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5 from 2 votes

Marinated Tomatoes

Marinated tomatoes are effortless side dish that pairs with almost everything! We love it with anything that comes out of the BBQ grill. Tomato packs a punch of flavors by marinating it in olive oil, vinegar and herbs!
Prep Time10 mins
Marinate Time2 hrs
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, side salad, Sides
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 149kcal


  • 1 pound ripe tomato
  • ½ red onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon red wine vinegar balsamic vinegar will also work
  • ½ lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh parsley
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Freshly ground Pepper


  • Recipe starts with the freshest juiciest tomatoes. Tomatoes from the farmer’s market or your garden is best. You can use any ripe tomato cherry tomato, beefsteak tomato, heirloom tomato or the most common roma tomatoes.
  • Cherry tomatoes can be cut into halves or quarters. Heirloom or beefsteak tomatoes can be sliced into ⅓ inch thick slices. I use Italian tomatoes in the recipe.
  • Arrange sliced tomatoes on a large plate.
  • To make the marinade mix together olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, fine diced onion, minced garlic, finely chopped basil and parsley, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste in a bowl. Whisk it thoroughly.
  • Pour the marinade over sliced tomatoes.
  • Spread the marinade evenly.
  • Cover and marinate tomatoes at least for 2 hours before serving, toss (flip tomatoes) it occasionally. Tomatoes can be marinated for up to 2 days refrigerated. Longer tomato rest in the refrigerator, softer it will get. Best to consume this salad within 8 hours.
  • Serve with your favorite meal.
  • All the marinade leftover from the tomatoes can be re-used in soups or stews or can also be drizzled over salad as dressing.



  1. Marinated tomatoes salad tastes best with freshest, ripest, red tomatoes.
  2. Use freshly herbs. Basil packs a punch of flavors. Feel free to use any fresh herbs of your choice. Do not substitute with dried herbs.
  3. Highly recommend red wine vinegar for this recipe, it does not overpower tomatoes and makes it zippy.
  4. Marinate tomatoes for at least 2 hours before serving so tomatoes has soaked up the flavors.
  5. Best to consume marinated tomatoes salad within 8 hours. You can keep marinated tomatoes for up to 3 days covered and refrigerated. Longer tomatoes rest it will begin to soften.
Nutritional Info – Please keep in mind that nutritional information provided is only a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 299mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 949IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg