Broiled Tomatoes Parmeson

Broiled Tomatoes Parmeson

By Brian Higginson, RD, CD
Clinical Nutrition Specialist

Like lycopene? You should! This cardiovascular disease-fighting nutrient is found in tomatoes, along with potassium, Vitamin C and folate. Sharp, zesty Parmesan and a sprinkling of fresh basil make tomatoes truly tasty! Best in summer when tomatoes are at their peak, so grow your own or look for them at Farmers’ Markets. Serves 4.

Ingredients

  • 2 large, red tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon vinaigrette or bottled Italian, low fat salad dressing
  • 2 tablespoons chopped basil
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Turn on oven to broil.
  2. Cut tomatoes in half and place cut side up on broiling pan.
  3. Divide basil between 4 tomato halves, and drizzle with vinaigrette.
  4. Divide Parmesan cheese among 4 tomato halves covering the basil.
  5. Broil for 5 minutes or until the cheese melts and the tomatoes are softened.

Per serving: 45 calories, 2 gm protein, 4 gm carbohydrate, 3 gm fat, 0 gm sat fat, 0 gm mono fat, 2 gm cholesterol, 1 gm fiber, 47 mg sodium 

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