Broiled Tomato and Mozzarella Cheese Fans

“Equally good as a side dish or a light lunch. Can be lightened up by using low-fat mozzarella cheese if desired. Note: cooking time does not include 30 minutes refrigeration time.”
READY IN:
20mins
SERVES:
4
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Stir together oil, vinegar, garlic, basil, oregano, salt and pepper flakes in medium-size shallow dish.
  2. Add cheese slices, overlapping if necessary, and turning to coat completely with oil.
  3. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat broiler.
  5. Make 3 equally spaced vertical cuts in each tomato, starting from bottom and not cutting all the way through tomato (so tomato can "fan").
  6. Insert a cheese slice into each cut.
  7. Place tomatoes in shallow flameproof baking dish.
  8. Brush with any remaining marinade.
  9. Broil tomatoes 6 inches from heat until cheese is melted and lightly browned and tomatoes are heated through, about 6 to 8 minutes.
  10. Pour any pan juices over tomatoes before serving.

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