Marinated tomatoes are a great choice for summer entertaining because you can marinate up to two days ahead. This spiced-up version features jalapeño pepper, ginger and cumin.
4 cups halved red, yellow, or orange cherry tomatoes
1/3 cup thinly sliced green onions (about 4)
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 jalapeño pepper, thinly sliced
1/3 cup white balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
1 tablespoon extravirgin olive oil
2 teaspoons minced peeled fresh ginger
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
How to Make It
Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Combine vinegar and remaining ingredients in a small bowl; stir until blended. Pour vinegar mixture over tomato mixture, tossing to coat. Chill 1 hour.
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Made this for dinner last night, everyone loved it! I brought the leftovers to lunch today and it was even more amazing! I used regular balsamic and half the amount of brown sugar, and it was delicious! Will be making this dish all summer!
This was good when I first served it with turkey burgers and only allowed for 45 minutes of marinating time, but when we ate the leftovers the next day, they blew us away. My SO emailed me after he ate his lunch and raved about this dish. We'll definately make again.
The only change I made to the recipe is I substituted white wine vinegar because I didn't have white balsamic.
Wow! These are fantastic! Made these for Memorial Day bbq and had to "re-fill" the tomatoes because I ate so many of them ahead of time! I used White Champagne Vinegar. Agree that they are good the first day but are much better the second day.
Outstanding side dish! Used a combination of black cherry, sun gold, yellow pear and orange burst tomatoes and jalapenos from the garden. Subbed honey-balsamic vinegar for regular - beautiful presentation!
I love this recipe! A friend made it for a luncheon, and I had to have the recipe. I make it all the time in the summer. You can really use any ripe tomatoes, but I like the cherry tomatoes best. I find this also makes a fabulous topping to low-fat cottage cheese as a well-balanced snack (or as I like to eat it, for breakfast). If I know I'm going to be snacking on it all week, I dial down the peppers since it seems to get spicier the longer it sits.
Love this recipe! I enjoy it for lunch over cottage cheese, and it also is a great dressing alternative for a green salad. I don't need to add dressing when I add these. Have made it as written and it's perfect. Last night I had only half a jalapeno, so used a habanero balsamic I had on hand. Deliscious!
LOVED this recipe, doubled it for a cookout, but only used one jalapeno and used the seeds for heat. I used regular basalmic vinegar, since I didn't have white. It was fantastic and addictive! Loved the spicy and sweet combination!
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