Baked Tomatoes with Basil and Parmesan (South Beach)


  • 3 large vine-ripened tomatoes (about 1 1/2 pounds), cut in half
  • 1/4 cup fresh herbs, minced (basil, parsley, marjoram)
  • 1/2 cup dry grated bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan or Asiago cheese
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons extra-vigin olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Put the tomatoes in a nonstick baking dish, cut sides up.
  3. Combine the herbs, bread crumbs, cheese, garlic, salt, pepper, and oil in a small bowl.
  4. Sprinkle each tomato with an equal portion of the mixture.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes or until crusty.  Tomatoes all be soft yet hold their shape.
  6. Serves 6.

Source:  The South Beach Diet

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