Grilled Tomatoes with Blue Cheese Slices and Basil Pesto

30min 4 servings

12 Capri, Baby Roma or Cherry tomatoes
2 tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
3 tbsp basil pesto or olive tapenade
3 slices of Castello Blue

Grilled Tomatoes with Blue Cheese Slices and Basil Pesto

Preparation

Prepare the grill to medium high heat. Trim off the top ¼-inch of the tomatoes. Brush with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place the tomatoes cut side down on the grill and cook until they soften and begin to caramelize. Gently turn it over and place on a heating platter for the grill. Brush the tops of the tomatoes with pesto or tapenade. Top with broken pieces of blue cheese slices. Return plate to the grill, close top and heat until cheese begins to soften (approx. 3 minutes). Serve warm or room temperature.

Tip: 
Not barbecuing? Broil the tomatoes until they begin to caramelize, then top with basil or tapenade and blue cheese. Return to the oven for about 3 minutes, just until the blue cheese softens and covers the top of the tomatoes.

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