Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Marinated Tomatoes

Marinated Tomatoes recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

I'm feeling very Mary Poppins over here as I realize that just a spoonful of sugar transformed my favorite tomatoes into something altogether different! Perfectly bite size tomatoes marinated in a combination of oil, vinegar and spices with just the right amount of sweetness. I am sold on this flavor combination. I've always liked tomatoes, but these are irresistible! I couldn't stay out of them all afternoon as they were marinating on the counter and in the refrigerator. I kept telling myself I needed to stir them to make sure they were marinating just right. Somehow that wound up in a taste or two each time. Consider yourself warned, these are addicting.

Marinated Tomatoes
recipe adapted from The Pioneer Woman
(printable recipe)

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
freshly ground pepper to taste
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
10 basil leaves, sliced very thinly
1/8 teaspoon ground thyme
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 pounds bite size tomatoes, halved, I used campari, cherry, grape and sunburst tomatoes

Combine everything except the tomatoes and whisk together in a large bowl. Add the tomatoes and toss well. Allow the tomatoes to marinate at room temperature or in the refrigerator for a few hours. If you prefer your tomatoes chilled, place the bowl in the refrigerator for an hour or so before serving. The tomatoes will create their own amazing marinade as they rest.

These are so delicious. I am already thinking about what I might do with the leftovers tomorrow. There is no way I'm letting all of these juices go to waste!

Marinated Tomatoes recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen 

17 comments:

  1. I love tomatoes too and you can always find them in my fridge. I just grilled the tomatoes yesterday with chicken and would like to try your recipe next time. Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. These tomatoes are delicious. I enjoyed them last night! The sugar cut the acidity in the tomatoes and the marinade, made them like a candy. Well, like candy to me anyway.

    YUMMY!!!

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  3. Glad to know it's not just me, Donna! I actually thought "candy" when I was snacking on them all day long. How weird is that?

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  4. The marinated tomatoes look amazing!

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  5. OH I AM SO MAKING THESE!! This weekend DONE! Getting my tomatoes on Friday!

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  6. ---My dad cans his own Tomatoes. & His Italian sauce is the BEST in the Universe :)

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  7. I love tomatoes, too. Your heart shaped dish is so pretty!

    Thanks for introducing yourself on my blog. I love your recipes - so easy!

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  8. I love tomatoes-and I love sugar and vinegar-- so this sounds perfect for me. I can't wait to try them :)

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  9. I'm so gonna make this! I've been going salad crazy of late. This is perfect..

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  10. That sounds and looks absolutely delicious! I love all the ingredients, so I'm sure this would be hard for me to resist too! Thanks for stopping in. Beautiful photo, by the way!

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  11. Okay, this is going on my "must try" list!

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  12. I love fresh tomatoes! Can't wait to try this out! YUM!!

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  13. Those tomatoes look beautiful! I made a tomato salad that has feta in it that's out of this world....I know what you mean when you say you can't stop eating it!

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  14. I had pinned these earlier when I saw them. Waiting for fresh tomatoes!

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  15. So easy and so tasty! Thank you for the recipe :)

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