Wraps are one of my go to vanlife lunch staples, they're super quick to make, generally healthy, and a great way of using up left overs which is awesome as I really hate food waste!
Sometimes though, I want to mix it up. Inspired by how easy our stuffed mushroom recipe from the other week was, and the abundance of vine ripened tomatoes and zucchini at our local market, instead of making the standard wrap we threw together these Mediterranean Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes instead.
So worth the experiment as they turned out AMAZING!
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"Quinoa not only contains all 9 essential amino acids, is rich in fibre and minerals it also makes a healthy alternative to the usual Mexican rice base. Containing double the protein of white rice, its also filling so I need less of it to stay full for longer!"
Vegan Mediterranean Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes
6 Large Vine ripened Tomatoes
1 Cup of Cooked Quinoa
1/2 Cup of Diced Zucchini
1/4 Cup Finely Diced Red Onion
1 Clove of Garlic Finely Minced
Juice of half a lemon
1tsp of an Italian Herbs blend or Rosemary and Thyme depending on what you have on hand
Salt and Pepper to taste
Spray oil - if you’re planning on baking them.
Balsamic Glaze or dressing to garnish
Make it Awesome! Add cubes of Damona Mozzarella with Herb & Tomato
The Method – Could it get any simpler?
Grab a medium mixing bowl and add the quinoa, zucchini, onion, garlic, lemon and herbs. Mix thoroughly and allow to marinade for a few minutes while you prepare the tomatoes.
While the quinoa stuffing rests slice the tops off the tomatoes and gently remove the insides using a metal spoon.
Fill the tomatoes with the stuffing and they are ready to eat!
If you are going to bake them spray lightly with oil and garnish with a few leaves of fresh rosemary if you have some around.
Place in the air fryer or a preheated oven for 8-10 minutes on 190 degree.
Serve drizzled with some balsamic glaze and freshly grated salt and pepper!
The spray oil is not 100% necessary but it helps crisp up the quinoa!
Make it Incredible!
We love this dish as a light lunch and usually serve it with some fresh greens dressed with the inside of the tomatoes and extra vegan cheese!
As with all my recipes you can alter the quantities of everything to your own taste. this is not a sponsored post, any products mentioned are used because I LOVE them!
I purchase my cheese from The green Edge but you can also purchase it online here, Feta from my local IGA but you can also get yours online direct from the mazing team here at Yay Foods here: www.yayfoods.com.au