Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

An overabundance of vine-ripened tomatoes? Lucky you! This is the recipe you want to make. From Elizabeth David's 'A Book of Mediterranean Food'.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat broiler in oven.
  2. Have baking rack in centre rack of oven.
  3. With a sharp knife make several incisions crosswise in pulp of the tomatoes and in these, rub salt, pepper and crushed garlic.
  4. Put tomato halves, cut side up, in baking pan just large enough to hold them.
  5. Pour 1 tblsp olive oil over minced parsley and stir to coat.
  6. Distribute parsley evenly over the 8 halves, pressing down lightly.
  7. Drizzle a teaspoon of olive oil over each tomato half and cook under the grill until tomatoes have softened and are slightly charred on cut surface.
  8. Serve with grilled or roasted meats.


Most Helpful

Tomatoes, garlic & olive oil is definitely a winning combination! My husband actually did this on the gas BBQ, along with chicken breasts & a mixed veggie packet. Thanx for posting Evelyn!

CountryLady September 05, 2003

Fantastic and simple. My 11 year old son who hates tomatoes enjoyed this. Freshly grated pecorino or parmesan out of the broiler.

Rainman January 31, 2004

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