 min
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Turning tomatoes into little bowls is a great fun treat and is so easy when the filling is already made. Tuesday's leftover lentil sausage soup makes a quick filling and all you need to do is core the tomatoes and throw together an easy salad featuring seasonal persimmons.



Lentil and Sausage Stuffed Tomatoes:
  • Tomatoes - 4, cored ((choose a large tomato like a beefsteak))
  • Leftover lentil and sausage soup - 2 cups
  • Fresh mozzarella ball (opt) - 4 oz, sliced
Persimmon Spinach Salad:
  • Persimmons - 1 to 2, sliced thinly ((if you can't find them, substitute your favorite fruit in a salad))
  • Balsamic vinegar - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Dijon mustard - 1 tsp
  • Olive oil - 3 Tbsp
  • Baby spinach - 4 oz
  • Fresh mozzarella ball (opt) - 4 oz, cubed

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Serving Size: 1 serving
Servings Per Recipe 4
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  1. Tomatoes - Core. (Can be done up to 1 day ahead)
  2. Persimmons - Slice thinly as pictured.


  1. Preheat oven to 375F (191C) degrees.
  2. Place tomatoes into a baking dish. Drizzle with some olive oil and then fill with leftover lentil and sausage soup (if it's really soupy, drain some of the liquid first). Bake for 20 minutes. If using mozzarella, add it in the last 5 minutes of baking.
  3. Whisk together vinegar, Dijon, and olive oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Toss with persimmons, baby spinach, and mozzarella if using. Enjoy with baked tomatoes.

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This meal has 5 reviews

Probably would have been good to salt and pepper the tomato before baking. Since the soup was just okay, the overall dish was just okay.

By: Sundi
Posted: Jun 19, 2016
Diet: Paleo

Liked the salad (used apples). The tomatoes were a bit too tomatoe-y for me.

By: Ramsey
Posted: Dec 24, 2013
Diet: Original

Not my favorite.... even though I love tomatoes. Was in between 1 and 2 stars. I chose 1 because I won't make it again.

By: Brandi
Posted: Dec 12, 2013
Diet: Original

I should have cooked them a bit longer -- they were warm, but not hot :)

By: Grace
Posted: Nov 22, 2013
Diet: Original

I sort of made this--I forgot to buy the tomatoes, so I reheated the soup and served it as a stew with melted mozz on top. I still call it a success! The salad was so simple and delicious.

By: Mary Ann
Posted: Nov 22, 2013
Diet: Original