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Warm Mushroom Salad Stuffed Tomatoes


  • 2 large beefsteak tomatoes

  • Salt and pepper

  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)

  • 4 ribs celery with leafy green tops, chopped

  • 1 pound baby portobello mushrooms, quartered

  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar or balsamic vinegar (eyeball it)

  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

  • A handful of flat-leaf parsley, chopped


Split the tomatoes in half and scoop out the seeds and flesh. Trim the core tops with small knife. Season the tomato halves with salt and pepper. Heat the EVOO, three turns of the pan, in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the celery and mushrooms and cook 7-8 minutes until mushrooms are tender. Season the vegetables with salt and pepper and add vinegar to the pan. Turn off heat and stir in mustard and parsley to coat. Adjust the seasonings. Divide the warm salad among the four tomato halves and serve.