Grilled Tomato Recipe for your Griddle

Grilled tomatoes on a griddle impart a delicious smoky flavor, making them a versatile and flavorful addition to various dishes. Here's a simple recipe for grilled tomatoes:


  • 4 large tomatoes, preferably Roma or beefsteak
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh basil leaves for garnish (optional)


  1. Preheat the Griddle:

    • Preheat your griddle over medium-high heat. Make sure it's well-heated before adding the tomatoes.
  2. Prepare the Tomatoes:

    • Wash and pat dry the tomatoes.
    • Slice the tomatoes into 1/2-inch thick rounds.
  3. Season the Tomatoes:

    • In a bowl, mix together olive oil, minced garlic, dried oregano, dried basil, salt, and pepper.
    • Brush both sides of each tomato slice with the seasoned olive oil mixture.
  4. Grill the Tomatoes:

    • Place the tomato slices on the preheated griddle. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until grill marks appear, and the tomatoes are slightly softened.
  5. Check for Doneness:

    • Keep an eye on the tomatoes to prevent them from becoming too mushy. They should be tender but still hold their shape.
  6. Garnish and Serve:

    • Once grilled, transfer the tomatoes to a serving plate.
    • Garnish with fresh basil leaves if desired.
  7. Serve Hot or Cold:

    • Grilled tomatoes can be served hot as a side dish or allowed to cool and served as part of salads, sandwiches, or pasta dishes.

Optional: Balsamic Glaze Drizzle

For an extra burst of flavor, you can drizzle a balsamic glaze over the grilled tomatoes before serving.

To make Balsamic Glaze:

  • In a small saucepan, heat 1/2 cup of balsamic vinegar over medium heat.
  • Simmer until it reduces by half and has a syrupy consistency.

Drizzle the balsamic glaze over the grilled tomatoes for an added layer of sweetness and acidity.

Enjoy the rich, smoky flavor of grilled tomatoes as a versatile and delicious addition to your meals!