Mini Salt & Tomato Burgers

Recipe by: Jerry James Stone | Written March 29, 2014

As much as I try to promote cooking, sometimes (most of the time)… I over-complicate things. So, in the spirit of simplicity, stick this Salt & Tomato Burger in your mouth! No, really… this recipe is an easy way to eat gluten free, whether it be your favorite burger or hot sandwich. More fun, less bun!


3 tomatoes
1 tablespoon olive oil
¼ small red onion, cut into rings
3 veggie sliders
1 slice of Gruyere cheese (hold for vegan)
Pinch kombu seaweed salt

Total Time:

15 minutes

5 minutes
10 minutes
3 gluten-free sliders 
Recipe Type:
  1. This recipe is about tomatoes... good tomatoes. So none of those mealy conventional ones; buy organic. Maybe you should check out my how-tos on buying tomatoes and storing tomatoes, in case your produce skills are a bit rusty. 

  2. Next we are going to grill them up. Take the three tomatoes and trim their bottoms, then halve each one. Warm half of the olive oil in an iron skillet and grill the six tomato halves along with the onion rings for about five minutes, until golden brown and charred on each side. If you want your "buns" to be less runny (Hmm... why does that sound dirty?), simply remove the tomato membrane with your finger before grilling them. 

  3. Once the vegetables have grilled, remove them from the skillet and set aside. Add the remaining olive oil and grill your sliders. Any sliders will do, really. I used these spinach burgers from my local co-op. If you have a favorite veggie burger, simply cut them to size with a biscuit cutter and use the leftover "meat" for an egg scramble the next morning. Divide the cheese slice into three parts and melt it over the sliders. 

  4. Assemble the burgers and finish with salt. Any salt will do, but I used this amazing salt from my friend Maria Finn, who forages it herself. The salt is Kombu Seaweed Salt and SO good. You should check it out. Enjoy! 



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Jerry James Stone

Food pornographer, full-time vegetarian, pointy beard enthusiast, and I say 'hella' too much. Founder and creator of Cooking Stoned.

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