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Grilled Tomatoes And Green Onions


⅓ cup olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice or wine vinegar
2 tablespoons fresh basil; chopped
1 tablespoon shallots; chopped
teaspoon salt
teaspoon freshly ground pepper
3 large firm tomatoes; cut into slices -3/4 inch thick
10 to 12 green onions; trimmed, including 4 of green tops
Sprigs of fresh basil or parsley


Position an oiled grill rack 4-6 inches above the barbecue coals.

In a small bowl stir together the oil, lemon juice or vinegar, chopped basil, shallots, salt and pepper.

Arrange the tomatoes and onions on the rack. Grill, turning them two or three times and brushing with the mixture, about 5 minutes.

Transfer the tomatoes and onions to a platter and garnish with basil and/or parsley sprigs.

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