Broiled Tomatoes


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Broiled tomatoes are incredibly delicious and ready in mere minutes!

This is a great way to enjoy the bounty of fresh summer tomatoes and they’re perfect served as a side or even on toast as lunch!

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Broiled tomatoes need just a few ingredients and have heaps of flavor.

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Ingredients/Variations

TOMATOES
Fresh garden or farmer’s market tomatoes are great in this recipe but of course ripe supermarket tomatoes work too.

The tomatoes should be ripe but still very slightly firm.

TOPPING
Herbs and fresh garlic are brushed for great flavor. We top these with shredded mozzarella, and Parmesan.

If you have fresh herbs (parsley and basil are favorites) sprinkle them on top after cooking.

EXTRAS
A drizzle of balsamic vinegar reduction is great with these too!

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How to Broil Tomatoes

Broiled tomatoes are the perfect juicy appetizer and ready in just minutes!

  1. Slice tomatoes.
  2. Brush each side of tomatoes with oil, garlic, and seasonings (per recipe below).
  3. Sprinkle cheeses on top of each tomato and broil.

Tips:

  • Ensure tomatoes are ripe but not mushy.
  • Cut the slices fairly thick so the cheese melts and gets bubbly without the tomatoes getting mushy.
  • Shred your own cheeses, pre-shredded cheeses have additives to keep them from clumping and they don’t melt as well.
  • Fresh herbs are best added after cooking.

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What to Serve with Broiled Tomatoes

There are so many different options for broiled tomatoes!

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Review Recipe

Broiled Tomatoes

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
These Broiled Tomatoes are cheesy, flavorful, and are ready in 10 minutes!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound large ripe tomatoes room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 3 ounces mozzarella cheese
  • 1 ounce parmesan cheese

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Instructions

  • Slice tomatoes ¾ " thick.
  • Combine olive oil, garlic, and Italian seasoning. Brush over each side of the tomatoes and place on a baking sheet.
  • Top with cheeses.
  • Place oven rack on the top rack and preheat broiler to 500°F.
  • Broil tomatoes 2-3 minutes or just until cheeses are browned and bubbly.

Recipe Notes

Ensure tomatoes are ripe but not mushy.
Cut the slices fairly thick so the cheese melts and gets bubbly without the tomatoes getting mushy.
Shred your own cheeses, pre-shredded cheeses have additives to keep them from clumping and they don’t melt as well.
Fresh herbs are best added after cooking.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 145, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 22mg, Sodium: 253mg, Potassium: 285mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 1144IU, Vitamin C: 16mg, Calcium: 211mg, Iron: 1mg
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