Herbed tomatoes with feta and avocado salsa

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PREP TIME

12 min

Makes

4 to 6 servings

* PLUS Grilling Time: 4 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 small shallots
  • 1 small ripe but firm avocado
  • 1 green onion
  • 1 to 2 tsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 3 large firm but ripe tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh rosemary , or oregano, or 1 tsp dried rosemary or oregano leaves
  • 1 cup crumbled feta
  • fresh sprigs rosemary , optional

Instructions

  • Lightly oil grill, then heat barbecue to medium-high. Finely chop shallots. Peel avocado and discard pit. Chop into 1/2-inch (1-cm) pieces. Thinly slice green onion. Place in a small bowl. Stir in 1 teaspoon (5 mL) lime juice, 1/4 teaspoon (1 mL) each salt and pepper and cumin. Taste, then add more lime juice, if needed.
  • Slice tomatoes into 4 thick rounds. Lightly brush both sides with oil, then sprinkle with rosemary and remaining 1/4 teaspoon (1 mL) each salt and pepper. Barbecue tomatoes until grill marks form on both sides, 2 minutes per side. Remove to a large platter. Crumble cheese overtop, then dollop salsa over each. Garnish with rosemary sprigs. Wonderful with grilled chicken or fish.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 136,
  • Protein
  • 4.4 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.5 g,
  • Fat
  • 10.7 g,
  • Fibre
  • 2.6 g,
  • Sodium
  • 433 mg.

Does your barbecue routine need a little zip? Our lightly grilled tomatoes heaped with creamy avocado and feta cheese make a fantastic appetizer or side dish.