You are here: Home » Recipes » Broiled Tomatoes in Basil Vinaigrette Broiled Tomatoes in Basil Vinaigrette Recipe by Our Cookbook CollectionKitchen Tested Yield 12 pieces Prep 15 mins Cook 6 mins Concentrated tomato flavor, accented with fresh basil. Mark Boughton Photography / styling: Teresa Blackburn PrintEmail Broiling tomatoes concentrates their natural sugars, making summer tomatoes even better. Ingredients Vegetable oil for broiler pan1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil2 tablespoons red wine vinegar2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil3 bay leaves2 garlic cloves, minced1/4 teaspoon salt6 tomatoes, cut into halves horizontally Instructions Preheat broiler. Brush vegetable oil on a broiler pan. Combine olive oil, vinegar, basil, bay leaves, garlic and salt in a 13-by-9-inch baking dish. Stir until well combined. Place tomato halves cut-sides down directly on broiler pan. Broil until they start to char and blister, about 4 minutes. Using tongs or a spatula and spoon, carefully turn tomatoes over and broil 2 minutes longer. Remove tomatoes from heat and place cut-sides up in the dish with oil and vinegar mixture. Spoon some of the mixture over tomatoes. Set aside to marinate at least 1 hour, or cover and refrigerate up to 5 days. Serve at room temperature. Recipe adapted from Farmer John’s Cookbook: The Real Dirt on Vegetables (Gibbs Smith, Publisher, http://www.gibbs-smith.com, 2006).