GRILLED TOMATOES WITH BASIL PUREE

Ellen Bales

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@Starwriter

Tomatoes are my favorite summertime vegetable. Or is it fruit? Well, whichever it is I love to find new ways to prepare and eat them. Grilling tomatoes is great way to make them a little different.
Recipe & photo: Greenbeandelivery.com


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Serves:

4

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Grill

Ingredients

4
ripe tomatoes
ΒΌ c
plus 2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
sea salt & freshly ground black pepper
2 clove
garlic
1 c
basil leaves

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cut the tomatoes in half crosswise, brush with 1 tsp. olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Oil the grill with 1 tsp. oil and set for high heat.
2
While the grill heats up, prepare the basil puree. Pulverize the garlic with the 1/4 cup oil in a blender. Then add the basil and a pinch of salt. Puree until smooth. The mixture should be thin enough that you can easily drizzle it over the tomatoes.
3
Place the tomatoes cut side down and grill for 3 to 5 minutes. Turn over and continue to cook for another 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from grill and drizzle with basil puree. Serve immediately.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables, Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Wheat Free