|The red-and-white palette of these stuffed tomatoes will work well with any Canada Day celebration, while its taste will have guests asking for more. (Courtesy of Dairy Farmers of Canada)
4 large tomatoes
1 1/2 cup (375 mL) Canadian cottage cheese
1/3 cup (75 mL) Canadian cream Cheese
1/3 cup (75 mL) toasted slivered almonds
1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped fresh basil
1 tsp (5 mL) ground cumin
3 tbsp (45 mL) chopped red bell pepper
Salt and pepper
Lightly coat almonds with olive oil and toast in oven at 350 °F (180 °C), for 4 to 5 minutes or until golden.
Slice top off each tomato and scoop out pulp delicately. Reserve half the pulp and transfer to bowl. Set hollowed out tomatoes and their top aside.
Add Canadian cottage cheese, Canadian cream cheese and remaining ingredients to reserved tomato pulp. Mix well. Season to taste. Stuff each tomato with cheese mixture. Cook over medium heat on lightly oiled grill for 10 minutes.
Garnish each tomato with sliced top and serve with watercress salad.
Recipe courtesy of Dairy Farmers of Canada.