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, 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

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