4.67 from 6 votes
Smoked Tomatoes Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins
Sweet, juicy tomatoes are given a savory twist with a little bit of grill time to make delicious smoked tomatoes. Eat them as-is or combine them with crackers and cheese for a truly delectable treat!
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5
Author: Leslie @ playdatesparties.com
  • 5 Ripe Tomatoes we use plum/roma
  • 1 Tbsp Olive oil
  • Sea Salt to taste
  • Hickory or Applewood for smoking
Prepare the Tomatoes:
  1. Cut each tomato in half.
  2. Brush the open side of each tomato half with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt.
Prepare Your Coals and Grill:
  1. Fill a chimney starter just less than 1/3 full with charcoal briquettes. You should have just barely more than one layer of coals.
  2. While the coals are heating up, place an aluminum foil pan inside your grill to catch any drips from the tomatoes as they cook
  3. When the coals are heated up, add them to the grill next to the drip pan, and then close the lid. Allow the grill to come up to about 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
Smoke the Tomatoes
  1. Place the cooking grate in your grill and then place the tomatoes on the grate, over top of the drip pan. The tomatoes should not be over top of the charcoal briquettes.
  2. Add one small chunk of hickory or applewood directly to the coals.
  3. Close the lid on the grill and cook the tomatoes for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until they are soft enough to pierce with a fork.
Recipe Notes