Garden Fridays: What to do with all those cherry tomatoes

by Shawnda on July 13, 2012

in Garden,Recipe Collections

Cherry tomatoes coming out of your ears? Me, too. Isn’t it awesome :) I’ve pulled together a few of our cherry tomato greatest hits and would love to hear about yours in the comments section!

Lemony Orzo with Chicken and Roasted Tomatoes

1. Quickly roast them. And then toss them with pasta, leftover chicken, and artichokes…

Penne with Roasted Tomatoes and Mozzarella

Or penne and mozzarella.

Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

2. Slow-roast them. Low heat, a couple of hours, and then try to stop yourself from eating the entire pan before tossing into pasta or on sandwiches and pizza.

Pico de Gallo

3. Quarter cherry tomatoes, toss with chopped red onion, the hottest jalapenos you can find, cilantro, salt, and a little lime juice. And then scoop that with chips, over tacos…

The Texican Burger

…Or on a fancy hamburger

4. Grilled. Toss with olive oil and throw them over open flame. And then throw them over a steak.

Cherry Tomatoes

5. Give them a quick rinse, a pat try, and then sit on the couch with a bowl in your lap. It’s more respectable than a bag of Funyons.


{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Joanne July 13, 2012 at 9:02 am

I’m curling up with some cherry tomatoes from now on instead of a jar of nutella. You are thus now forgiven for yesterday’s anti-skinny jeans debacle. :P


2 Lisa @ The Cooking Bride July 13, 2012 at 11:14 am

This is great! Because yes, I do have cherry tomatoes coming out of my ears right now. But yeah, it is awesome!


3 Debbie July 13, 2012 at 1:09 pm

I mix them with grape tomatoes and slow roast with balsamic vinegar, crushed garlic, fresh rosemary and thyme and they disappear quickly.


4 foodiebride July 13, 2012 at 8:08 pm

LOVE the idea of using balsamic & rosemary, will have to try with next week’s haul.


5 Angie R. July 13, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Ok, my mouth literally started watering when I saw that first picture with the pasta and artichokes. I love artichokes! Please tell me you have a recipe for that one, I want to make it now! Haha!


6 Cupcake and Talk July 13, 2012 at 3:17 pm

I love all the ideas. I am going to try the penne & mozzarella dish. I just had lunch, but after reading your post and all the pretty photos, I am hungry again : )


7 Liz July 15, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Great ideas! I have a couple of pints in my fridge…definitely trying some of your ideas. Awesome pics, btw!!! :-)


8 Ann P. July 16, 2012 at 2:34 pm

I’m so glad that as I grew up, tomatoes became my friend instead of my enemy! These look delicious!! Perfect post to remedy the tomato plant that’s going crazy prolific on our patio. :)


9 Debra July 25, 2012 at 7:47 am

all good ideas


10 Tricia August 9, 2012 at 7:33 pm

I too have an over abundance of cherry tomatoes, I cut them in half and add them to pasta with chopped cucumber, chopped green onion, chopped bell peppers, fresh rosemary, and italian dressing. My husbands favorite!


11 Vivika June 22, 2013 at 2:10 pm

Thanks for all the great ideas. Everything looks so yummy.


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