Sauteed Cherry Tomatoes With Garlic & Basil

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"Most people don't think of cooking cherry tomatoes but sauteed, they make a colorful, tasty side dish. Both cherry and grape tomatoes can be cooked using this technique, but the grape variety is sweeter and more flavorful. Source-Pam Anderson."

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (56.6 g)
  • Calories 51.8
  • Total Fat - 4.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 2.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 2.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.6 g
  • Sugars - 1.3 g
  • Protein - 0.6 g
  • Calcium - 9.4 mg
  • Iron - 0.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 7.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Heat olive oil in a large (12-inch) skillet over medium-high heat until it just starts to smoke. Add the tomatoes and season with salt and pepper.

Step 2

Saute, shaking pan frequently, until tomatoes soften and skins just start to wrinkle, about 2-4 minutes. Stir in garlic and continue to shake pan until garlic is fragrant.

Step 3

Stir in basil and extra-virgin olive oil and serve.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Wow, I love the big bold flavor in these lovely tomatoes. I used a large red and yellow grape tomato. It worked beautifully in this dish. They were so large that I cut them in half. Resulting in a lovely thick sauce studded with tomato halves. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe FEM. I served the tomatoes with warm Naan bread to soak up the thick sauce. Made FYC tag game.

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(23 Oct 2019)