Grilled Tomato Burger with Herbed Cream Cheese
- Makes: 4 servings
- Prep 15 mins
- Grill 6 mins to 8 mins
cream cheese, softened
snipped fresh basil
snipped fresh chives
clove garlic, minced
large very firm ripe tomatoes (about 1 pound)
kaiser rolls or hamburger buns, split and toasted
- 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.
- 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.)
- 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.
(Grilled Tomato "Burger" with Herbed Cream Cheese)Servings Per Recipe 4, calcium (mg) 111, sodium (mg) 488, vit. A (IU) 1555, pro. (g) 11, cal. (kcal) 390, carb. (g) 37, sat. fat (g) 13, fiber (g) 3, iron (mg) 3, chol. (mg) 62, vit. C (mg) 22, Fat, total (g) 23