This was a wonderful side dish! I loved the sweet grilled tomatoes with the tangy and flavorful drizzle of olive oil, garlic, fresh basil, and lemon juice – it was a perfect combination of flavors. My son even liked this dish and he’s not a fan of cooked tomatoes. The rest of us really loved them and gobbled every last one up.
Grilled Tomatoes and Basil, Garlic, and Lemon:
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 clove of garlic
- Juice & zest of half a lemon
- 1 tbsp fresh basil, chopped finely
- Several small tomatoes
- Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
How to Make Grilled Tomatoes with Basil, Garlic, and Lemon
Whisk the olive oil, minced garlic, lemon zest and juice, and fresh basil together in a small bowl until well combined.
Heat a grill to medium heat (or heat a grill pan over medium-high heat). Slice the tomatoes in half crosswise then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.
Place, cut side down, on the grill. Grill until charred, about 2 minutes for small tomatoes, 4 minutes for large. With a metal spatula, flip the tomatoes and grill until the skins blister and begin to char, about 2 to 3 minutes.
Transfer tomatoes to a serving platter, and drizzle with the basil, garlic, and lemon oil. Serve tomatoes warm or at room temperature. Enjoy.
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Adapted recipe by For the Love of Cooking.net Original recipe by Everyday Food – August 2011