I’m always looking for new ways to experiment with different ingredients to spice up different dishes. Today’s recipe will cover the humble cherry tomato, a staple in most salads or sandwiches. I’ve gotten quite a few requests how to recreate my herbed tomatoes, so why not share it with everybody? The process is so effortless I’m not even sure if it can be construed as ‘cooking’. Trust me kitchen newbies, when I say this is simple.
- Fresh herbs (I like Cilantro, Basil, Thyme. If you’ve got no fresh herbs consider MasterFood’s Mixed Herbs and Coriander Leaves)
- 2 tbsps olive oil
- 1 tbsp vinegar (Balsamic, red wine, regular white vinegar will do in a pinch)
- Wash and cut the cherry tomatoes, then place in a large bowl.
- Drizzle the olive oil and vinegar over the cherry tomatoes.
- Add in the herbs.
- Add sugar/salt/pepper to taste.
- Mix everything up!
- Cover with cling wrap, and give it a couple shakes for good measure.
- Chuck it in the fridge to chill.
I know most recipes out there tell you to serve it immediately–but my secret is leaving my cherry tomatoes in the fridge overnight to marinate in the mixture of olive oil and herbs–it tastes so much better that way! If you happen to have left over pasta and don’t know what to do with it, why not toss it in together with the cherry tomatoes? It’ll make a great cold salad, perfect to take with you to work for lunch.
This recipe is probably one of my favorite things to do because it is so fuss-free (5 minutes tops!) and you probably have everything you need in your kitchen. Do try it out, and let me know if you like it.