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 tastes 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 that makes it through being broiled.
- Avocado oil has a high smoke point and neutral flavor. You can use your favorite oil.
- Parmesan cheese gives these broiled tomatoes a sharp and nutty flavor. Make sure you use rennet-free parmesan to keep this recipe vegetarian.
- Garlic is a great way to add depth of flavor. Feel free to adjust the amount to your personal taste.
- Oregano adds a hint of freshness.
- 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 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 pasta sauce with pasta.
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How to Make Parmesan Tomatoes
First, start by heating your broiler to high.
Next, prepare your baking sheet by lining it with foil.
Place the tomato halves on the prepared baking sheet, cut side up.
Then, brush the avocado oil on top of each tomato half.
After that, broil the tomatoes for 8 to 10 minutes.
While the tomatoes are broiling, mix together the Parmesan cheese, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
Once the tomatoes are done broiling, sprinkle the cheese mixture over them.
Finally, broil the tomatoes for an additional 3 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Broiled Parmesan Tomatoes
- 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
- 1 teaspoon fresh 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.