Make Ahead

Quick Broiled Tomato Slices

July 30, 2010
4.5 Stars
Author Notes

I had one ripe Brandywine tomato left in the bowl last night, and wanted to add some spark to our dinner. The other ingredients are all "use what you've got." These were a winner! —ChefJune

  • Serves 2
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Swiss cheese (we love Comté, the French version of Gruyère)
  • 1 small shallot, finely chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried herbes de Provence
  • a few grinds of white pepper
  • 1 large ripe heirloom tomato, sliced crosswise into 4 slices
In This Recipe
  1. Heat your broiler. Place a sheet of aluminum foil (shiny side down) on a baking sheet. Place the tomato slices on the sheet.
  2. Combine all the ingredients except the tomato slices in a bowl and mix well.
  3. Mound 1/4 of the topping on each tomato slice. Use the back of a spoon to press down and evenly spread the cheese mixture over the tomato.
  4. Broil about 4 inches from the heat until the mixture is browned and bubbling (about 3 minutes). Serve immediately.

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  • JanetFL
  • dymnyno
  • ChefJune
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3 Reviews

JanetFL March 23, 2015
Making this tonight. Have one lonely tomato and all of the remaining ingredients. Thank you!
ChefJune March 23, 2015
Hope you like it!
dymnyno July 30, 2010
Sounds like something that would be great for lunch too!