This easy, fragrant, warm side dish will make your mouth water...good luck getting it to the plate!

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a small bowl, mix together basil, thyme, salt, and white pepper. Mix in 5 teaspoons olive oil to make a spreadable paste. Spread paste on cut side of each tomato half.

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  • Heat remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in small skillet over medium-low heat. Place tomatoes herb-side down in skillet, and cover. Simmer for 5 minutes; tomatoes should be hot but not stewed. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

259 calories; protein 1.7g 3% DV; carbohydrates 7.1g 2% DV; fat 25.9g 40% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 588.6mg 24% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2008
My favorite alternative to salad!:) But I add cheese & bake these in the toaster oven. I drizzle the tomato halves w/ olive oil sprinkle on some shredded cheese - then top w/ the seasonings called for. Bake at 300 for about 5 minutes. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/05/2008
The cooking method itself is definitely worth trying again and this was a pretty addition to the plate. However even tho' I cut way back on the herbs this still was a little overpowering for my taste. In the future I will either use fresh herbs or cut back even further on the dried. I used red ripe tomatoes as the Roma were only pinkish in my market and sliced them about 1/2" thick which was just perfect for both heating and serving them. Read More
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  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2008
My favorite alternative to salad!:) But I add cheese & bake these in the toaster oven. I drizzle the tomato halves w/ olive oil sprinkle on some shredded cheese - then top w/ the seasonings called for. Bake at 300 for about 5 minutes. Read More
(45)
Rating: 3 stars
05/05/2008
The cooking method itself is definitely worth trying again and this was a pretty addition to the plate. However even tho' I cut way back on the herbs this still was a little overpowering for my taste. In the future I will either use fresh herbs or cut back even further on the dried. I used red ripe tomatoes as the Roma were only pinkish in my market and sliced them about 1/2" thick which was just perfect for both heating and serving them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2006
These tomatoes were great! Although they got even better when I added Mozzarella Cheese. There was enough herbage for four tomatoes even better. These were fabuloso!! Breakfast Lunch or Dinner!!! Complements any dish. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/15/2008
This is a great idea but I think the seasoning measurements are way off! This is a huge waste of basil and thyme. Cut down on these spices by a lot! I think the tablespoons might have been teaspoons in the original recipe. Also we felt like this really lacked salt. We ended up adding a lot afterwards. Additionally cooking them over medium-low heat was pointless. We think that if they were seered over very high heat or perhaps cooked on a grill they would have been much better. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2008
i thought these were great and i sliced my tomatoes in abt. 1/4" slices. i also added 1/2 tsp onion powder. be careful to keep an eye on them while they cook--i got busy and forgot them--and accidently stewed the majority of them which tastes pretty foul. also there is a LOT of paste so either dbl. the number of tomatoes or cut the ingredients for the paste part of the recipe by half. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2009
This is a tasty dish. This is my second time preparing this tasty dish. In my first review I suggested to reduce the amount of basil and thyme by half. Instead of white pepper I used black pepper. I used cherry tomatoes instead of plum or Roma tomatoes and I dipped them in the basil and thyme mixture before frying them in a wok in olive oil. It turned out great! I accompanied this pleasant side-dish with Dijon mashed potatoes pork in mushroom Dijon sauce and Cajun deviled eggs which contain lots of Dijon. Great combination! Great meal! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/15/2006
These were good. I used italian seasoning because I had it in the cupboard. Try to spread the paste thinly on the tomato or it is a little pungent. I did put mozzerella on and it was good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2006
I made these several times in the past 2 weeks. I used smallish roma tomatoes seeded and left to drain on a paper towel since another review warned they could be over-moist and I hate the seeds anyways. I initially halved the recipe but had enough for 4 roma tomatoes. They smell beautiflu when cooking and the taste of all the herbs is not as strong as it my seem. A great very easy way to add veggies to my breakfast. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2006
DELICIOUS. i made them in slices and cut the cooking time and they were a big hit. very flavorful; a perfect appetizer. Read More
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