Grilled Tomatoes with Zesty Italian and Cheese

Grilled Tomatoes with Zesty Italian and Cheese

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Melted Cheese on top of Grilled Tomatoes with drizzled Italian Dressing makes the most wonderful summer side or appetizer to any meal. Perfect for potlucks and summer dinners.

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Grilled Tomatoes

Reasons to Love these Grilled tomatoes

  • They are easy to make
  • The perfect side dish for grilled recipes
  • A great way to put fresh tomatoes to use – especially ones picked from the garden
  • Done and on your plate in 20 minutes
  • Easy to add your own personal touch with so many different toppings

cheesy grilled tomatoes

FAQ’s

What Can I Serve Alongside Grilled Tomatoes

  • pasta salad
  • grilled meats
  • corn on the cob
  • potato salad
  • cowboy beans
  • 3 bean salad

What are some topping ideas for Grilled Tomatoes?

  • purple onion
  • balsamic vinegar
  • fresh cilantro
  • fresh thyme
  • fresh oregano
  • fresh basil
  • feta cheese
  • ricotta cheese
  • greek pitted and sliced olives
  • grilled zucchini
  • fresh mozzarella
  • seasoned bread crumbs
  • cracked peppercorn

Make-Ahead and Storage

Can Grilled Tomatoes be Made Ahead of Time

Personally, I think these tomatoes are best served right away as they are still warm and the cheese is melted on top

How long will Cooked Grilled Tomatoes Last in the Fridge?

Leftovers: As a rule, cooked tomatoes can be covered and refrigerated for up to 5 days

Reheating: You can reheat grilled tomatoes on the grill, in the oven, or in the microwave. Cook or bake until warmed through

grilled tomatoes with cheese

Tips and Tricks:

  • if you are using kosher salt to salt the tomatoes on sprinkle a small amount on each tomato as kosher salt packs a lot of flavors
  • and great spices to add more flavor to these tomatoes are basil, garlic powder, onion powder, or oregano
  • if you are grilling these at a campsite, a disposable aluminum pan with a lid for leftovers is a great shortcut and means fewer dishes to clean

Here’s what you’ll need to make these grilled tomatoes 

Ingredients 

  • Roma Tomatoes – Roma or Beefsteak tomatoes are best because of their firm skin
  • Salt to taste
  • Zesty Italian Dressing
  • Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Chopped fresh basil and chives – if you only have dried herbs, you can use those

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How do You Grill Tomatoes?

Instructions: 

  1. Preheat grill to medium heat or medium-high heat
  2. Place the tomato halves into the foil pan with the cut side up
  3. salt
  4. Drizzle the dressing evenly over the tops
  5. Sprinkle the cheeses evenly on the top of the tomatoes
  6. Place the pan onto the grill and close the lid
  7. Grill for about 15 minutes or until the cheese has melted through
  8. Add the herbs to the top of the tomatoes and serve warm

Other Grilling Recipes

Delicious Grilled Naan Pizza 

Easy Make Ahead Western Skillet Campfire Breakfast Hash

 

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grilled tomatoes with cheese

Grilled Tomatoes with Zesty Italian and Cheese


  • Author: Melissa
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 10-12 servings 1x

Description

Cheesy grilled tomatoes for a delicious side or appetizer.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • About 6 Roma Tomatoes cut in half
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup of Zesty Italian Dressing
  • 1 cup of Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1/4 cup of Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Chopped fresh basil and chives – can substitute dried herbs
  • other ideas for toppings…
  • garlic flavored bread crumbs
  • olive oil
  • minced garlic

Instructions

  1. Preheat grill to medium heat or medium-high heat
  2. Place the tomato halves into the foil pan with the cut side up
  3. salt
  4. Drizzle the dressing evenly over the tops
  5. Sprinkle the cheeses evenly on the top of the tomatoes
  6. Place the pan onto the grill and close the lid
  7. Grill for about 15 minutes or until the cheese has melted through
  8. Add the herbs to the top of the tomatoes and serve warm

Notes

What Can I Serve Alongside Grilled Tomatoes

  • pasta salad
  • grilled meats
  • corn on the cob
  • potato salad
  • cowboy beans
  • 3 bean salad

What are some topping ideas for Grilled Tomatoes?

  • purple onion
  • balsamic vinegar
  • fresh cilantro
  • fresh thyme
  • fresh oregano
  • fresh basil
  • feta cheese
  • ricotta cheese
  • greek pitted and sliced olives
  • grilled zucchini
  • fresh mozzarella
  • seasoned bread crumbs
  • cracked peppercorn

Make-Ahead and Storage

Can Grilled Tomatoes be Made Ahead of Time

Personally, I think these tomatoes are best served right away as they are still warm and the cheese is melted on top

How long will Cooked Grilled Tomatoes Last in the Fridge?

Leftovers: As a rule, cooked tomatoes can be covered and refrigerated for up to 5 days

Reheating: You can reheat grilled tomatoes on the grill, in the oven, or in the microwave. Cook or bake until warmed through

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes

 

~Melissa – RecipesPassedDown

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