Grilled Tomato "Burger" with Herbed Cream Cheese | Midwest Living

Grilled Tomato "Burger" with Herbed Cream Cheese

Grilled Tomato "Burger" with Herbed Cream Cheese

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Prep 15 mins
  • Grill 6 mins to 8 mins

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  • 1 8 - ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh chives
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 large very firm ripe tomatoes (about 1 pound)
  • 4 kaiser rolls or hamburger buns, split and toasted


  1. In a small bowl, beat together the cream cheese, basil, chives and garlic with an electric mixer until smooth; set aside. Slice each tomato into 4 thick slices, discarding ends. Place tomato slices in a single layer in a large grill basket.
  2. For a charcoal grill, place grill basket on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium-hot coals. Grill tomatoes 6 to 8 minutes or until just tender and starting to brown on edges, turning once. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium-hot. Place grill basket on grill rack over heat. Cover and grill as above.)
  3. To serve, spread bottoms of each roll with the herbed cream cheese mixture. Place 2 tomato slices on each roll. Add roll tops. Makes 4 sandwiches.


  • For a lower-fat version, substitute reduced-fat cream cheese for the regular cream cheese.

Nutrition Facts

(Grilled Tomato "Burger" with Herbed Cream Cheese)

Servings Per Recipe 4, sodium (mg) 488, cal. (kcal) 390, calcium (mg) 111, pro. (g) 11, vit. A (IU) 1555, iron (mg) 3, carb. (g) 37, vit. C (mg) 22, Fat, total (g) 23, chol. (mg) 62, sat. fat (g) 13, fiber (g) 3

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