Elevate just about any meal with these 5-minute blistered tomatoes! Serve them on cheeseboards, with pasta, eggs, pizza, and so much more!
We pretty much always have cherry tomatoes on hand. It’s one of the few healthy snacks my six-year-old will munch on and they’re incredibly versatile. We use them on these BLT Flatbreads, serve them as a base for my Burrata and Crostini, and add them for a pop of color to Jarcuterie (Charcuterie in a jar!). What are some of your favorite ways to utilize cherry tomatoes?
INGREDIENTS FOR BLISTERED TOMATOES:
This recipe calls for five items and seriously takes only five minutes to make. How perfect is that? Here’s what you’ll need:
- Olive Oil
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Fresh Basil
- Salt (+ Pepper, if desired)
Simply heat up the oil in a sauté pan over medium-high heat and then add the tomatoes when the oil is warmed. Allo them to sit for a couple minutes until they blister. Then add the minced garlic and continue to cook until fragrant, about 1 – 2 minutes. Remove the blistered tomatoes from heat and sprinkle with chopped basil. Season with salt, pepper and enjoy!
BLISTERED TOMATOES: SWEET, YET SAVORY:
If you’ve been perusing through my recipes, y’all can see I’m primarily a savory gal. I crave sweets far and few between. To be honest, you’d most likely find me treating myself to an extra serving of Mashed Potatoes then a Piece of Pie. While both recipes are delicious, I personally gravitate towards tater-goodness.
The thing I love about blistered tomatoes is the fact that they’re semi-sweet… but (you guessed it) savory! The natural sugars reduced down while cooking, creating this sticky, browned, incredibly-addicting magic. I spread them on crackers, add them to breakfast plates, mix them with cooked pasta with parmesan, and even spread them on toast with ricotta. Seriously, the possibilities are endless!
OTHER RECIPES YOU MIGHT ENJOY:
- 1 tbsp. Olive Oil
- 1 Clamshell of Cherry Tomatoes, about 2 cups
- 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
- 1 tbsp. Chopped Fresh Basil
- Salt+ Pepper, to taste
- Heat up the oil in a sauté pan over medium-high heat and then add the tomatoes when the oil is warmed.
- Allow the tomatoes to sit for a couple minutes until they blister. Then add the minced garlic, stir and continue to cook until fragrant. About 1 - 2 minutes.
- Remove the blistered tomatoes from heat and sprinkle with chopped basil. Season with salt, pepper and enjoy!
NOTES ON THIS RECIPE:
- Make sure not to overcrowd the pan. Too many tomatoes will cause them to steam verses browning. You want the caramelization, trust me.
- Garlic isn’t mandatory but it’s highly recommended. The depth of flavor is fabulous and I truly enjoy the mix of flavors.
- Store leftovers in an airtight container, refrigerated, and use within 3 days.
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