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These broiled tomatoes with blue cheese are one of the easiest recipes you’ll ever make – fresh sliced tomatoes, a healthy sprinkling of blue cheese and a light drizzle of olive oil – all broiled in under 5 minutes for a warm, juicy, flavor packed fresh treat.
This recipe was originally posted in October 2017. It has been updated for content and photos.
I know, broiled tomatoes with blue cheese are not a new concept, but they were new to me until recently. I mean, I love blue cheese, I love tomatoes, but I had never pieced them together. Sometimes I wonder about myself….
Discovering Broiled Blue Cheese Tomatoes with Grandma
A few weeks back I went to visit my grandma in Salisbury, MD. Much different from the hustle and bustle of the city that I’m used to, Salisbury, MD is an interesting place. It sure was nice to spend some days in the peace and quiet. And visit with grandma…oh we had such fun. Eating a fabulous French meal, enjoying some crab cakes in Ocean City, walking the beach, spending hours chatting, meeting her friends, and those oh-so-wonderful afternoon naps. Oh afternoon naps, how I miss you!
Anyway, she has a dining room in her community where you can sit and order dinner and be waited on. Broiled blue cheese tomatoes were offered as a side dish, so I went for it. These things were so good.
And here we are today.
Tomatoes, blue cheese and olive oil – that’s it. I do sprinkle just a touch of sugar on top – it helps to bring out the flavor of the blue cheese. So…I guess sugar too. But all in all, pretty basic ingredients.
You can buy the blue cheese crumbles, or crumble your own blue cheese. I get a little snobby with my blue cheese and like to buy the good stuff and crumble it myself. But any type of blue cheese will work here.
How does blue cheese taste?
Blue cheese is a very strong cheese. It is typically very creamy and crumbly with a deliciously tangy, salty, earthy taste. The flavor comes from the veins (the “mold”) of the cheese. Don’t be scared off by it. It is an incredible cheese.
And if you’ve got home grown tomatoes then you are one lucky bastard. I don’t grow my own tomatoes, but the boyfriend’s parents have more tomatoes than they can ever use, so I’m pretty much stocked during tomato season (I guess I’m the lucky bastard). The best tomatoes to use for this recipe are going to be large tomatoes, at least 3-4 inches in diameter.
How to Make Broiled Tomatoes with Blue Cheese
Slice the tomatoes in 1/2″ slices for the best results. Arrange the slices on a baking sheet and cover each tomato with the blue cheese. Sprinkle the sugar evenly across all tomatoes and drizzle with the olive oil.
How long does it take to broil tomatoes?
Place under the broiler for about 5 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and just starting to brown. They are best if served immediately while nice and hot. Note: they will burn your tongue, so I’ve “heard.”
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Broiled Blue Cheese Tomatoes
- Arrange the tomato slices on a baking sheet and cover each with blue cheese.
- Sprinkle the sugar across all tomatoes.
- Drizzle lightly with olive oil and put under the broiler until bubbling and just starting to brown.
- Serve immediately.
- Use large tomatoes, at least 3" in diameter for the best result.
- Use your favorite blue cheese crumbles for simplicity, or buy a wedge of blue cheese and crumble it yourself. Use as much or as little blue cheese as your desire. Personally, I operate on the "more is better" spectrum.
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