Balsamic vinegar, honey, basil and only a few other ingredients come together to give you the best marinated tomatoes you’ll ever have.
The Best Marinated Tomatoes
From the recipe collection of Tara Ippolito
I’m not kidding when I tell you that these really are the best marinated tomatoes, ever!
If this is you’re first experience with eating tomatoes this way, you’re in for a huge treat.
I’m from Bergen County, New Jersey. The Garden State.
Our tomatoes are so absolutely delicious at their peak during the summer time.
This tomato marinate just takes them to the next level.
It brings out the best in them for sure.
Whoever I make these, people always ask me for the recipe and I’m happy to give it to them.
I want everyone to have the best tomato marinade for their summer salads.
These are so great for picnics, dinners, lunch, brunch or any meal that you can think of.
Once you make them, you’re going to want to eat them like this all the time.
I hope you give them a try. I’m sure you’ll love this recipe just as much as my family and I do.
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What tomatoes should I use?
You can use whatever kind of tomatoes you’d like for this marinade.
If you are using larger tomatoes, cut them into wedges or even dice them if you’d like.
Smaller tomatoes like grape or cherry can just be simply sliced in half.
As long as the tomatoes are cut in some way so the marinade can penetrate inside and do its thing you’re good!
Can I add anything else this?
Yes, you absolutely can!
These tomatoes are great on their own but I love to add a little sliced red onion right before serving.
Cucumbers would be a fantastic addition as well as some fresh mozzarella cheese.
Experiment and add whatever fresh vegetables you’d typically eat in a salad.
What can I serve the best marinated tomatoes with?
I absolutely love this with some summer ripe tomatoes but it’s great all year round, too.
It’s a nice appetizer or side dish so it won’t take away from the main meal.
I’d you’re looking for some specific recipes. Here are some ideas:
- Juicy Breaded Pork Chops
- Citrus Marinated Skirt Steak
- The Best Chicken Marinade
- Classic Baked Meatballs
- The Best Chicken Cutlets
Other Easy Side Dishes
If you’re in the market for some more super easy side dishes, here are some more you will love, too.
- Lipton Onion Roasted Potatoes
- Roasted Frozen Green Beans
- Parmesan Crusted Brussels Sprouts
- Ranch Butter Corn
How long Should I Marinate The Tomatoes For?
It’s recommended to let these tomatoes sit marinating for 24 hours.
Of course you’re welcome to eat them before the 24 hour mark if you need to.
If you have to take them our early, let them marinate for at least 2-3 hours.
The Best Marinated Tomatoes Ingredients
- Balsamic Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Chopped Garlic
- Fresh Basil, chopped
- Olive Oil
- Salt & pepper
- Sliced red onion (optional)
First, clean and dry your tomatoes.
Then carefully remove the stem area from the tomato.
Now slice them into wedges and set them aside.
In a medium size bowl, add all of the other ingredients and stir them together.
After that, add the sliced tomatoes.
Next stir them into the marinade.
Cover the tomatoes and put them in the fridge for up to 24 hours.
Then remove the tomatoes from the marinade and lightly salt them.
Serve alone or toss in some sliced red onion & enjoy!
The Best Marinated Tomatoes Recipe Video:
The Best Marinated Tomatoes
- 3-4 medium Tomatoes
- 1/4 c Balsamic VInegar
- 2 tbs Honey
- 2 tbs Apple Cider Vinegar
- 2 tbs Garlic, chopped
- 1/2 c Olive Oil
- 3 tbs Basil, shredded
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 small Red Onion, sliced (optional)
- First clean and dry the tomatoes. Then carefully remove the stem area from them and slice them into wedges.Set the sliced tomatoes aside.
- Now mix all the other ingredients in a medium sized bowl
- Then add the tomatoes to the marinade and toss everything together.
- Cover the tomatoes and place them in the fridge for 24 hours.
- Finally take the tomatoes out of the marinade, sprinkle them with a little extra salt and add sliced onion if youd like to.Enjoy!