When exploring Greek cuisine, eventually you’ll find out that our favorite ingredient is the tomato! Especially in summer we use tomatoes everywhere in almost every dish! But that’s not just by chance. Greek tomatoes in the summer are the best, having been cultivated under the glorious sun, so juicy and with an intense flavor that makes you wish it could last forever!
Stuffed tomatoes is the ultimate Greek summer dish. “Yemistá” as we call them is a meal that we enjoy eating this time of the year when tomatoes are rich in flavor, juicier and much tastier. They are usually stuffed with rice and different fresh herbs and baked in the oven, that being the most popular version. There is also a version where the stuffing is a mixture of minced meat sauce and rice -that is more of a Sunday treat. Today we’ve got for you the veggie version, meaning that rice is the basic stuffing ingredient. We hope you enjoy it!