Easy and Quick Marinated Tomatoes with Garlic

Take your tomatoes up a notch with this easy, quick recipe. Marinated with 4 ingredients, these tomatoes are full of flavor and make the perfect snack; or are a great addition to your salads.

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Looking for a quick healthy snack? Need an appetizer that you can whip up in minutes? Want to elevate your boring salads? You need these quick marinated tomatoes in your life. 

What’s so great about this marinated tomato recipe?

It comes together quickly, and easily. 2 minutes of prep work. That’s it. The refrigerator will do the rest of the work. 
You only need 4 other ingredients. Spices and herbs that you probably already have at home.
Versatility. Eat them as-is if you’d like. They’re delicious. Put them in a salad. Or combine them with mozzarella balls for a fun, easy appetizer.
It’s healthy. Low-carb, low-cal, and packed with nutrients. 

Is the sugar really necessary?

Yes. Don’t omit it. If you’re worried your tomatoes will taste less like vegetables and more like a dessert, don’t. The sugar just helps nicely balance everything out. Especially between the salt, dill, and garlic. 

What kind of tomatoes can you use?

This recipe is intended for cherry tomatoes. Perhaps you could marinate your heirlooms, romas, and beefsteaks with this recipe. Chop them up and add them to your salads. But from experience, this recipe works best with cherry tomatoes.

How long should you marinate the tomatoes?

These tomatoes need a minimum of three hours in the fridge. The longer you let them sit, the more flavor you’ll get. If you make these 24 hours in advance, that’s perfect! 

These marinated tomatoes come together quite quickly, and they can totally be made ahead of time. Eat them as a snack, in a salad, or as aside. They’re delicious any which way!

Ingredients

  • 2 lb cherry tomatoes, or any small tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 handful fresh dill, chopped.

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Directions for Marinaded Tomatoes 

  • Remove the vine of 2 pounds of tomatoes, if they have it. Wash and put into a medium-sized bowl.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of sugar.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of salt (I use sea salt.)
  • Mince 4 garlic cloves and add to the tomatoes.
  • Chop a handful of fresh dill and add. 

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  • Mix all together.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours, (24 hours will give it more flavor.)

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Quick and easy side dishes like this:

Equipment I Used

Quick Marinated Tomatoes

Quick Marinated Tomatoes

Five ingredients, 5 minutes to make and all you have to do is wait for it to marinate. Enjoy!
Total Time 3 hrs 5 mins
Course dinner, lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 29 kcal

Equipment

  • bowl
  • garlic press
  • Knife
  • Cutting board

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lb cherry tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 handful fresh dill chopped

Instructions
 

  • Remove the vine of 2 pounds of tomatoes, if they have it. Wash and put into a medium sized bowl.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of sugar.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of salt (I use sea salt.)
  • Mince 4 garlic cloves and add to the tomatoes.
  • Chop a handful of fresh dill and add.
    Quick Marinated Tomatoes
  • Mix all together.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours, (24 hours will give it more flavor).
    Quick Marinated Tomatoes

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Quick Marinated Tomatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 29 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 885mg38%
Potassium 253mg7%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 564IU11%
Vitamin C 26mg32%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword dill, easy, garlic, healthy, keto, low calorie, low carb, marinated, tomato, vegan, vegetable, Vegetarian
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