Greek Baked Stuffed Tomatoes

A great naturally gluten free recipe that is comprised of stuffed tomatoes with rice and zucchini. It is excellent as a vegetarian main course,

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In this episode of Gluten Free Tasty, Phoebe Lapine makes one of her favorite Greek dishes known as Yemista. This is a great naturally gluten free recipe that is comprised of stuffed tomatoes with rice and zucchini. It is excellent as either a vegetarian main course, or alongside a delicious lemon roast chicken.



  • 5 medium vine tomatoes
  • Sea salt
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, finely diced
  • 1 small zucchini, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup Arborio rice
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley (optional)
  • 1 medium Yukon gold potato, cut into wedges (optional)
  • 1 cup water
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut the tops off the tomatoes and scoop out the flesh, being careful not to pierce the bottoms. Season the insides with salt. Purée the tomato flesh in a small food processor. Set aside. In a large skillet, sauté the onion over medium-high heat in 2 tablespoons of olive oil until soft, 4 minutes. Add the zucchini and garlic and cook a few minutes longer, until the zucchini is just beginning to brown, 3 minutes. Stir in the salt and rice, cooking until pearly white and toasty, 2 minutes. Carefully pour in the tomato mixture and add the tomato paste. Simmer until just thickened, 2 minutes. Remove from the heat. Arrange the tomatoes in a large casserole dish. Spoon the rice mixture into the tomatoes until just shy of full (you might have a little extra depending on the size of your tomatoes). Replace the tops and season generously with salt and pepper. If using, stick the potato wedges in between the tomatoes. Drizzle them with olive oil and a pinch of sea salt. Pour 1 cup water around the tomatoes. Bake in the oven for 1-2 hours, until the tomatoes are caramelized and the rice is al dente. Serve hot or at room temperature, garnished with chopped parsley. Serves 5

Nutrition Information

Recipe Serves: 5
Nutrition Information Based on a Single Serving
Calories 1206%
Fat 5gr7%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 481mg20%
Carbohydrates 19gr14%
Fiber 4gr16%
Sugar 6gr12%
Protein 3gr5%

*Percent Daily Value are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Dietary Needs

Dairy Free
Dairy Free
Gluten Free
Gluten Free
Lower Carbohydrate
Lower Cholesterol