Grilled Dilled Tomatoes

Central Asia

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By Steven Raichlen

Published 1998

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Grilled tomatoes accompany kebabs throughout Central Asia, from Iraq to the Republic of Georgia. Use smallish tomatoes (two and a half to three inches across) that are firm but ripe. Flat metal skewers work the best for holding the tomatoes, which would slip off a skinny metal skewer.


  • 8 ripe small round or plum tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tab


  1. Thread the tomatoes crosswise on the skewers, brush them with the olive oil, and season with the dill and salt and pepper to taste.

  2. Set up the grill for direct grilling and preheat to high.

  3. When ready to cook, brush and oil the grill grate. Place the skewered tomatoes on the hot grate and grill, turning as necessary with tongs, until