Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell
Hands-on Time
21 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 21 Mins
Makes 8 to 10 servings

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.

How to Make It

Step 1

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

Step 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.

Step 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.

Ratings & Reviews

Barbstorace's Review

August 31, 2012
I thought this was excellent. Great flavor. I also used the marinade with yellow squash and zuchinni. I never used the mozzarella as this made a wonderful side dish.. Added more garlic & a tsp of salt to the marinade. Definitely a keeper.

Clarynce's Review

August 25, 2012
This recipe is awesome! I used it in a "Guys Who Grill" fundraising event and won the "Mr. Originality" award. I used red tomatoes, cooking them for about 5 minutes on one side, flipped them, put cheese on and grilled for another 2 minutes to slightly warm the cheese! Very tastey!!

cagrah10's Review

August 20, 2012
These are terrific! So fresh and flavorful. I did not have the white balsamic - used the regular. Still great. Easy to prepare.

firmdeb's Review

May 28, 2012

christine50's Review

September 03, 2011
I bought the white balsamic vinegar for this recipe and it still tasted too "vinegary". Think I'd use less next time. Otherwise, really yummy!!

emgross's Review

May 28, 2011
These were a great hit at a dinner party tonight from the adults down to my toddlers! Fantastic balance of flavor and extremely quick and easy!