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.

Recipe by Health June 2007


Credit: Ray Kachatorian; Styling: Jennifer Flanagan

Recipe Summary

10 mins
22 mins
12 mins
Makes 4 servings (serving size: 2 tomato halves)


Ingredient Checklist


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

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

  • Prepare grill.

  • 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.)

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

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

60 calories; fat 4g; saturated fat 1g; mono fat 3g; poly fat 1g; protein 1g; carbohydrates 7g; fiber 2g; sodium 79mg; calcium 18mg.