BLT Stuffed Tomatoes

Yesterday I posted the first recipe from our Valentine’s Dinner, Parmesan Orzo Pasta.  Today’s post is about a second side dish, BLT Stuffed Tomatoes.  Still to come from my Valentine’s Dinner Menu:  Lobster Colorado and Chocolate Lava Cakes!

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Valentine's 2013


These stuffed tomatoes are AWESOME.  It’s basically a really unique and pretty way to serve a side salad.  They just taste so refreshing and delicious!

The presentation of these tomatoes looks great, but I promise it’s not that hard to do!  I was afraid I would accidentally cut the wall of the tomato while I was scooping out the insides, but it turns out they’re surprisingly resilient.  You can hollow out a tomato and really put any number of ingredients inside to make all sorts of various, beautiful side dishes.  I really love this BLT filling though!  If you used small tomatoes, you could even make these as an appetizer for a party.  The possibilities are endless!

These would also be perfect for a summer picnic or something when it’s truly tomato season.  They just look so bright and vibrant and having some home-grown tomatoes around July or so would be perfect for these!

BLT Stuffed Tomatoes

Yields: 2 large tomatoes

BLT Stuffed Tomatoes


  • 1/2 pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 of 1 head iceberg lettuce (about 4-ounce wedge)
  • 1/4 c shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp white vinegar
  • 1/8 tsp Old Bay seasoning


  1. With a serrated knife, slice tops off tomatoes; reserve tops. Using a small spoon, scoop out flesh and seeds from centers, reserving about 1/2 cup flesh. Rinse out tomato shells; let dry upside down on paper toweling. Chop reserved tomato flesh.
  2. Thinly slice iceberg wedge into fine shreds; chop if long strands of lettuce remain. Transfer lettuce to medium-size bowl. Stir in the reserved chopped tomato flesh. Add the shredded cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, vinegar, and Old Bay seasoning; stir until well blended. Stir in the cooked and crumbled bacon into the lettuce mixture.
  3. Place tomatoes upright on platter. Spoon filling into tomatoes, mounding slightly. Replace tomato tops. Serve the stuffed tomatoes immediately.



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