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Easy and Quick Marinated Tomatoes with Garlic

Take your tomatoes up a notch with this easy, quick recipe. Marinated with 4 ingredients, these tomatoes are full of flavor and make the perfect snack; or are a great addition to your salads.


Looking for a quick healthy snack? Need an appetizer that you can whip up in minutes? Want to elevate your boring salads? You need these quick marinated tomatoes in your life.

What’s so great about this marinated tomato recipe?

It comes together quickly, and easily. 2 minutes of prep work. That’s it. The refrigerator will do the rest of the work.

You only need 4 other ingredients. Spices and herbs that you probably already have at home.

Versatility. Eat them as-is if you’d like. They’re delicious. Put them in a salad. Or combine them with mozzarella balls for a fun, easy appetizer.

It’s healthy. Low-carb, low-cal, and packed with nutrients.

Is the sugar really necessary?

Yes. Don’t omit it. If you’re worried your tomatoes will taste less like vegetables and more like a dessert, don’t. The sugar just helps nicely balance everything out. Especially between the salt, dill, and garlic.

What kind of tomatoes can you use?

This recipe is intended for cherry tomatoes. Perhaps you could marinate your heirlooms, romas, and beefsteaks with this recipe. Chop them up and add them to your salads. But from experience, this recipe works best with cherry tomatoes.

How long should you marinate the tomatoes?

These tomatoes need a minimum of three hours in the fridge. The longer you let them sit, the more flavor you’ll get. If you make these 24 hours in advance, that’s perfect!

These marinated tomatoes come together quite quickly, and they can totally be made ahead of time. Eat them as a snack, in a salad, or as aside. They’re delicious any which way!


Tomatoes are a staple ingredient in my kitchen! Here are some more tomato recipes I love to make over and over again:

I love making the classic Ratatouille in Tomato Sauce! Featured in a kid’s movie, it’s a great veggie dish to make for your kids, too.

This Chunky and Easy Avocado Salsa is perfect with chips for game day!


Easy and Quick Marinated Tomatoes with Garlic

Five ingredients, 5 minutes to make and all you have to do is wait for it to marinate. Enjoy!
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Course: Dinner, Lunch, Salad, Side Dish, Starters and Sides
Cuisine: American
Allergy: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Total Time: 10 minutes
Calories: 28kcal



  • 2 lb cherry tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 handful fresh dill, chopped


  • Remove the vine of the tomatoes, if they have it. Wash and put into a medium sized bowl.
    2 lb cherry tomatoes
  • Add in the sugar.
    1 Tbsp sugar
  • Add the salt (I use sea salt.)
    1 Tbsp salt
  • Mince garlic cloves and add to the tomatoes.
    4 cloves garlic,
  • Chop a handful of fresh dill and add.
    1 handful fresh dill,
  • Mix all together.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours, (24 hours will give it more flavor).


Calories: 28kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 885mg | Potassium: 254mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 564IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg
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