This vegetable dish is a nice accompaniment with barbequed chicken. The stuffing is enough for about six tomatoes depending on size. It can be served hot or cold. I elected to serve it hot. Served cold it could be used in conjunction with salad greens or as an appetizer. I actually baked them a bit too long. I had extra stuffing so I stuffed some yellow crookneck squash as well. I served grilled chicken and roasted corn with the meal as well.