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Marinated-tomatoes-basil in a jar with a galvanized bucket of tomatoes behind it

Marinated Cherry Tomatoes with Fresh Herbs

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5 from 3 reviews

Marinated cherry tomatoes with fresh garden herbs, easy to make and a delicious addition to salads, pizzas and charcuterie boards

  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x



1/2 lbs. of cherry tomatoes

1/4 red onion, thinly sliced

1 clove garlic, smashed with salt to form a paste

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar

1 lemon, juiced

pepper and salt to taste

garnish fresh basil



Take your tomatoes and depending upon the size cut them in half, quarter them or if they are small leave them whole. Then thinly slice the onion into strips. Smash the garlic on your cutting board and mix with a pinch of salt, then smush it on the board to make a paste.

Add the tomatoes, onion, and garlic to a bowl and mix together.

In a separate bowl, mix the oil, vinegar, and lemon juice pour over the tomatoes and mix gently. Season with salt and pepper and garnish with fresh basil. Let sit for an hour or two and then serve.


An easy and delicious way to use your garden or farmers market bounty.

  • Author: Elizabeth
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer, Side Dish
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian