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Marinated Tomatoes Recipes

Quick and simple marinated tomatoes recipe! This homemade marinated fresh tomatoes which also doubles as a salad and a perfect appetizer is juicy and sweet. It is great with burgers, grilled chicken, fish, sandwiches, tacos or an accompaniment on your cheese platter.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American, British
Servings 4 cups
Calories 195 kcal


  • 1 ½ lb cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • Fresh basil leaves to garnish
  • Salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste


  • Wash the tomatoes, drain then leave to air dry. If time is of the essence, pat the tomatoes dry with a kitchen paper or towel.
  • Cut the tomatoes into halves or quarters. If using medium or large sizes then cut into about a quarter of an inch. Then transfer to a bowl.
  • Add chopped garlic, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, chopped basil, salt and black pepper to the tomatoes and mix to combine.
  • Serve immediately or cover with a cling film/ plastic bag and place in the fridge for about 2 to hours for the flavours to develop.


Can I make this ahead of time?
Yes, marinated tomatoes can be made 24 hours in advance and it stores pretty well too. For best result, bring it out of the fridge a few hours before use so that the oil can come to room temperature. Oftentimes, uncooked oil like olive oil congeals in the fridge.
How long can I store it?
It will stay good in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Leftovers can be tossed into salads such as tuna salad or Italian pasta salad, you can even use it in omelets.
I don’t like balsamic vinegar, what can I substitute it for.
If you do not like balsamic vinegar then you can substitute it with fresh lemon or lime juice.


Calories: 195kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 2gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 13gSodium: 20mgPotassium: 381mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 832IUVitamin C: 39mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 1mg
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