Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Tasty Tuesday: Stuffed Tomatoes with Herbed Chicken and Orzo Salad.

I made this for dinner last night and it was very light, yet filling. Cameron even liked it! Had a lot of the orzo chicken salad leftover, too, so we'll be eating that for lunch! Enjoy!

Stuffed Tomatoes with Herbed Chicken and Orzo Salad
Photo and recipe found here.

3-4 medium to large tomatoes (Beefsteak, heirloom, Shady Lady, etc. all work)
1 c cooked orzo
1 c cooked chicken, cut into bite-size cubes
1/4 c finely chopped herbs of your choice (any combo of parsley, cilantro, basil, chives will be lovely)
1/4 c finely chopped scallions
1/2 c vinaigrette (recipe to follow) or bottled vinaigrette dressing of your choice

Simple Vinaigrette
1/4 c olive oil
1/3 c white wine vinegar
2 cloves of garlic, minced
Salt & pepper to taste

1. If you’re making the vinaigrette, whisk together the last four ingredients in a bowl until mixed thoroughly. Set aside.

2. In a separate bowl, combine the orzo, cubed chicken, chopped herbs & scallions and mix well. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss until well combined. Cover and refrigerate for about 10-15 minutes, to allow the flavors to meld together.

3. In the meantime, slice off the top of each tomato (about 1″-1.5″ should suffice). Using a spoon, carefully scoop out the flesh, seed pockets and juice, making sure not to break the sides of the tomato. (If the tomato innards are being uncooperative, feel free to use a knife to help you loosen it out. Just be careful not to cut through the sides.) Spoon generous amounts of the chicken & orzo salad into each tomato, top with extra chopped cilantro or basil, and enjoy!


  1. This looks absolutely yummy!

  2. Shady lady tomatoes? That's funny!

  3. This recipe is calling my name! I have to make this soon!

  4. This looks so good. I'm going to try and make it. YUM!