These Broiled Tomatoes with Parmesan are an easy to make crave-worthy side dish that is perfect for summer! With just 5-ingredients and 5 minutes of hands on time, this is a recipe you will make all season long.
I can't say that summer is my favorite time of year, but I do so enjoy the produce. Zucchini, basil....and my favorite, tomatoes.
I mourn fresh summer tomatoes when they are gone, so I always make sure I enjoy them when I can.
Though these broiled tomatoes look and taste special, it is actually really simple.
In fact, the hands on time is less than five minutes! But the taste....incredible.
Give it a try, and let me know what you think.
- Plum tomatoes have a very vibrant flavor profile an hold up beautifully when broiled. If you want to use a larger tomatoes, you can slice the tomatoes thick.
- Avocado oil has a high smoke point and neutral flavor. You can use your favorite oil. Olive oil is fine, but I don't recommend extra virgin olive oil due to the low smoke point.
- Parmesan cheese gives these broiled tomatoes a sharp and nutty flavor. Make sure you use rennet-free parmesan to keep these broiled tomatoes with cheese vegetarian.
- Garlic is a great way to add depth of flavor. Feel free to adjust the amount to your personal taste.
- Oregano adds a pop of flavor. Fresh herbs add a nice touch, but most if the time I use dried.
- Sea salt and black pepper help to bring out all the flavors in this dish.
Tips and Tricks
- Make sure to use ripe tomatoes for this recipe, as they will have the most flavor.
- Broil the tomatoes on a high setting so that they get nicely charred.
- Keep a close eye on the tomatoes towards the end of the cooking time as they can go from perfect to mushy and blackened very quickly.
Broiled Parmesan Tomatoes also make a great appetizer when served with bread or crackers.
How Long Do Broiled Parmesan Tomatoes Last?
Broiled parmesan tomatoes will last about three days when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
What is the Best Way To Reheat This Recipe?
I recommend reheating this recipe in the oven. I have found that the microwave tends to make the tomatoes mushy.
Can I Freeze This Recipe?
This recipe would still be safe to eat if frozen, but the taste and texture would suffer.
If you have leftovers you need to freeze, I recommend that you plan to serve them as a rustic sauce with pasta.
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How to Make Parmesan Tomatoes
20-Minute Broiled Tomatoes with Parmesan
- 3 plum tomatoes halved
- ½ tablespoon avocado oil
- 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese rennet-free to keep this vegetarian
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic less if you don’t love garlic
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- Preheat broiler to high.
- Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and place tomato halves, cut side up. Brush with avocado oil.
- Broil for 8 to 10 minutes.
- In a small bowl combine cheese, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper. Sprinkle over tomatoes. Broil for an additional 3 minutes.