Harissa Basil Stuffed Tomatoes

6-8 medium/large red ripe tomatoes
1/2 c greek yogurt (plain/soy yogurt substitutions work perfectly)
1 TBSP harissa paste, a North African spice paste that can be found at whole foods
1 TBSP olive oil, plus more to serve
12 fresh basil leaves, chopped + extra for garnish
2 shallots, minced finely
1/2 cup whole wheat couscous, uncooked

Cut the tops off the tomatoes and scoop out the insides, careful not to puncture the skins. Place innards and juices into a bowl. Mix all remaining ingredients in a bowl, plus 2/3 c. of the tomato innards and juices. You want a pan that is just big enough for the tomatoes to fit in snug- this way they don’t topple over. Spray the pan with non stick cooking spray and then fit the tomatoes in before filling; fill to the brim. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes, drizzle with olive oil before serving.

 
Recipe adapted from Heidi Swanson