These tasty stuffed tomatoes are easily made from a few basic ingredients. They make great buffet food.


  • 2 vine tomatoes

  • 45g/1½ tinned sardines, finely chopped

  • 1 tsp fresh lemon zest

  • ½ medium red chilli, de-seeded and finely chopped

  • 1 tsp olive oil

  • Rocket leaves to serve


  • 1.

    Preheat the oven to 220°C/425°F/Gas 7.

  • 2.

    Slice the tops off the tomatoes and scoop out the seeds. In a small bowl, mix together the sardines, lemon zest and chilli. Stuff the tomatoes with the sardine mixture. Place the stuffed tomatoes on a small baking tray and drizzle over the oil. Bake for 4 to 5 minutes until the tomatoes just begin to soften. Serve on a bed of rocket leaves drizzled with olive oil.

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