How to Grill Tomatoes

When the hubby tosses a steak on the grill, I prepare veggie kabobs. In addition to whole button mushrooms, slices of bell pepper and chunks of red onion, I like to add tomatoes to the mix.
Fresh Tomatoes. Photo Courtesy Morguefile.

Since the fruit has a tender, thin skin I've been experimenting with various ways to grill tomatoes. When secured to a skewer they seem to grill--not char--like tomatoes placed directly on the grill.

The easiest tomatoes to add to a kabob are small salad tomatoes such as cherry, grape or pear tomatoes. Just slide them onto the skewer. If you only have large, whole tomatoes available, you can grill them kabob-style too.

Start by chopping the tomato into large chunks, at least 2 1/2 to 3-inches wide. Then, drizzle the tomato with olive oil. Don't squeeze the seeds and juice out of the chunks or they will dry out during the grilling process. Finally, wedge the chunks between two other kabob items to help secure the tender tomato.

Grill the veggie kabobs on indirect heat on an upper grill rack for three to four minutes. Rotate the skewers and grill for another three to four minutes. Then, enjoy!

Have you ever grilled tomatoes? Feel free to share your ideas, tips and tricks in the comments below.

Until Next Time,
Choose Healthy!

Angela Tague
Whole Foods Living

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18 comments:

  1. I love grilled veggies! I don't think we have used tomatoes on kabobs yet. Usually it's chicken, pineapple, peppers and what ever will stay on the skewer.

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    1. Oh, I haven't tried pineapple! That sounds great! ~Angela

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    1. When my garden goes crazy growing tomatoes, I need to find ways to use them up. This is so easy and yummy!! Plus the leftovers make great pasta sauce or soup. :) ~Angela

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  3. I have two grilling baskets, one round and one square they have holes, they're non-stick and they have handles. I usually do my veggies or fruit in them.

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    1. Oh, I didn't know something like that existed! I'm not a "shopper" so I never run across fun gadgets like that. I will have to check into this! Thanks! ~Angela

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  4. Love tomatoes any which way, including grilled. I love doing them with zucchini, yellow squash, and mushrooms on skewers with olive oil and a just a little salt and pepper. YUM

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    1. Ok, now I'm realllllly getting hungry! That founds fabulous! Thanks for sharing! ~Angela

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  5. Oh my gosh - I'm SO hungry now! ;-) New follower here. I’m enjoying reading my fellow “A to Z”ers. I look forward to visiting again.

    Sylvia
    http://www.writinginwonderland.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hi Sylvia! Thanks for dropping by! ~Angela

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  6. Hello! I love grilled vegetables too, and I'm glad I'm not the only one who eats a steak once-in-awhile. LOL! I mainly stay away from red meat, but I'm not a vegetarian.

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    1. Balance is key! A mix of several food groups is important! ~Angela

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  7. Yum, love to throw whatever I have on the grill and make sure that we have some great grilled meat to accompany.

    Good to meet you on the a to Z challenge.

    Good luck with the finish.

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  8. I've grilled tomatoes on the grill, but not as kabobs. I cut them in half, drizzle a bit of olive oil, bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese on eat half and place them on the grill to warm up. Yum!

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    1. Ohhh! That sounds yummy too! Thanks for the idea! ~Angela

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  9. Yum! I love kabobs with lots of veggies, especially tomatoes. :)

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    1. Excellent! Veggies are even better when they come off the grill! Mmmmmm! ~Angela

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