Green Bean-Stuffed Tomatoes
2 (9 oz) packages frozen French-style green beans
Combine beans and next 5 ingredients in a medium bowl. Cover and chill for 3 to 4 hours.
Cut off top of each tomato; scoop out pulp, leaving shells intact (reserve pulp for other uses). Invert tomato shells on paper towels to drain. To serve, fill tomato shells with bean mixture. (Note #2)
Yield: 6 servings.
Note #1: a microwave works fine for this, letting you get on with something else.
Note #2: A nice touch would be to place tomato in a cereal or dessert bowl upon a bed of crinkly or finely shredded lettuce, accompanied by a steak knife. A little freshly ground black pepper adds flavor, aroma and looks great, too.