Marinated Tomatoes

This condiment travels well and is perfect for spooning over grilled fish, chicken, or steak, or tossing with pasta.

Yield: Makes 9 cups
Recipe from Southern Living

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Recipe Time

Hands On: 30 Minutes
Total: 50 Minutes


  • 8 cups halved assorted grape tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup kosher salt
  • 1 large shallot, sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups olive oil
  • 14 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 1/3 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 (1-oz.) package fresh basil, torn
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Pinch of dried red pepper flakes


  1. Toss together first 2 ingredients in a large glass bowl; let stand 30 minutes. Meanwhile, sauté shallot and garlic in hot oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat 6 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in thyme. Cool completely. Toss together vinegar, next 3 ingredients, tomato mixture, and shallot mixture. Serve, or cover and refrigerate up to 2 weeks.
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