Broccoli In Tomato Cups

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"Recipe source: Bon Appetit (December 1982)"

Original recipe yields 10 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (273 g)
  • Calories 271.3
  • Total Fat - 22.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 64.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 16.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.7 g
  • Sugars - 4.9 g
  • Protein - 6 g
  • Calcium - 93.8 mg
  • Iron - 1.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 171.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Bring salted water to a boil in large saucepan over high heat; add broccoli and cook, uncovered, for 3-5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and plunge broccoli in ice-cold water to stop the cooking process. Drain; pat dry. ****can be prepared several hours ahead of time.

Step 2

Core and cut tomatoes in half cross-wise; remove pulp; leaving a 1/2 inch shell. Invert on paper towels and set aside to drain. ****can be prepared several hours ahead of time.

Step 3

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.

Step 4

Butter large baking dish (big enough to hold all the tomato shells comfortably).

Step 5

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat until very hot. Remove from heat and add garlic. Stir in broccoli; toss. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 6

Arrange broccoli stem side down in tomato shells/cups.

Step 7

Set tomato cups in prepared dish and bake until heated through (5-10 minutes).

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


Bergy (RIP" Forever in our Kitchen)

This is so attractive and very tasty. I added a teaspoon of parmesan to the bottom of the tomato cup. The recipe perfectly complimented our Good Friday dinner. I would love to see a whole platter of these broccoli tomatoes on a Christmas buffet table.

(4 Apr 2015)


This lovely recipe is one we will enjoy often, lovely fresh flavours!! Mine did need 20 minutes in the oven the be heated through.

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(3 Apr 2015)

Sue Lau

This is a wonderful simple recipe. I chose it because it works with blanched frozen broccoli that is thawed. It still retains a very fresh flavor and the simple seasonings in this are just perfect. Very light and satisfying.

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(3 Jan 2015)