Grilled Tomatoes

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Grilled tomatoes are great as an appetizer, a nice vegetable side dish or just as a standalone dinner with bread and cheese. In this recipe, the tomatoes are topped with garlic, olive oil, herbs, butter and feta cheese and broiled.


  • 6 plum tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • ½ tsp coarse salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp thyme
  • ½ tsp rosemary
  • ½ tsp sage
  • ¼ tsp oregano
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • butter
  • feta cheese


  1. Cut tomatoes in half. Cut off a bit from both ends so that they don't tip over. Place on a buttered oven-proof pan or plate, large cut surface facing up.
  2. Combine garlic and salt in a mortar and grind into a smooth puree. Add olive oil and mix thoroughly.
  3. Top tomatoes with garlic puree. Sprinkle with herbs and pepper. Put a small piece of butter on top of each tomato half. Top with a slice of feta cheese.
  4. Broil under medium heat until the tomatoes start to soften, ca. 10-15 minutes. If the feta hasn't browned by then, finish under high heat until the cheese turns golden brown.

Preparation time ca. 30-45 minutes