Tomatoes with Vegan Pesto

Number of Servings: 8 (115 g)
Active Time: 15 min.
Total Time: 15 min.
Tomatoes with Vegan Pesto

The flavor of perfectly ripe tomatoes is brought out by broiling and garnished with an easy pesto. This is the ideal appetizer for a late summer shindig. Look for local tomatoes for the freshest flavor.

Tip: Tomatoes ripen towards the end of grilling season. If you have a grill pan, you can also make these on the grill.


  • Pesto:

    • 3 cups fresh basil
    • 2 cloves garlic
    • ¼ cup pine nuts
    • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
    • ½ cup olive oil

    Broiled Tomatoes:

    • 4 medium tomatoes, cored and halved
    • 5 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. panko breadcrumbs


  1. Process all pesto ingredients in a food processor until smooth.
  2. Place oven rack in the top position and turn broiler to high.
  3. Place tomatoes cut-side up in a baking dish. Divide pesto evenly between tomatoes and top with breadcrumbs. Broil until breadcrumbs are browned and pesto is bubbling (3-5 minutes).

Nutrition Facts

8 servings per container

Serving Size 115 g

Amount per serving
Calories 190
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 10.5g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 15mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2.5g 7%
Total Sugars 2g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 1g
Protein 4g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 37.8mg 2%
Iron 1.3mg 6%
Potassium 330mg 8%
Vitamin A 73mcg 8%
Vitamin C 13.3mg 15%
Vitamin E 2.9mg 20%
Vitamin K 82.3mcg 70%
Thiamin 2.6mg 220%
Riboflavin 2.5mg 190%
Niacin 15mg 90%
Vitamin B6 2.9mg 170%
Folate 23.4mcg 6%
Vitamin B12 6mcg 250%
Biotin 3mcg 10%
Chloride 46.4mg 2%
Pantothenate 0.4mg 0%
Phosphorus 52.2mg 4%
Iodine 0mcg 0%
Magnesium 29.2mg 6%
Zinc 0.5mg 10%
Selenium 5.4mcg 10%
Copper 0.2mg 20%
Manganese 0.7mg 30%
Chromium 0.5mcg 2%
Molybdenum 5mcg 10%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Tomatoes, Basil, Olive Oil, Pine Nuts, Nutritional Yeast (inactive Dry Yeast, Niacin (b3), Thiamin Hydrochloride (b1), Riboflavin (b2), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (b6)), Panko (wheat Flour, Salt, Yeast, Sugar, Yeast Food), Garlic.

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