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Grilled Green Tomatoes with Tomato Basil Salsa


6 unripe (green) tomatoes, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick rounds
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons fresh oregano leaves, minced
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 1/2 pounds ripe tomatoes, cored and finely chopped
1 red onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup sweet pepper, finely chopped (bell or Gypsy)
1/4 cup fresh green basil leaves, cut into ribbons
1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice
1/2 to 2 teaspoons fresh hot chile, minced (jalapeño or cayenne pepper)


  1. In a large bowl, add green tomato slices and gently mix with olive oil, half the garlic, and the oregano.
  2. Add salt and pepper to taste and set aside.
  3. Chop ripe tomatoes and put in a bowl.
  4. Add the remaining garlic, onion, red pepper, basil, lime juice, and chile.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste. Set aside. Lay green tomato slices on an oiled grill over medium heat and cover.
  6. Cook, turning once, until tomatoes are nicely browned, 6 to 10 minutes total.
  7. Arrange on a platter and spoon the ripe-tomato salsa over the top.

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