Facebook LinkedIn Email Pinterest Twitter Instagram YouTube Icon Navigation Search Icon Main Search Icon Video Play Icon Plus Icon Minus Icon Check Icon Print Icon Note Icon Heart Icon Filled Heart Icon Single Arrow Icon Double Arrow Icon Hamburger Icon TV Icon Close Icon Sorted Hamburger/Search Icon

Grilled Tomatoes with Saba and Sea Salt

Scott Phillips

Servings: 8

Saba is a syrupy condiment from Italy made from reduced unfermented grape juice. Balsamic vinegar is a good substitution if reduced until slightly syrupy.


  • 8 small tomatoes (3 to 4 oz. each) cored and halved crosswise
  • 1 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 Tbs. saba
  • Flaky sea salt, such as Maldon

Nutritional Information

      Calories (kcal) : 40
      Fat Calories (kcal): 15
      Fat (g): 2
      Saturated Fat (g): 0
      Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 0
      Monounsaturated Fat (g): 1.5
      Cholesterol (mg): 0
      Sodium (mg): 300
      Carbohydrates (g): 6
      Fiber (g): 1
      Protein (g): 1


  • Prepare a medium-high gas or charcoal grill fire. Brush the cut sides of the tomatoes with the olive oil. Grill the tomatoes cut side down until charred, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a platter, cut side up. Drizzle the tomatoes with the saba and sprinkle with salt to taste. Serve immediately.


Rate or Review


We haven't received any reviews yet for this recipe.

Have you made it? Tell us what you thought!

Rate this Recipe

Write a Review

Delicious Dish

Find the inspiration you crave for your love of cooking

Fine Cooking Magazine

Subscribe today
and save up to 44%

Already a subscriber? Log in.


View All

Moveable Feast Logo

Season 4 Extras

Pallavicina, Italy (505)

At the beautiful Antica Corte Pallavicina in Italy, host Pete Evans meets the master of culatello, Massimo Spigaroli, and Parma’s popular third-generation chef, Marco Parizzi. Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking…

View all Moveable Feast recipes and video extras


Follow Fine Cooking on your favorite social networks