Bean Salad Stuffed Tomatoes

Bean Salad Stuffed Tomatoes


 PREP TIME: 15 MINUTES

PREP TIME: 15 MINUTES


INGREDIENTS

  • 1 jar (15 ounces) Aunt Nellie’s 3 Bean Salad
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 3 tablespoons chopped red bell pepper
  • 4 large tomatoes (about 1-1/2 pounds)

Dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh chives
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh dill
  • Fresh ground black pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

Makes 4 servings.

  1. Drain bean salad, reserving 2 tablespoons liquid. Combine bean salad, celery, onion and bell pepper in large bowl; set aside.
  2.  To prepare dressing, whisk together reserved liquid, mayonnaise and buttermilk in small bowl until well blended. Stir in chives, parsley and dill; season with black pepper if desired. Set aside.
  3. Cut and remove 1/4-inch slice from top of tomatoes. Remove seeds and hollow out tomatoes leaving 1/4-inch shell. Invert onto paper-towel-lined plate to drain completely.
  4. Pour dressing over bean salad mixture; toss gently to coat. Store tomato shells and bean salad separately up to 4 hours before serving. When ready to serve, stir bean salad to coat with dressing. Divide bean salad mixture equally amoung tomato shells. 

Note: Recipe can be doubled.


NUTRITION INFORMATION

Nutrition information per serving (1/4 of recipe): 140 calories; 3g protein; 26g carbohydrate; 3g fat; 445mg sodium; 3mg cholesterol; 5g fiber; 6mg iron; 0.1mg thiamin; 1880IU vitamin A; 42mg vitamin C.