This Italian inspired appetizer is quick, tasty, and beautiful to the eye. Tomato slices are drizzled with olive oil, then sprinkled and broiled with parmesan cheese, oregano, and garlic.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat your oven's broiler. Cover a broiler pan or baking sheet with aluminum foil, and coat with non-stick cooking spray.

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  • Arrange tomato slices in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle each slice lightly with olive oil, spreading oil evenly with finger if necessary. Season with salt, pepper, garlic, monosodium glutamate (if using), and oregano. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the top.

  • Broil, 3 inches from the heat until cheese is browned and bubbly, 3 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

231.8 calories; protein 8.6g 17% DV; carbohydrates 7.4g 2% DV; fat 19.2g 30% DV; cholesterol 16.5mg 6% DV; sodium 805mg 32% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
02/07/2006
use SEA SALT!!!! it is KEY to this recipe believe it or not!! Try and use fresh tomatoes and you can even use tomatoe halves instead of slices....You may not consider tomatoes as a great side dish or a summer salad but in Italy it is common. I have always made it with tomatoes sea salt and garlic oil and LOVE it - sometimes adding fresh basil but i am now going to try it with parmesan and a clove of garlic on each tomatoe half. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/25/2005
easy took longer to cook than mentioned and tasted ok but not a great recipe. it was also really harsh on the stomache. make sure not to eat it alone. Read More
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49 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
02/06/2006
use SEA SALT!!!! it is KEY to this recipe believe it or not!! Try and use fresh tomatoes and you can even use tomatoe halves instead of slices....You may not consider tomatoes as a great side dish or a summer salad but in Italy it is common. I have always made it with tomatoes sea salt and garlic oil and LOVE it - sometimes adding fresh basil but i am now going to try it with parmesan and a clove of garlic on each tomatoe half. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2003
I was in a hurry so I deleted the MSG substituted dried oregano for fresh and used garlic salt. This was still the most delicious part of the meal. Very quick and easy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2006
Really enjoyed this recipe. Fun (easy) to make and delicious to eat. Like other reviewers I skipped the MSG (why use this to begin with?!?). And like another reviewer I used dried Parmesan cheese (not freshly grated) - so I didn't have that problem of the cooled cheese sliding off the tomato... I served it with "Olive Blasta Pasta" (recipe also on this website) - and it was well received by everyone at our dinner gathering. Yes - I'll be making this one again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/07/2010
I make something similar but generally during the summer when the quality of tomatoes is so much better. I also usually just roast them briefly in a hot oven. I have a good amount of Roma tomatoes left over after the Christmas holiday and this was the perfect use for some of them. I went a little lighter on the Parmesan and oregano and added some fresh parsley. Very pretty and very tasty and I think I actually prefer this method of broiling the tomatoes rather than oven baking them. The topping gets all nice and golden without the tomatoes overcooking. I didn't use the MSG not necessarily because I have anything against it but because I don't buy it. We really enjoyed this fresh easy and healthy side dish which also serves as a colorful garnish! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2007
This is one of my top ten recipes. I've been making these for years and love them as a snack side dish or appetizer. Do not put in the MSG but add a dash of lemon pepper or lemon juice for extra pow. Top with a little mozzarella cheese then serve on top of some crunchy bread. YUM! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2007
I made this as a side dish to a grilled chicken dinner for dinner with friends. It was so awesome that eveybody's response was almost too much for the dinner table. I used fresh basil and used the jarred parmesan romano combo. I find it melts better and stays soft. This is a wonderful way to use those summer tomatoes. It has a fresh and flavorful taste. The dish is also beautiful if layered when assembling. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2011
I didnt use msg and they turned out great! I have to say I didnt actually measure any ingredients rather just put on how much I thought I would like. Very nice quick side dish or snack. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/05/2011
This was good but I overcooked it so the tomatoes were too mushy and think it would be better with a semisoft cheese on top. It definitely doesn't work with a "melty" cheese on top. Too hard to cut through. Will make again but maybe with a goat cheese? Great use for all those fall tomatoes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/11/2004
This was a quick and easy side dish to the pork chops and mashed potatoes I made for dinner tonight. You can really play around with the ingredients to suit your taste with this recipe. I didn't measure out the seasonings but rather seasoned to taste. I added some basil and a bit of garlic powder and didn't quite have enough parmesan cheese but it still turned out very well! Quick easy and quite a compliment to any main dish. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/25/2005
easy took longer to cook than mentioned and tasted ok but not a great recipe. it was also really harsh on the stomache. make sure not to eat it alone. Read More
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