Basil Grilled Tomatoes
Basil Grilled Tomatoes are such a simple side dish I hate to even call it a recipe!
Tomatoes are a versatile summer treat fresh from the garden! Of course you can buy tomatoes in your produce department year round but those fresh from the back yard garden or the summer Farmer’s Market just taste better!
Grilling tomatoes brings out the flavor in them. I find it much easier to use my Stove top Griddle for this purpose. Just be sure to spray it first with non-stick spray for easy clean up.
Also See: Stove Top Grilled Cabbage Steaks
There is something delicious about the combination of Basil and Tomato! Growing your own Basil, then drying it and crushing it may be a process but when you top these tomatoes with your own crushed Basil, you’ll taste why you went to all that work! You can sprinkle crushed basil from a store bought shaker too! That’ll work!
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Basil Grilled Tomatoes are good with or without cheese. We have come to love our basil grilled tomatoes even better with melted Provolone. I have made this with sliced or shredded provolone and either way is fine.
The trick for making the sliced cheese fit the tomato is to cut it with a the rim of a small glass. Find a glass about the size of your tomato. Of course I still place the edges of the cheese on too, can’t waste good cheese!
Basil Grilled Tomatoes pair well as a side dish with most summer meals. They are great with our Glazed Green Beans!
Scroll down for printable recipe.
- Dried Basil
- Slice your tomatoes thick.
- Spray the griddle with non-stick spray.
- Place your tomato slices onto the griddle.
- Sprinkle each slice with your desired amount of dried Basil.
- Cook about 3 or 4 minutes until nice and hot.
- If desired, top with y our favorite type of cheese and allow it to melt.
- Serve and Enjoy!
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- Creamy Corn Chowder with Potatoes & Ham
- Watermelon Blueberry Summer Salad
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Now those tomatoes look so good especially with cheese on them!! Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and to leave such a kind comment!! Have a great Sunday!!
Super easy, but also super tasty 🙂 I loooooooooooove basil 🙂
I commented on this through another link up but am commenting again as I think it looks so tasty and easy. Thanks for being part of #WednesdaysWisdom and see you next week.
This might be an easy recipe but it looks delicious. Thanks for sharing with us t #WednesdaysWisdom see you next week!
That is one of my favourite ways to eat tomatoes! I used to add that to a slice of toast and I would have a super easy, simple, delicious lunch. Thanks for sharing! #ConfessionsLinkUp
I sure wish we would have planted tomatoes this year! Perhaps next year, and I will be coming back to your site so see great ways to eat them! Thanks for sharing at the Talented Tuesday link party!
Our plants are full of Jersey tomatoes but they haven’t ripened just yet and this post has me anxiously waiting for them to turn red! We also have an abundant crop of basil this year. I usually use a fresh basil leaf on my tomato sandwiches, but after seeing your recipe I will try grilling the tomatoes with dried basil and then adding some fresh as well. Thanks for sharing your version of this summer treat.
I saw your tomato sandwich and I’ve honestly never had just a plain tomato sandwich. I have a ton of tomatoes growing, so this will come in handy for a quick tomato treat.
Erlene, I’m in shock right now. Maybe a plain tomato sandwich or ‘mater sammich’ as it is lovingly called in these parts, is a southern thing. I honestly never considered there were folks out there who never had that treat. It’s such a simple yet delicious summer favorite. Please give it a try! We like heavy mayo on both pieces of bread, a little salt and heavy pepper.
Nothing like one fresh off the vine, warmed by the sun, juice dripping off my chin. Aaaah, the good ole days!
Lol, Melinda you are so right. I have been know to just eat a fresh tomato like an apple when they are fresh off the vine. That’s what makes those little cherry tomatoes so good!!
You’ve got me pining for a good ole Georgia tomato. Don’t tell anyone, but I’ve never found a tomato as good as the ones from my dad’s garden. A few days ago he told me he sure wished I was there to take the 5-gallon bucket full he had just picked. Basil and tomato go together like peanut butter and jelly and your grilled tomatoes look scrumptious.
If I had that 5 gallon bucket full of fresh tomatoes, I’d be in my kitchen canning them and looking forward to using them this winter! Nothing like fresh tomatoes from the home garden!!