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Overhead view of slices of grilled green tomatoes and fresh mozzarella arranged in a circle on plate.

Grilled Green Tomatoes

Grilled green tomatoes, tossed in a tasty balsamic marinade and paired with succulent fresh mozzarella and basil.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Marinate 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 15 minutes
Yield:4 servings


  • large bowl with lid (or plastic wrap to cover)
  • Whisk
  • Grill
  • Tongs
  • serving plate or platter


  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 packed teaspoon brown sugar or Brown Swerve
  • ½ teaspoon salt to taste
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes optional
  • 1 pound green tomatoes sliced into ¼-inch thick rounds
  • 1 16-ounce ball fresh mozzarella sliced into ¼-inch thick rounds
  • fresh basil leaves chopped


  • Add olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, brown sugar, salt, and red pepper flakes (if using) to large bowl. Whisk well to thoroughly combine ingredients.
  • Place tomato slices in marinade and toss or flip to coat well. Cover bowl and place in refrigerator at least 1 hour.
    Green tomato slices in a large bowl with a balsamic marinade.
  • When ready, preheat grill to 400° Fahrenheit. Remove tomato slices from marinade (do not discard liquid) and place on preheated grill. Grill tomatoes 2 to 3 minutes, then flip and grill other sides 2 to 3 more minutes, until tomatoes are tender.
    Sliced green tomatoes marinated in balsamic marinade arranged on grill grate.
  • Remove tender tomato slices from grill. Arrange on platter, alternating tomato slices with mozzarella rounds. Drizzle reserved marinade over tomatoes and cheese then sprinkle with chopped basil leaves and serve.
    Overhead view of grilled green tomato slices alternating with mozzarella rounds on a plate with fresh basil.


  • Make it Keto: Use Brown Swerve instead of brown sugar. 


Serving Size: 1serving | Calories: 560kcal | Protein: 22g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 650mg | Potassium: 255mg | Total Carbs: 13g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Net Carbs: 12g | Vitamin A: 1536IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 623mg | Iron: 1mg
Recipe By:Sam Guarnieri