• 35minutes
  • 378calories

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Nutrition Info . . .

NutrientsProteins, Lipids, Cellulose
VitaminsA, B2, B3, B9, B12
MineralsSelenium, Copper, Natrium, Chromium, Manganese, Calcium, Phosphorus, Cobalt, Molybdenum

Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 2 quarts water

  2. 1 1/2 cups raw orzo pasta

  3. 1 1/2 cups fresh basil leaves , packed

  4. 2 garlic cloves , minced (or pressed)

  5. 1/4 cup pistachio nut

  6. 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

  7. 1/4 cup olive oil

  8. salt & freshly ground black pepper

  9. 1 teaspoon olive oil

  10. 6 large ripe tomatoes

  11. 1 dash salt & fresh ground pepper

  12. 1/3 cup tiny cubes feta cheese

  13. 1/2 cup chopped kalamata olive

  14. chopped fresh basil (to garnish)

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Brint the water to a boil in a large pot. Add the orzo, stir, lower the heat, cover, and simmer for about 7 minutes, stirring as needed.

  2. While the orzo cooks, combine the basil leaves, garlic, pistachios and parmesan in a food processor. Whirl until well chopped.

  3. Add the olive oil through the hopper in a thin stream to make a smooth paste, stopping to scrape down the sides a couple of times as needed.

  4. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  5. Drain the orzo. Toss it lightly with the teaspoon of olive oil and let cool to room temperature.

  6. With a sharp serrated knife, cut a slice about 2 inched across in the top of each tomato and remove the core. Scoop out the pulp with a small spoon or melon baller, leaving a 1/2 inch thick shell.

  7. Lightly sprinkle the insides of the tomatoes with salt and pepper.

  8. Mix the cooled orzo with the Pesto and feta cheese cubes. Taste for seasoning and adjust as necessary.

  9. Stuff each tomato with about a cup of the filling.

  10. Sprinkle the tops with the olives and garnish with the chopped basil.


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