Grilled Green Tomatoes Caprese

Grilled Green Tomatoes CapreseRecipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell
Ciao, y'all! Green tomatoes go from the frying pan into the fire with a Southern-Italian twist. Using white (rather than brown) balsamic vinegar in the marinade brightens the color of the grilled tomatoes, but the salad's flavor is extraordinary with either.


Makes 8 to 10 servings
Total time: 1 Hour, 21 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 21 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 21 Minutes


1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
4 medium-size green tomatoes, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices (about 2 lb.)
1 (16-oz.) package sliced fresh mozzarella cheese
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
1/3 cup thinly sliced fresh basil


1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic freezer bag; add tomatoes, seal, and shake gently to coat. Chill 1 hour.

2. Preheat grill to 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat. Remove tomatoes from marinade, reserving marinade. Grill tomatoes, covered with grill lid, 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until tender and grill marks appear.

3. Arrange alternating slices of warm grilled tomatoes and mozzarella cheese on a large, shallow platter. Drizzle with reserved marinade; season with salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with basil.