Nif's Grilled Tomatoes With Pesto and Cheese

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

A very yummy side to make while you are grilling your chicken or steaks. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Scoop out seeds and most of the flesh from the tomato halves.
  2. Using only half the pesto, divide pesto in each tomato half and top evenly with green onion. Mix remaining pesto with mozzarella cheese. Top each tomato half with cheese mixture.
  3. Place tomato halves on tinfoil placed on a medium hot grill. They are done with the cheese has melted and the tomatoes have heated through.
  4. Top with parley or chives.
Most Helpful

This was wonderful! I made it tonight with leftovers of this pesto recipe: I skipped the green onions and just went with the pesto, tomatoes, and cheese. I also brushed the outsides of the tomatoes with olive oil and sprinkled on some garlic salt and fresh ground black pepper. They were so pretty that I just had to take pictures. Easy to make, excellent flavor - we'll definitely make these again. Thanks for a great recipe, Nif!

MIVeggie August 01, 2011

My parents make something sorta like this. They put the cheese on then the pesto and grill them. They taste great, almost like a pizza

KinMa March 05, 2011

A quick and yummy side. Made as written using Speedy Spinach Pesto. This is a keeper and while we loved it as is am thinking it may try using other types of cheese on top. Thanks for the post.

Debbwl July 05, 2010