Summer is at our doorstep. This is the time when most of your gardens are full of plump, juicy tomatoes in all beautiful colors. When it comes to cherry tomatoes, I might be one of their biggest fans. My love for these little beauties shows in many of our GypsyPlate recipes.
Cherry tomatoes are full of flavors, crunchy fresh, bursting with juices. They not only go great in salads but cooking with them produces one of the tastiest and best looking meals.
We decided to make a list of all the great cherry tomato recipes you can make this season. They can be grape tomatoes, or cherry tomatoes, or cherry heirloom tomatoes or cherry tomatoes on the vine. All of them can go in any of these following recipes.
Table of Contents
1. Tomato Basil Chicken
I am starting the list with one of my favorite chicken dishes which features these beautiful and colorful cherry tomatoes. This tomato basil chicken is easy, quick and tasty for busy weeknights. It’s sweet and tangy with fresh basil notes.
2. Cherry Tomato Pizza
Tomato and basil is a classic combination on pizza. Replace the regular tomatoes with these baby ones. Just one look at this pizza and you would want to heat up your oven…
3. Cherry Tomato Pasta
Blistered cherry tomatoes get mixed in with pasta, fresh basil and parmesan. Some times you don’t have to slave the whole day to end up with an easy yet beautiful delicious dinner.
4. Mediterranean Fish with Tomato and Olive Tapenade
This gourmet fish dish is topped with a quick tapenade of cherry tomatoes along with olives, capers and fresh herbs. Healthy and low carb, its Mediterranean perfection.
5. Chicken Provençal (Poulet à la Provençal)
This chicken is braised with wine, olives and cherry tomatoes on the vine, lots of garlic and herbs. It can be a centerpiece of any Provençal table. Good news, it’s simple and easy, yet stunning.
6. Caprese Chicken
Delicious melted cheese over baked chicken surrounded by plenty of cherry tomatoes and fresh basil… and you have one amazing dinner ready in less than one hour. Favorite caprese flavors in your mains!
7. Baked Feta Shrimp and Tomatoes
Super simple and easy, dinner ready in less than 30 minutes. Garlicky feta shrimp in juicy cherry tomato sauce. This could be your main dish along with some crusty bread or an easy appetizer with pita bread to dunk in.
8. Mediterranean Zucchini Boats
Feast your eyes on this beautiful platter of stuffed zucchini. These are a light, fresh alternatives to heavily cheese laden ones. Great Mediterranean flavors topped with cherry tomatoes, feta and pine nuts.
9. Pesto Bruschetta Chicken
Simple humble chicken breast can look stunningly gorgeous with different colored cherry tomatoes. This cherry tomato recipe tastes equally as delicious as its looks.
10. Balsamic Chicken and Veggies
This one skillet chicken meal is loaded with veggies and your favorite cherry tomatoes. Ready in 30 minutes, it’s coated with sweet and savory balsamic sauce. Yum…
11. Baked Eggs on a Bed of Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
These eggs could be your breakfast or quick dinner option. They are baked on top of tiny halved tomatoes, topped with a sprinkle of parmesan and basil. Easy and super delish.
12. Avocado Toast with Herbed Ricotta & Fresh Tomatoes
Now this one takes just a few minutes to make. Crusty artisan bread toasted and topped with creamy avocado, herbed ricotta (ricotta with spinach, basil, red pepper flakes and chives) and fresh tomatoes. Some days that’s all you need to start your day.
13. Welsh Rarebit with Roasted Tomatoes
This is a British classic. You are all set if you have this pile of cheesy goodness on some nicely toasted bread along with vine ripe roasted cherry tomatoes. It’s their famous breakfast but it can be your snack anytime.
Salads & Sides
This summer make use of two summer bounties… Corn and tomatoes. Succotash might be one of the oldest classic side dishes of all. Cherry tomatoes add all the freshness and color to the dish.
15. Layered Panzanella
This panzanella salad recipe has loads of ripe tomatoes and fresh summertime produce, homemade croutons, fresh cucumber and basil all drizzled with a zippy vinaigrette. Try these Italian flavors in your salad.
16. Cherry Tomato Salad
This Cherry Tomato Salad is full of delicious add-ons like mozzarella, olives and fresh basil. This is a side dish you can whip up in no time. Summer time deliciousness…
17. Rainbow Pasta Salad
This rainbow pasta salad is quick, easy and very colorful. Packed with lots of goodies, it’s a perfect contender for potlucks and parties. Those pretty cherry tomatoes make it look so irresistible.
18. Israeli Couscous Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette
This pearl couscous salad had all the Mediterranean staples and more. When you take that platter to any table, this salad can easily become the center piece and will finish off in no time. The more colors of cherry tomatoes, the prettier it will look…
19. Cherry Tomato Gratin
This beautiful, light casserole couldn’t be any easier. Just a few minutes of your work can get you a dish that is a juicy burst of flavors and textures. Serve cherry tomatoes, gratin style..
20. Cherry Tomato Confit
These deeply-flavored, luscious tomatoes are easy to make and are the perfect finishing touch for a number of dishes from breakfast to dinner.
21. Charred Cherry Tomatoes with Labneh
Charred blistered cherry tomatoes atop your labneh could give a nice head start to your day, or would be a great appetizer for your party crowd. The combination of the hot tomatoes and the cold, lemony labneh is pretty amazing.
22. Mediterranean Tomato & Feta Dip
This tomato feta dip recipe is perfect for potlucks or summer get togethers. This beautiful dip is absolutely delicious and easy to make. You can serve it as a salad or use it as a topping for scrambled eggs or omelets.
23. Antipasto Skewers
These colorful skewers are made with regular antipasto staples and fresh cherry tomatoes. They are super easy, looks fancy and will be a big time crowd pleaser.
24. Caprese Stuffed Avocado
What a cool idea… Stuffing avocado halves with basil pesto caprese made with fresh cherry tomatoes. This will wow your company and guests.
25.Cherry Tomato Bruschetta
Rounding up the list with everybody’s favorite bruschetta… So easy, so pretty and so colorful…
With so many great and easy cherry tomato recipes, you have plenty to cook with your garden produce this summer. Pin or bookmark this page so they are just a click away when you get your hands on the season’s plumpest, juiciest tomatoes. Cherry tomatoes don’t have their place only in a salad bowl. Play with them with these great recipes. Let us know which one you tried first… 🙂
- 16 oz cherry tomatoes, halved
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 2 Tbsp fresh herbs (basil, oregano and parsley), finely diced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Toss cherry tomato halves with olive oil, salt and pepper in a bowl.
- Spread cherry tomato mixture on a lightly greased baking sheet.
- Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes.
- Garish with fresh herbs.
Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 82Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 0mgSodium 80mgCarbohydrates 5gFiber 1gSugar 3gProtein 1g
Nutrition information calculated by Nutritionix.
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