Roasted cherry tomatoes on a tray
Why It's Worth It To Make Roasted Tomatoes On The Grill Instead Of In The Oven
Roasting tomatoes in the oven can take upwards of 45 minutes to an hour or longer. To have beautifully roasted tomatoes in as little as 10 minutes, try grilling them instead.
On the grill, tomatoes are exposed to direct, intense heat that quickly caramelizes their natural sugars. This imparts a smoky, charred flavor that adds complexity to your dishes.
Opt for ripe, firm tomatoes with some heft, such as plum tomatoes like Roma or San Marzano. Slice them in half, lengthwise, and remove the core and seeds with a spoon.
Next, drizzle the tomatoes with olive oil and season with salt, pepper, and any desired herbs and spices. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat, about 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Clean the grates thoroughly so that the heat is consistent for even roasting. Then, place the tomatoes cut-side down directly on the grates for maximum surface contact.
Grill the tomatoes for five to 10 minutes per side, or until they are slightly charred and softened. You can store them in an airtight container in the fridge for a few days.