This is a must make recipe for anyone who loves goat cheese and tomatoes. The flavors absolutely melt in your mouth. Although the plan was to grill these, the condo we stayed at did not have a bbq, therefore they were made in the oven. The following recipe is for 4 tomatoes, however, we halved the recipe as we felt 1 tomato per person was plenty, considering the rest of the food we had already eaten. If using smaller tomatoes, 2 per person would be a nice side dish.
1/2 cup soft fresh goat cheese
1/2 - 1 T fresh cilantro (or sage) chopped
1-2 green onions, chopped
4 medium firm tomatoes (2 yellow and 2 red)
salt and coarse ground pepper to taste
1/2 T olive oil
Cut cone like openings in the top of the tomatoes making 1 1/2 inch round pocket. Chop fresh cilantro (or sage) and add to the goat cheese, along with the green onions, salt and pepper. Spoon cheese mixture into tomatoes with the cheese heaping over the opening. Place on baking sheet ready for the oven or grill (300F in the oven - medium heat on BBQ).
Drizzle with oil and salt and pepper and cook (oven 10-12min and 8 min in BBQ - until cheese is warm and tomatoes have softened). If in the oven broil for another 2 minutes allowing the cheese to crisp on top. Remove from oven/grill and serve immediately.
The goat cheese mixture can also be used as a spread for an appetizer served with crackers.