August 13, 2015

Parmesan Basil Grilled Tomatoes

Parmesan Basil Grilled Tomatoes
Ever since Troy and I had a place of our own, we have been growing our own tomatoes. There is nothing that you can buy at the store that tastes like homegrown tomatoes. They are so sweet, bright red in color and pair well will almost every meal.

Parmesan Basil Grilled Tomatoes
My whole life, my parents have been growing their own tomatoes as well so I have grown accustomed to awesome tasting tomatoes. Our garden produces a huge amount of tomatoes which we are so lucky to have. We eat tomatoes in our lunch and/or dinners every single day and rarely get sick of them.

Parmesan Basil Grilled Tomatoes
By the end of the summer, we usually have so many tomatoes that we end up making a bunch of tomato sauce, freezing the tomatoes to use later or last year, we made 3 ginormous batches of homemade canned salsa.

One of my favorite recipes using tomatoes is grilled tomatoes. They become even sweeter, very juicy and just taste amazing. Throw them on the grill for a side dish for any meal. Toss on some hand-grated parmesan cheese, garlic and fresh basil, you have yourself an amazing dish. I may or may not have eaten 3 large tomatoes for this meal- whoops!

When it is not too hot outside, we love to eat outside and these tomatoes would be great for an outdoor meal.

Parmesan Basil Grilled Tomatoes

Parmesan Basil Grilled Tomatoes

Serving size: 1 tomato
Servings: 4
Prep time: 2 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes

4 large tomatoes (homegrown or from the Farmer's market if possible)
1/3 cup shredded quality Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
About 1-2 teaspoons garlic powder

1. Cut the core out the tomato plus some of the inside and discard.
2. Place tomatoes on the grill, sprinkle with garlic powder and fill with Parmesan cheese.
3. Grill for about 8-10 minutes or until tomatoes are soft and cheese is melted.
4. Top with chopped basil and serve!

Parmesan Basil Grilled Tomatoes
If you haven't tried grilled tomatoes, I highly recommend doing so. My husband who is not a big fan of grilled tomatoes (what a weirdo...) or fresh basil loved this recipe. So did my 10 month old baby girl! I gave her pieces of the cooked tomato without the skin and she ate it all up.

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