Balsamic Tomato Slices

Last week on Pinterest I ran across this post. It was a photo of a pan of tomatoes and some sparse directions. There was not a link to take you to the original source. Apparently it was taken and added with a phone with no other reference. Well, the photo looked yummy and I decided to give it a try. Since there wasn’t any amounts in the recipe listed, I came up with my own. After tasting it, I decided it was well worth sharing. 

We are so fortunate to just be down the road from a great farm stand where I was able to buy large delicious tomatoes.

Balsamic Tomato Slices

2 large beefy tomatoes
Balsamic Vinegar
1 bag of Spinach
2 Tablespoons fresh minced garlic
Dash or two of olive oil
1 2-cup bag of shredded Italian Cheese
Fresh ground salt and pepper

Slice two tomatoes in to thick slices and place on cookie sheets. Drizzle Balsamic Vinegar on each of the slices. Let marinate for 1 hour. Bake tomatoes on 350 degrees for 7 minutes.

Add olive oil to a large skillet. Warm on medium-high heat. Add garlic and stir until the garlic is mixed well with the oil.  Remove the long stems from the spinach and add the entire bag to the garlic oil. Saute until spinach is lightly cooked.

Remove tomatoes from oven. Evenly divide the spinach on to the top of the tomato slices. Grind salt and pepper on the tomatoes and spinach. Add cheese to the top. I used about 2/3 of the bag of cheese. 

Broil for about 2 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Serve immediately.

This makes a great side dish to any meat. Enjoy!



  1. Thanks Pam for sharing your recipe. It looks yummy! I have been looking for different ways to spice up supper that wasn't to labor intensive. I will probably try it out this weekend. Out here in the dessert heat a person just doesn't feel like cooking very much.

  2. I know what you mean about the heat. We are in the Carolina foothills of the mountains but have had some unusually hot days. This was a quick and easy dish and it actually heated up well in my toaster oven for lunch today. Enjoy!

  3. Ooo my husband would love these! I'll have to make them for his lunch break today 🙂 New follower here. Yay for being blog friends! 🙂

  4. I hope you like them. If so, come back and let me know! 🙂 Checked out your blog and love all the recipes and have already pinned several and am following you now.

  5. oh perfect..just perfect! my tomatoes are looking pretty good right now! yea!I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

  6. Thanks. If you give it a try, come back and let me know how you like the recipe. Following you back.

  7. Yummy! Stopping by from Freedom Friday hop and following.DebraGranny's Down Home Southern Cooking

  8. Thanks for stopping by, Debra, and for following. Hopping over to check out your blog. 🙂

  9. YUM! I missed this recipe on Pinterest but I'll definitely be making it soon. It sounds wonderful. Thanks for linking it up at Doodles & Stitches.

  10. Nicole, Thanks for always hosting a great party. Let me know if you try this recipe. I love it. 🙂

  11. These look so delish! I love broiled tomatoes with basil and cheese, so I will have to try this, too!

  12. Patti, Thanks so much. They are sooo good. Let me know how you like them. They heat up great as a leftover in the toaster oven. Enjoy!

  13. Looks like a great appetizer!

  14. Yuuummmmmyyy!! I absolutely love summer tomatoes. I'll be trying this. Thanks!

  15. Yum! We tried something similar earlier in the week, but the melted cheese look delish! I'm featuring you today! Thanks for sharing at Snips and Spice Sunday Slice.Malory

  16. I love this!! So refreshing for summer. Thanks for sharing on Southern Sundays. Hope to see you again tomorrow.!

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