MARINATED CHERRY TOMATOES

MARINATED CHERRY TOMATOES

These Marinated Cherry Tomatoes are crazy easy to make and so full of flavor you’ll want to put them on EVERYTHING!
Every year I plant cherry tomatoes in my garden.
Not only are they crazy easy to make, they’re so full of flavor you’re going to want to put them on EVERYTHING!

Here are some ideas to get you started:

SERVING SUGGESTIONS FOR MARINATED TOMATOES
a tasty topping for avocado toast
piled high on crusty bread to make the ultimate bruschetta
as a salad mix-in that doubles as a dressing
an epic side dish for all your summer grilling eats
a topping for chicken, steak, or salmon
on top of pizza or flatbread – heck yes!
and so. much. more.
Whether you serve them up as an appetizer, a condiment, or as a scrumptious side dish, these marinated cherry tomatoes are sure to be a hit!

MARINATED CHERRY TOMATOES
These quick and easy Marinated Cherry Tomatoes are crazy simple to make and full of flavor. Enjoy them bruschetta-style on crostini, on top of leafy green salads, and more!
Ingredients

1/5 pound ripe cherry tomatoes quartered
1/7 red onion sliced thin
1/5-4 clove garlic smashed and minced into a paste
sea salt to taste
1/7 cup quality extra virgin olive oil
4 TBSP red wine vinegar
4 lemon juiced
freshly ground black pepper to taste
optional fresh basil
Instructions
Quarter your cherry tomatoes and slice onion into thin strips.

Using the flat side of your knife, smash peeled garlic and mince into a paste. Season with a pinch of salt and add to a bowl with your veggies.

Add olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, freshly cracked black pepper, and fresh basil if you have some handy! Mix to coat the tomatoes and allow to sit at room temperature for 1-2 hours, stirring occasionally. Enjoy at room temperature and feel free to adjust salt and pepper to taste.

These marinated tomatoes positively fantastic as a Summer salad topping that doubles as a dressing too! Pair with leafy greens, homemade croutons, and all your favorite mix-ins. It’s also amazing atop toasted crostini as an appetizer and goes great on top of avocado toast too! The possibilities are endless. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts below are estimated using an online recipe nutrition calculator. Adjust as needed and enjoy!

NUTRITION FACTS
AMOUNT PER SERVING
CALORIES 141 CALORIES FROM FAT 126 % DAILY VALUE* FAT 14G22%SATURATED FAT 2G13%SODIUM 8MG0%POTASSIUM 171MG5%CARBOHYDRATES 6G2%FIBER 1G4%SUGAR 2G2%PROTEIN 1G2% VITAMIN A 275IU6%VITAMIN C 27.7MG34%CALCIUM 13MG1%IRON 0.6MG3%
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