Skillet-Seared Tomatoes with Melted Gruyere

Skillet-Seared Tomatoes with Melted Gruyere

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From: EatingWell Magazine, August/September 2005

Serve these as a savory side dish to chicken or steak, to complement a meatless meal or as a sandwich on toasted whole-grain bread. A pinch of sugar helps balance the tomatoes' acidity.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 large ripe but firm plum tomatoes, halved lengthwise (about 1¼ pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 medium clove garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon sugar, (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ cup shredded Gruyere, Comte, fontina or mozzarella cheese
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste


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  1. Heat a 12-inch heavy stainless-steel or cast-iron skillet over medium heat until hot enough to sizzle a drop of water. Add oil. Arrange tomatoes cut-side down in the pan and cook, uncovered, until just tender and the undersides are darkened, 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Mix parsley and garlic in a small bowl.
  3. Using a wide spatula, carefully turn each tomato cut-side up. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Sprinkle each tomato with sugar (if using), salt and pepper, followed by equal portions of the parsley mixture and shredded cheese. Cover and cook until the cheese is melted, about 2 minutes. Serve warm.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 178 calories; 14 g fat(5 g sat); 2 g fiber; 7 g carbohydrates; 7 g protein; 26 mcg folate; 22 mg cholesterol; 4 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 1,233 IU vitamin A; 40 mg vitamin C; 216 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 299 mg sodium; 345 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (67% daily value), Vitamin A (25% dv), Calcium (22% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 1½ vegetable, 1 high-fat meat, 1 fat

Reviews 1

August 25, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
We found this recipe when we were looking for low carb ideas. It was so easy and delicious. My 12 year old wanted more! Make sure you use firm tomatoes.
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