Mediterranean Grilled Tomatoes

    20 min

    An Italian inspired appetiser that's super-easy to make and tastes fab. Slices of tomatoes are drizzed with olive oil, sprinkled with Parmesan, oregano and garlic, before being grilled to perfection.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 4 tomatoes, cut into 5mm slices
    • 4 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon sea salt
    • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper or to taste
    • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 1 pinch monosodium glutamate (optional)
    • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
    • 60g freshly grated Parmesan cheese

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Preheat the grill. Cover a grill pan or baking tray with foil and coat with oil spray.
    2. Arrange tomato slices in a single layer on the prepared baking tray. Drizzle each slice lightly with olive oil, spreading oil evenly with finger if necessary. Season with salt, pepper, garlic, monosodium glutamate (if using) and oregano. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the top.
    3. Grill 7.5cm from the heat until cheese is browned and bubbly, 3 minutes.


    Monosodium glutamate is a flavour enhancer. If your local supermarket doesn't stock it, you can find it in Chinese/Oriental speciality stores or online.

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    use SEA SALT!!!! it is KEY to this recipe, believe it or not!! Try and use fresh tomatoes and you can even use tomatoe halves instead of slices....You may not consider tomatoes as a great side dish or a summer salad but in Italy it is common. I have always made it with tomatoes, sea salt and garlic oil and LOVE it - sometimes adding fresh basil but i am now going to try it with parmesan and a clove of garlic on each tomatoe half.  -  06 Feb 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I was in a hurry, so I deleted the MSG, substituted dried oregano for fresh, and used garlic salt. This was still the most delicious part of the meal. Very quick and easy.  -  21 Apr 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Really enjoyed this recipe. Fun (easy) to make, and delicious to eat. Like other reviewers, I skipped the MSG (why use this to begin with?!?). And, like another reviewer, I used dried Parmesan cheese (not freshly grated) - so I didn't have that problem of the cooled cheese sliding off the tomato... I served it with "Olive Blasta Pasta" (recipe also on this website) - and it was well received by everyone at our dinner gathering. Yes - I'll be making this one again.  -  18 Mar 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)