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Did you know that cherry tomatoes are one of the best tomatoes to cook with year-round? And thanks to this collection of cherry tomato recipes, you’ll never run out of uses for them! This vibrant, juicy little ingredient can elevate just about any dish. From pastas to tarts to salads and so much more, this list is sure to put the cherry on top of your next meal!
Is there anything better than in-season tomatoes? They have the perfect texture and wonderfully juicy burst of flavor that can complement just about any dish! But did you know that when it comes to buying tomatoes out-of-season, your best bet is to go with cherry tomatoes?
That’s right! Because of their size, their flavor is a little more concentrated, so you don’t end up with a watery, tasteless tomato in the off-season. And now that you know you can cook with them all year round, let’s take a look at some of our favorite cherry tomato recipes to put them to good use!
From your typical salsas, salads, and pastas to a unique quiche or savory tart, you’re sure to find something to delight any palette here. You might even say this list will put the cherry on top of your next meal!
In just 30 minutes, you can have a deliciously simple vegetarian meal ready to serve. This recipe has become a sensation on social media. You’ll love the combination of feta, cherry tomatoes, garlic, and spinach!
These bite-sized appetizers will be the hit of your next party or get-together! The filling is like chicken salad, but made with bacon instead. Yum! Best of all, you only need four ingredients to make them.
This flavorful soup made with fresh cherry tomatoes, cream, broth, and basil is so creamy and delicious. It’s much healthier than canned tomato soup… and tastes way better too!
Once you taste how flavorful these marinated tomatoes are, you’ll want to put them on everything! They’re super quick and easy to make, perfect for livening up any dish. Enjoy them piled high on bruschetta, over a nutritious salad, and so much more!
Roasted cherry tomatoes and herbed ricotta over a puff pastry and topped with fresh basil is a lovely, elegant way to enjoy these savory ingredients! And because this recipe calls for a frozen puff pastry, prep is super easy.
For a perfect side dish or light meal, try this fresh and colorful salad! It’s a wonderful blend of Mediterranean flavors that comes together in just 15 minutes.
From chips to tacos and more, you’ll want to find every reason to enjoy this bright and delicious salsa! Best of all, you can easily customize it to your tastes to create the salsa that’s perfect for you. It’s hard to go wrong with these delicious and fresh ingredients!
You could also call this “naked bruschetta” because all you need are tomatoes, slices of crusty bread, and a little oil and spices. The flavors are so wonderful and juicy all on their own, you don’t need much to enjoy them!
9. Summer Skillet Gnocchi
Enjoy all the flavors of summer in one skillet! This mouthwatering dinner is so simple to make for a tried and true weeknight recipe you’ll want to make again and again.
Garlicky baked feta shrimp with juicy cherry tomatoes and herbs is a one-pot dinner that comes together in just 30 minutes! The amazingly fragrant shrimp combined with creamy, salty feta give it an irresistible Greek-inspired flavor.
This low carb recipe is bursting with flavor thanks to the juicy marinated chicken topped with a bright blend of tomatoes, onions, and basil. Perfect to serve with a big salad or a side of zoodles!
12. Caprese Skewers
Fresh tomatoes, Italian basil, and mozzarella balls threaded on bamboo skewers and drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar are an absolute delight! They make a perfect appetizer, snack, or side.
An easy recipe that will quickly become a family favorite, this pasta sauce is a must-try. It has amazing flavor and the perfect spicy kick that can be customized to your ideal flavor. If you’ve never made pasta sauce with cherry tomatoes, you’re in for a real treat!
14. Grilled Cherry Tomato Skewers
These tomato skewers are so good, they may not make it very far off the barbecue! You can enjoy them on grilled bread with a layer of ricotta or just eat them right off the skewers like little tomato “lollipops.”
This easy and delicious meatless meal is made with fresh basil, juicy tomatoes, baby spinach, parmesan, and your choice of pasta noodles. It can be ready to serve in just 20 minutes and is perfect for busy weeknights!
Tomato-butter roasted salmon, cherry tomatoes, and peppadews come together for an easy dinner that’s bursting with flavor! It’s simple enough to throw together on a busy weeknight, but also elegant enough to serve when entertaining. It’s truly the best of both worlds!
Bright tomatoes, veggies, eggs, basil, and goat cheese over a flaky crust is simply irresistible! This vegetarian recipe is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or even dinner.
Savory eggs baked with spinach, tomatoes, and Parmesan cheese are sure to start any day the right way! You can serve them right away or store them in the refrigerator for an easy and delicious grab-and-go breakfast.
This avocado toast is anything but basic. Mashed avocado, arugula, smokehouse barbeque bacon, chopped tomatoes, and a secret ingredient mayo sauce over toasted whole grain bread makes a delicious meal any time of day!
20. Tomato Risotto
This dish combines all the flavors of your favorite caprese salad into a rich and creamy risotto. The sweetness of the tomatoes, earthy basil, nutty Parmesan, and little balls of melted mozzarella turn this risotto dish into absolute heaven.
21. Cherry Tomato Confit
While this recipe has a slightly longer cooking time, most of it is hands off, so don’t let that deter you! You’ll be so glad you made time to whip up these deeply-flavored and luscious tomatoes.
You’ll love the colorful twist the cherry tomatoes add to classic pasta Carbonara with bacon! For more of an Italian flair, you could also replace the bacon with prosciutto or pancetta. This simple pasta recipe is always a family favorite.
Sheet pan dinners are the epitome of easy weeknight cooking, and this flavorful bake is no exception! It has simple ingredients, it's healthy, and oh-so-delicious. The leftovers are also a great way to meal prep!
24. Corn Succotash
Bites of tomato, zucchini, fresh corn, bell peppers, and onions make this the best succotash recipe ever! It’s warm, buttery, and delicious, and the bright array of colors is sure to dazzle your eyes just as much as your taste buds.
Possibly the best part of this luxuriously snackable dip is the jammy roasted tomatoes nestled on top. But the tangy feta cheese and smooth cream cheese blended with rich olive oil, bright lemon, earthy garlic and shallot, and kiss of honey sweetness is downright irresistible in its own right!
For an easy side dish that pops with color and flavor, this simple bake is always a winner. The fresh ripe cherry tomatoes and basil with garlic, bread crumbs, melted butter, and olive oil truly sing.
This cold summer salad will satisfy your cravings for something bright, fresh, and flavorful. Made with cherry tomatoes, fresh herbs, onion, avocado, and cucumbers. Serve as a main meal or delicious side dish. Best of all, there’s no cooking required — just mix, chop, and assemble!
How to store cherry tomatoes
Store: Cherry tomatoes can be stored at room temperature. If they start to become very ripe, keep them in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Freeze: Place cleaned and dried tomatoes on a baking sheet in the freezer. Once completely frozen, transfer to a freezer safe bag or container. They can last 6-9 months in the freezer.
More ways to use cherry tomatoes
Cherry Tomato Recipes
- 16 ounces cherry tomatoes halved
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line baking sheet with foil. Lightly spray foil with non-stick cooking spray.
- Place halved cherry tomatoes in a bowl. Pour on olive oil, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat.
- Pour tomatoes out on prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes and serve.