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Grilled Green Tomatoes with Creamy Basil Sauce

Make use of unripened green tomatoes, grilled and dressed with basil sauce, in this simple side that goes well with fried chicken or grilled steak.

  • Servings: 4
Grilled Green Tomatoes with Creamy Basil Sauce

Source: Everyday Food, July/August 2010


  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 3 green tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper


  1. Heat a grill or grill pan to medium-high. Clean and lightly oil hot grill. In a food processor, combine mayonnaise, basil, garlic, and lemon juice, and process until basil is finely chopped and sauce is smooth (add 1 to 2 teaspoons water if needed). Cut green tomatoes into 1/2-inch-thick slices, brush with vegetable oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill until lightly charred and softened, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a platter and spoon sauce over top.

Reviews (1)

  • britnym 19 Sep, 2011

    Absolutely delicious!!! We have many green tomatoes in our garden that haven't turned yet and may not now that is starting to get colder and this is such a great use for them. I made this for a family birthday BBQ and everyone couldn't get enough!

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