Grilled & Marinated Tomatoes with Feta

Michael Solomonov marinates smoky, grilled tomatoes in olive oil with mint and red onions. The result is a fabulous make-ahead dish that can be prepared year-round with firm tomatoes. It’s wonderful with the crumbled feta over a bed of greens, alongside steak or simply with crusty bread.

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Recipe from Food & Wine America's Greatest New Cooks
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  • Servings: 8 to 10
  • Time(Other): plus overnight marinating

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  • 4 large, firm tomatoes (2 pounds), sliced crosswise 1/2 inch thick
  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 3/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/4 cup lightly packed mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon anchovy paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 6 ounces feta cheese, preferably Bulgarian, crumbled
  • Crusty sourdough bread, for serving

How to make this recipe

  1. Light a grill or preheat a grill pan. Brush the tomato slices with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill over high heat, turning once, until the tomatoes are lightly charred but still firm, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a platter and let cool completely. In a 9-by-13-inch baking dish, layer the tomatoes with the red onion and mint, overlapping the slices slightly.

  2. In a small saucepan, whisk the 1 cup of olive oil with the vinegar, sugar, anchovy paste and allspice over moderate heat until the sugar and anchovy dissolve, about 3 minutes. Let the marinade cool completely, then stir in the parsley. Pour the marinade over the tomatoes, cover and refrigerate overnight.

  3. Using a slotted spoon or spatula, transfer the tomatoes to a platter or plates. Scatter the feta over the top. Drizzle some of the marinade over the tomatoes and serve with crusty bread.

Make Ahead

The grilled tomatoes can be refrigerated in the marinade for up to 2 days.

Suggested Pairing

Vibrant, fruity Spanish rosé

Contributed By Photo © Christina Holmes

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Aggregate Rating value: 5

Review Count: 7

Worst Rating: 0

Best Rating: 5

Author Name: George C. Dariotis

Review Body: Sounds like a great summer salad.  One objection:  There is no such thing as Bulgarian Feta.  Feta is a Greek cheese.  You must be referring to feta type cheese, which is produced in other countries.

Date Published: 2016-06-28

Author Name: IchNaturally

Review Body: Perfection! It seems like the taste is out of this world and the recipe is sooo easy to follow! thank you so much!

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2016-07-06

Author Name: VitaminMePlease

Review Body: That was super delicious. I added some broiled zucchini in my recipe and it was fantastic!

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2016-07-06

Author Name: kaela933

Review Body: I think I'll give this a grill today with my pork steak! This is such an awesome recipe with that added feta cheese! Good job.

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2016-07-06

Author Name: Stardust

Review Body: Awesome! Can't wait to try this. :)

Date Published: 2016-08-26

Author Name: karlospkc89

Review Body: I've grilled tomatoes before but not as good as your recipe! I think I am going to try to marinate a few of them today and follow your cooking procedure! By the way, doesn't this kill the tomato vitamins? Thanks.

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2016-07-06

Author Name: Cheshire_Kitty

Review Body: This gives off the meaty taste while still being vegetarian. This is a good one for those who are against going vegetarian and not eating a bowl of coco puffs.

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2016-08-10

Author Name: Destiny Gdalman

Review Body: Easy and delicious. Perfect way to use up those summer tomatoes. 

Review Rating: 4

Date Published: 2016-10-25

Author Name: aquia80

Review Body: So tasty looking! Can you please share with me the temperature of your gas grill? I worried to overcooked it and lose the marinated taste.

Review Rating: 3

Date Published: 2016-07-06