Herbed-Grilled Tomatoes

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Herbed-Grilled TomatoesRecipe
Photo: Ray Kachatorian; Styling: Jennifer Flanagan
When tomatoes get a solid dose of blistering heat, they weep sweet juices that are oh-so flavorful. Pair this side dish recipe with your favorite grilled chicken recipe.
Makes 4 servings (serving size: 2 tomato halves)

Ingredients

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1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon minced fresh basil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
4 medium tomatoes, halved
1 tablespoon grated fresh Parmesan cheese (optional)
1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

Preparation

Prep: 12 Minutes
Cook: 10 Minutes

1. In a wide, shallow bowl, combine the olive oil and next 5 ingredients (through pepper).

2. Add tomatoes, and turn to coat them on all sides.

3. Prepare grill.

4. Place tomatoes, cut sides down, on the grill rack. Brush once with remaining marinade, and then discard marinade. Grill about 5-7 minutes on each side over medium-high heat or until tomatoes begin to blister, soften, and brown. (They can burn easily, so keep an eye on them.)

5. Remove the tomatoes from grill, and top with Parmesan cheese, if desired, and parsley. Serve immediately.

Created date

May 2007

Nutritional Information

Calories 60
Fat 4 g
Satfat 1 g
Monofat 3 g
Polyfat 1 g
Protein 1 g
Carbohydrate 7 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.0 mg
Sodium 79 mg
Calcium 18 mg