Place halved tomatoes on a baking pan for a vegetarian delight that only takes 15 minutes

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This tomato recipe isn't only easy and fast (just 20 minutes total!), it also is filling, delicious and the perfect healthy vegetarian appetizer or side dish. There are only a few calories per halved tomato, but that doesn't mean tomatoes don't have countless other great properties.
For instance, tomatoes are a great source of vitamin C and are known for being packed with antioxidants and having multiple benefits for heart health. Pro tip: Add a few tablespoons of plain breadcrumbs to give some texture to this dish.
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Ingredients
4 large tomatoes (use heirlooms if they're in season!)
1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup powdered Parmesan cheese
3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 garlic cloves, minced into a paste
1/2 teaspoon crushed chili pepper
1½ tablespoons olive oil
Directions
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Wash tomatoes and cut them in half. Place on a baking dish lined with parchment paper cut side up.
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3. Season tomatoes with salt and pepper. Mix dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
4. Evenly spread dry mixture on top of each tomato.
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5. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes, until juices just start to bubble but tomatoes still hold their shape.
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