This recipe is as much a technique as a recipe, so feel free to experiment with additional flavors or sauces. A drizzle of sherry or balsamic vinegar or a dollop pesto are good places to start.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
- 4 tomatoes
- About 1/4 olive oil (you will have some extra)
- Heat a charcoal or gas grill to medium-high heat (you can hold your hand about an inch above the grill for 3 to 4 seconds).
- Cut the tomatoes in half crosswise (along the “equator”). Lay them cut-side-up on a large baking sheet or tray. Brush the cut sides with olive oil and sprinkle themwith salt. Lay the tomatoes oiled-side-down on the grill. Close the lid if using a gas grill and cook until grill marks appear, about 5 minutes.
- Brush the other sides with oil and sprinkle them with salt. Turn the tomato halves over, close the lid on a gas grill and cook until grill marks appear on the other side, about 5 minutes.
Serve them hot or at room temperature.
Makes 4 to 8 servings Grilled Tomatoes.