Grilled Blue Cheese and Herb Stuffed Tomatoes

January 16, 2013

GrillGrrrl.com always keeps things fresh and interesting on the grill. Here, she takes an ordinary tomato and transforms it into a perfect accompaniment for steak.

stuffed tomatoes with arugula

These stuffed tomatoes pair perfectly with a nice steak and a glass of red wine.

I’m always looking for fun veggie side dishes to put on the grill to compliment whatever main course I am a making. Tomatoes, stuffed with blue cheese, grilled to melted and charred perfection are the perfect compliment to a nice steak. Throw in some fresh herbs, a dash of balsamic and some fresh grated sea salt and pepper, and you have yourself the perfect grilled side dish that is as colorful on the plate as it is tasty!

 

Ingredients: (serves 4)

  • 4 medium sized tomatoes
  • 6 oz blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1 bunch fresh herbs- oregano and basil work well
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • sea salt- to taste
  • fresh ground pepper- to taste

 

Directions:

Cut out the middle of the tomatoes so there is adequate room to stuff them. Layer cheese, herbs and a splash of balsamic in the middle. Finish with salt and pepper. Grill on a medium heat grill (350 degrees +) until the cheese is melted and the tomatoes have begun to slightly char on the bottom, about 5 minutes. (Keep the grill cover closed while grilling to retain heat). Add additional cheese and herbs if you like before serving. Pair with your favorite main course for a nice colorful presentation!

 

Source: GrillGrrrl.com

 

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