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Grilled Tomato Salad

The tomatoes in this tomato salad recipe are seared, giving them a sweet, juicy flavor and an attractive look. The grilled tomatoes are mixed with a delicious basil, lemon and garlic dressing. A dash of Worcestershire sauce is added to the dressing to give it a rich, spicy taste.

This tomato salad makes a great side dish and goes perfectly with any grilled meat recipe or grilled fish recipe. It can be served either warm or cold and keeps in the refrigerator if there is any left over. Vine-ripened tomatoes are the best type to use in this grilled tomato recipe because they are more flavorful than regular tomatoes and have a deeper red color but you can use any tomatoes if a vine-ripened variety is unavailable.

As you probably know, tomatoes are technically a fruit and not a vegetable, but their flavor makes them perfect for savory recipes such a salads, stews and even grilling. Some vegetables will fall apart on the grill but not tomatoes. They hold together very nicely. They just need to be seared until they are golden brown, then served hot, either with bread or perhaps with other salad ingredients, or maybe even as an accompaniment for your favorite egg dish because tomatoes and eggs have a special affinity. Serve these with an omelet or scrambled eggs to add a gourmet touch to your plate. Use good quality tomatoes here if you can get them because they are the main ingredient and grilling will coax out an amazing flavor from them. Organic tomatoes are usually very good.

Tomato Salad
Summary: Fresh tomatoes are flavored with lemon, basil, garlic, and Worcestershire sauce. They are then seared to char-grilled beauty on the grill, boasting an incredible flavor.
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Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 5
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Ingredients
  • 5 quartered tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ loaf crusty bread, in 5 pieces
  • 2 minced cloves garlic
  • ½ cup chopped fresh basil
  • 3 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat the grill to moderate and clean the grill rack.
  2. Whisk together the garlic, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce and olive oil.
  3. Add the basil. Season the tomatoes with some salt and black pepper.
  4. When the grill is hot, sear the tomatoes, turning them often until they are browned all over.
  5. Toss them in the lemon juice mixture.
  6. Divide the grilled tomato salad between 5 serving plates and serve with the bread.

Photo Description:

A Picture of grilled tomatoes used to make our grilled tomato salad. A light and refreshing salad – this is the perfect thing to do with tomatoes fresh out of the garden.

Tomato – to·ma·to

Pronounced: (tè mã tõ, má-), n., pl. -toes.

Any number of plants belonging to the genus Lycopersicon, of the nightshade family of plants. The tomato is originally native to Mexico, Central and South America, especial the widely cultivated genus L. lycopersicum.

The tomato bears a mildly acid, pulpy, typically red fruit. It can be eaten raw or cooked as a many variation of pasta sauces. Can be eaten in the green state as is common in many caned relishes. Also comes in yellow and orange.

Tomato: refers to both the fruit itself and the plant. Tomatoes are best grown in hot, humid areas with long growing season, but can be grown pretty much anywhere with accommodations.
 


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Christine Szalay-Kudra


Hello and welcome to Amazing Salad Recipes. My name is Christine and I'm delighted you are visiting. I started this blog because salad is such an important dish. It can be a side dish or a whole meal, and there are so many type I love to prepare and serve to my family, helping them get all their nutrients as well as having something they can really enjoy.


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