Tomatoes Al’ Greco

by Mary Papoulias-Platis

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Summer has arrived and I have rediscovered an old recipe ~ Tomatoes Al’ Greco, from my old shoe box of family recipes. So easy and such a great reward at the end! Use this as a side for any main meal, and it’s truly a winner. As a long-time gardener, I have learned to always plant herbs alongside as companions to the vegetables in my boxes.  Herbs for the summer garden might include parsley, basil, and cilantro. A few great salads using these herbs that I have posted for your pleasure are Greek Garden Nicoise , Tomato-Watermelon with Feta, and Greek Garden Salsa .

Tomatoes Al' Greco

Summer is prime for this recipe with garden tomatoes in season. Use it as a side to any meal, or serve it up at BBQ's and outdoor gatherings.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine California Greek
Keyword evoo, garlic, salad, tomatoes
Servings 8
Author Mary Papoulias-Platis


  • 10 medium tomatoes, halved
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 -3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 cup finely chopped parsley
  • 1/2 cup fine dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cut tomatoes in half and place in a shallow baking dish, cut side up.
  3. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Mix parsley with garlic and spoon on top of tomatoes.
  5. Sprinkle with bread crumbs.
  6. Pour olive oil over tomatoes.
  7. Bake for 20-30 minutes. Serve warm.

Tomatoes from the garden are ideal if you have gardening space. Tomatoes can be placed in the ground, garden boxes and in pots. If you have a porch or front yard area, why not add a few to your garden beds or porch.

Here are a few of my favorite garden sites:


Garden Answer I can’t stop watching her videos. This is her FB page with ideas, videos, and unique garden to visit.

Fine Gardening – One of my go-to magazines for all my design and planting needs.

Baker Seeds  

Here’s where I shop for all my seeds and heirloom varieties.

Heirloom tomatoes have a unique taste, so pick up a few varieties as you shop and explore their deliciousness.

Enjoy your season!


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1 Eha

What a very easy but delightfully tasty recipe as an aside or a simple first course! Here Down Under it is naturally not tomato season, but as we are a large country with hugely variable climate, quite cheap tomatoes have been in the shops this past week – perchance not the bestest quality, but will taste great prepared this way!!!

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