55 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Cooking Level


  • 1 lb Pure Flavor® Chocolate Rose Brown Beefsteak Tomatoes
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 white onion, finely chopped
  • 15 oz can lentils, drained
  • ⅓ cup black olives, chopped
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup almonds, chopped
  • 4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 tbsp parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Feta cheese, for garnish


Step 1

Preheat oven to 300ºF.

Step 2

Cut a thin slice from the top of each tomato, reserving the tops. Use a teaspoon to hollow out the tomato, saving the pulp.

Step 3

Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, and spices. Cook, stirring until onion is soft and remove from heat.

Step 4

Stir in lentils, tomato pulp, olives, almonds, parsley, and breadcrumbs and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Step 5

Fill the tomatoes with lentil mixture, pressing down firmly with a spoon. Place in greased baking dish, return tomato tops, and drizzle with remaining oil. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 6

Bake for 50 minutes or until the tomatoes are tender. Garnish with feta cheese and serve while warm.

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