Marinated Cherry Tomatoes Recipe - Peas and Crayons (2024)

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Published: June 24, 2019Updated: May 21, 2020Author: Jenn Laughlin

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These Marinated Cherry Tomatoes are crazy easy to make and so full of flavor you’ll want to put them on EVERYTHING!

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Every year I plant cherry tomatoes in my garden.

They grow great in everything from portable containers to raised bed gardens and have been one of my go-to crops since I first tried my hand at gardening back in 2008.

Not-so-coincidentally, 2008 was also the year I started Peas and Crayons, a fun little foodie experiment I was eager to explore while working as a nutrition educator.

Fast forward to 2019 and my passion for this blog has only grown.

So in honor of my 10 year blogiversary, it seems fitting that we cherry tomato it up!

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These marinated cherry tomatoes are INSANE.

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

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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!

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Course: Appetizer, Side Dish

Cuisine: American

Keyword: Marinated Cherry Tomatoes

Prep Time: 10 minutes minutes

Marinating Time: 1 hour hour

Total Time: 10 minutes minutes

Servings: 4 servings

Author: Jenn Laughlin – Peas and Crayons


  • ½ pound ripe cherry tomatoes quartered
  • ¼ red onion sliced thin
  • 1/2-1 clove garlic smashed and minced into a paste
  • sea salt to taste
  • ¼ cup quality extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 TBSP red wine vinegar
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • optional fresh basil


  • 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!


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


Calories: 141kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 8mg, Potassium: 171mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 275IU, Vitamin C: 27.7mg, Calcium: 13mg, Iron: 0.6mg

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Leave some love in the comment form below or tag your photos with @peasandcrayons on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creation. I can’t wait to see what you put them on!

crazy for tomatoes?

My cherry tomato flecked Tomato Quinoa Salad is a reader favorite this time of year! You could even add these marinated tomatoes + onion to it!

Another great way to use up cherry tomatoes is in my feta-topped Cherry Tomato Salad and as a fiesta-worthy Cherry Tomato Pico de Gallo , perfect for taco night!

Lastly, this Tomato Cucumber Avocado Salad is paleo, keto, and vegan – making it a great choice for pretty much everyone!

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Jenn Laughlin

Hi! I’m Jenn and I’m here to help you eat your veggies! It'll be fun, painless, and pretty darn delicious as I teach you to plan your meals around fresh, seasonal produce with a little help from healthy freezer and pantry staples.

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