How to Fire Roast Tomatoes

READY IN: 20mins
SERVES: 1-10


  • roma tomato, any amount needed (work best because they have dense, meaty flesh and few seeds that hold up well on the grill)


  • Slice the tomatoes in half lengthwise (from stem to tip) and brush the cut sides with olive oil. Place the tomatoes cut side down over a medium flame on a gas grill. If using a charcoal grill, place the tomatoes in the middle of the grill over briquettes that are medium-hot.
  • When the tomatoes develop dark char marks (about 5 to 8 minutes depending on size and heat of grill). Continue cooking until the skins begin to blacken in spots. Then, remove the tomatoes from the grill, pile them in a bowl, tightly cover with plastic wrap and set aside.
  • When the tomatoes are cool enough to handle, peel off the blackened skins and dice the flesh, making sure to reserve the juices.
  • Use immediately or pack tomatoes in a freezer proof container with juices.