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Plate of grilled tomatoes with a salad topping.

Grilled Green Tomatoes

Easy way to use up green tomatoes that have fallen from the vine without ripening. Tasty summertime side dish.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword green tomatoes grilled, grilled green tomatoes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 36 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 143kcal
Author Joe Boyle


Grilled Green Tomatoes

  • 2 or 3 medium green tomatoes , cored and sliced to 1/2 inch
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • sour cream
  • salt and pepper


  • 2 slices hearty bread , torn and toasted
  • 1 cup cilantro , coarsely chopped
  • 3 scallions , chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper , sliced
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds , (or toasted whole almonds, coarsely chopped)
  • 1 to 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste



  • Remove crust from bread, tear into small pieces and coat with olive oil.
  • Toast bread pieces in a 400° on a baking sheet for 8 minutes turning the pieces over after 4 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and cool.
  • Put coarsely chopped cilantro, scallions, jalapeno pepper, and almonds into a medium sized bowl.
  • Sprinkle with 1 or 2 tablespoons of olive oil and mix.
  • Add the cooled toasted bread and stir to mix.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.

Grilled Green Tomatoes

  • Brush the sliced tomatoes with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Place on hot grill pan, (or gas/charcoal grill) and sear for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Sear the other side of the tomatoes 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Plate 3 or 4 slices of tomatoes per plate, dab each slice with sour cream and top with salad.


  1. A drizzle of good balsamic vinegar over the whole salad would add a layer of flavor too.


Calories: 143kcal