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Grilled Tomatoes

Prep Time: 10 Min | Cook Time: 5 Min


  • 1
    2 firm, ripe tomatoes (not overly ripe or they will fall apart when you grill them), cut in half around the middle
  • 2
    Olive oil
  • 3
    Kosher salt
  • 4
    Freshly ground black pepper
  • 5
    4 basil leaves (thinly sliced)

This Grilled Tomato recipe is a great side to add to any dish or simply enjoy as a snack! These grilled tomatoes will elevate any dinner menu. Be sure to prepare a lot if you're cooking for a big family or group because they are sure to go quickly!


  1. Seed the tomatoes by using your fingers to gently remove the watery pulp and seeds
  2. Preheat your grill on high heat for direct grilling.
  3. Season the tomatoes with salt and pepper. Brush the cut side of the tomatoes with olive oil. Brush the grill grate or pan with olive oil as well.
  4. Place the tomatoes cut side down on the grill surface. Cover the grill and let cook for about 4 minutes.
  5. Use a metal spatula to lift tomatoes off the grill once they are done.
  6. Place on a serving dish, cut side up. Drizzle olive oil on the tomatoes and sprinkle with a dash of salt and pepper. Garnish with thinly sliced basil.

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