Grilled Tomatoes with Basil, Garlic, and Lemon
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.
Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net
Adapted recipe by For the Love of Cooking.net Original recipe by Everyday Food – August 2011
Yummy those grilled tomatoes looks awesome!!
I am such a tomato lover and this is a perfect example. I love this recipe. Can't wait to make it!!!
Never tried grilled tomatoes…Sounds great!
it doesnt just look delicious but i'm certain that's a nutritious side dish idea! a must try! cant wait to go to my kitchen! thanks for posting!
Simple but so delicious. I always have Iranian kebabs with grilled tomatoes,but never tried them this way…till now.
I often grill tomatoes, they are so yummy. Diane
such a simple and yummy recipe !!
Your tomatoes look perfect! This is a super yummy recipe 🙂
I love tomatoes any way I can get them, but I especially love them grilled and roasted. This dish look delicious, Pam!
Kim in MD
Simple and healthy yet full of flavor! These sound refreshing!
Beautiful! I love grilling tomatoes and topping them with a little cheese… this way sounds even better!!!
These are SO adorable! And they look absolutely delicious. I love simple little apps/sides like this 🙂
Those look absolutely delicious! I wish our green tomatoes would ripen…!
Aha…Something else to do with my many tomatoes!!! Delish!
Oh yummy! I love the flavor that the grill gives vegetables. Soaking up as much BBQin as I can while it's still summer.
So simple and yet looks delish and amazing!
I love the depth of flavor that grilling gives to tomatoes. These look so good!
Perfect for summers bounty!
How cute are those tomatoes!!! I can't believe I used to hate them. Now, my family has embraced them and we love them. And this looks like such a cute little appetizer for realizing summer nights 🙂
I love grilled tomatoes!
Sounds great, I love grilled tomatoes but these are so fancy and pretty!
These tomatoes looks SO delicious, great idea to grill them – going to give these a try!
Delicious…used 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 1/4 teaspoon zest in this recipe. A very easy, flavorful side dish…
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