Here we have 7 of our favorite cherry tomato recipes from the Mediterranean. Cherry tomatoes are great as a snack or in a salad but what else?
In the late summer, cherry tomatoes have reached their peak ripeness in New England. These little guys deliver tons of vitamins, minerals and anti-inflammatory and disease preventing compounds like lycopene so when they are in season, I try to eat them as much as possible. At first, I snack on them profusely. Then, I mix them in with a Greek salad with my favorite feta cheese and local produce. But after awhile I go looking for Mediterranean recipes that use cherry tomatoes in a different way.
Below are 7 Mediterranean cherry tomato recipes that I absolutely love. My favorites are the grilled pork kabobs and cherry tomato sauce in a mason jar. We hope you enjoy!
Greek Chop Chop Salad
An authentic Greek salad – chop chop style. Everything is chopped to a smaller size including the lettuce. This creates an opportunity to get all the ingredients of the salad in each forkful which means you actually get more flavor in every bite.
Roasted Cherry Tomatoes with Garlic and Balsamic
When I roast cherry tomatoes I like to make a lot because I use them very quickly and on a daily basis. They are amazing at breakfast in omelets or on avocado toast or even just by themselves on toast.
Ziti with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes and Eggplant
I love to cook, but I don’t always love to cook. Sometimes, I want something yummy with the least amount of work possible. This Ziti with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes and Eggplant is one of those recipes that tastes like you’ve worked on it more than you actually have.
Cherry Tomato Sauce made in a Mason Jar
All you need to make pureed cherry tomato sauce is a sheet pan and something that you can puree the sauce with!
Mediterranean Fried Chicken with Asparagus and Tomatoes
The caramelized cherry tomatoes pair beautifully with the parmesan and bread crumbs that coats the chicken. This chicken sheet pan dinner is so good that you might want to eat it all at once, but it is also really good the next day.
This lovely tomato vinaigrette dish is excellent served at room temperature over crisp lettuce. It also makes a great topping for crunchy crusted sourdough bread. Just add a little smear of butter or a drizzle of olive oil and top with the tomato vinaigrette for a taste of summer.
Grilled Pork Kabobs
Who doesn’t love some delicious grilled meat and vegetable kabobs? If you like grilling outside and enjoy tasty and healthy food made with high quality ingredients, this is the perfect recipe for you!