Grilled Tomatoes Tapenade

Grilled Tomatoes TapenadeMy friend Kyle made these skewers for us one evening and we all loved them. This recipe comes from courtesy of Coastal Living. The tomatoes have such a wonderful and sweet flavor when grilled while the white balsamic and kalamata olive vinaigrette is tangy and so flavorful. I look forward to making this recipe again and again.

Grilled Tomatoes Tapenade:
Adapted recipe from For the Love of
Original recipe from courtesy of Coastal Living
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp kalamta olives, minced (or olive tapenade)
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • 2 yellow heirloom tomatoes, cut in half
  • 2 orange heirloom tomatoes, cut in half
  • 2 red tomatoes, cut in half

Grilled Tomatoes Tapenade

Whisk the first six ingredients together in a small bowl until well blended.

Cut tomatoes in half; thread evenly onto 4 skewers. Brush with half of the vinaigrette.

Grilled Tomatoes TapenadeGrill, covered, over medium-high heat (350-400 degrees) for 10 minutes, turning once. Drizzle with the remaining vinaigrette. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

Grilled Tomatoes Tapenade


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4 Responses to “Grilled Tomatoes Tapenade”

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    Cindy — December 4, 2010 @ 4:49 am

    I love grilled tomatoes when I have had them at restaurants. Thanks for the recipe


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    Rachel (teacher-chef) — August 12, 2012 @ 2:59 pm

    YUM – this looks so delicious! With all of the Summer Produce and tomatoes that are just starting to pile up, I can’t wait to enjoy this a few more times over the next few weeks. 🙂


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    Tammy — July 29, 2015 @ 8:52 pm

    If I make this in the oven or even if it is on an inside grill, do I need to wet the skewers first? Thank you in advance for your reply


    • Pam replied: — July 30th, 2015 @ 5:32 pm


      It’s a good idea to water down the skewer sticks before grilling so they don’t burn.



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