Broiled Shawarma Tomatoes


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Shawarma Broiled Tomatoes

 I decided to do my broiled tomatoes a bit different tonight, with some of my homemade shawarma mayo in lieu of the crushed pork rinds on top.  Came out VERY tasty this way!  This dish is nice with baked or broiled seafood or steak.  This recipe would also be good cooked on top of a bed of fresh spinach that was first sauteed in butter, for an even more nutrient-dense  dish!

VARIATION:  Omit the mayo and spice blend, sprinkle some oregano and crushed pork rinds on the tops before baking for an Italian version.

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4 large Roma tomatoes (or 5 small), sliced 1/2″ thick

¼ c. my homemade mayo

½ tsp. Shawarma Spice Blend

1/3 c. green onion, finely chopped

¼ c. grated Parmesan cheese

Pinch salt and black pepper

2 tsp. olive oil (to grease pan)

DIRECTIONS: Slice tomatoes about ½” thick.  Place on non-stick pan oiled with the 2 tsp. olive oil.  These tend to stick badly, even on Teflon, thus the oil.  Next, stir the spice blend into the mayo and brush each slice with seasoned mayo.   Sprinkle with salt and black pepper.   Next sprinkle the chopped green onion over all.  Finish with the Parmesan cheese.  Broil until bubbly and browning or bake at 350º for about 20 minutes until they begin to get tender.  Don’t cook these too long as the natural sugar tends to make them burn fast.

NUTRITIONAL INFO: Serves 4, each serving contains:

190 calories

17.7 g  fat

3.53 g  carbs, 1.28 g  fiber, 2.25 NET CARBS

7.03 g  protein

125 mg sodium


12 comments on “Broiled Shawarma Tomatoes

  1. I am a big fan, thank you for all the recipes but I am unable to print this one – the link to print takes you to a bunch of mug recipes. ???


    • Glad you’re liking the recipes, Bambi. Your machine/device is flaking out on you. Click the print button again. When I click it it goes right to the PrintFriendly print screen like it should. If it doesn’t work for you, there’s a problem at your end. Just do a copy paste into a blank word proccesor page and print from there or do a File, Print from your browser bar.


      • You were right Peggy! My machine was doing something weird. This time the print friendly page had the Broiled Shawarma Tomatoes recipe instead of “30+ Mug Recipes in the Microwave”, which is the last thing I need on a low carb diet! lol Thanks for responding so quickly and for sharing all the great recipes.


  2. Please recheck the carb count on this recipe. My understanding is that one roma tomato has at least 7-9 grams of carbohydrates.


    • I guess you might find some big enough to have that many, but the Romas I see at the store are mostly 2″x1″, pretty small actually. I use for my calculations. Fitday employs the USDA food database and 1 plum tomato is listed as having 2.4 g. carbs, .74 fiber. Parmesan is real low in carbs, too. So the carbs look about right to me.


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