40+ BEST Cherry Tomato Recipes (Easy + Healthy)

Are you looking for a way to add something fresh and flavorful to your meals? Look no further than cherry tomatoes! Here’s 40+ delicious cherry tomato recipes to try out. This versatile ingredient can be used in so many dishes and is sure to add a delicious kick to whatever you make.

Cherry tomatoes are an easy and delicious way to upgrade your meals. Whether you’re looking for a side dish for dinner or a snack for a party, there’s a recipe here for you.

Roast them for a comforting side dish, make a classic caprese salad, use them as a pizza topping, whip up bruschetta for an appetizer, or simmer them into a creamy soup.

Whichever recipe you choose, you’ll be sure to have a delicious and satisfying meal!

Read on to find out how to take your meals to the next level with this simple and delicious ingredient.

The BEST Cherry Tomato Recipes

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This Cherry Tomato Salad with Roasted Lemons is the perfect side dish. Sweet tomatoes combine with a tangy vinaigrette and delicious roasted lemons. 
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Israeli couscous with tomatoes is an amazing side dish full of flavor. Toasted pearl couscous is tossed with a burst tomato sauce and finished with a squeeze of lime for a delightful tang. Yum!
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This Tomato Cucumber Salad features fresh cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, and crisp red onion. Dressed in a tangy homemade red wine vinaigrette, every bite is bursting with refreshing Mediterranean flavors!
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Learn how to make sun dried tomatoes in the oven. Plus, tips on how to season them, store them and use homemade sun dried tomatoes. 
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Crostini dipped into melty goat cheese.
This baked goat cheese appetizer is super simple to throw together at the last minute with just 3 ingredients! Chevre is baked in marinara sauce until hot and bubbly – Perfect for spreading on crostini.
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This creamy tomato risotto features all the flavors of your favorite caprese salad. Fresh tomatoes, basil and melty mozzarella cheese combine with the creamy risotto. Finished off with a balsamic glaze drizzle. 
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Poached Fish in Tomato Sauce with Garlic Oil & Lime will quickly become your favorite fish recipe! Served on a bed of brothy couscous and sprinkled with crispy shallots & garlic.
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This recipe for Squid Ink Pasta with Shrimp & Cherry Tomatoes only looks fancy. It’s easy to make in under 30 minutes and the flavor is delicious!
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This Ground Lamb Pasta with feta, cherry tomatoes & calabrian chiles is the tastiest way to recreate the baked feta TikTok craze that's been sweeping the internet. It's creamy, tangy and so super delicious!
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This Thai Steak Salad is tangy, spicy, amazingly delicious yet deceptively easy to make. Topped with toasted rice powder for a bit of crunch. It's a healthy salad that tastes so decadent!
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Sheet Pan Mushroom Parmigiana is a must-try for Meatless Monday. Portobello mushrooms are stuffed with marinara and mozzarella cheese before being roasted in the oven with grape tomatoes. Top each mushroom with a scoop of garlicky breadcrumbs for an exceptional crunch!
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Peach Burrata Crostini with Burst Cherry Tomato Vinaigrette…feels kind of fancy, but is so simple to make, and so amazingly GOOD!
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Tomato Basil Orzo Pasta with creamy burrata cheese.
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Brown Butter Cherry Tomato Fettuccine Alfredo…a classic pasta updated with a rich and creamy sauce, burst cherry tomatoes, and fresh herbs!
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It doesn’t get any better than a perfect medium-rare slab of simply grilled skirt steak. Oh wait, yes it does. Even better than grilled steak is grilled steak topped with burrata and cherry tomatoes.
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Colorful and extra creamy Cherry Tomato Pasta Alla Vodka…the perfect summer twist on classic Italian pasta…creamy, slightly spicy, & GOOD!
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Slow cook ed cherry tomatoes in olive oil, garlic, and basil is a summer staple. Watch our video to learn how to make easy tomato confit!
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Spinach Ricotta Gnocchi with Sage Butter and Cherry Tomatoes…every bite is layered with delicious, summery flavors and loved by all!
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This “naked bruschetta” is simple with halved juicy cherry tomatoes marinated in olive juice with garlic and basil.
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Keeping things colorful + easy with this 20 Minute Florentine Butter Chicken with Burst Cherry Tomatoes…serve with crusty bread to soak up all that sauce!
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Cherry Tomato Confit & Burrata Spaghetti. Homemade spaghetti has an incredible texture. It’s the perfect pairing with this rich confit tomato sauce and burrata.
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Cherry Tomato Pesto Polenta with Fried Halloumi…made in under 30 minutes, using just one skillet and one pot…a great way to use up that summer produce!
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Get ready to serve up this Cherry Tomato Salad all Summer long! This speedy side dish is healthy, fresh, and full of flavor! Vegetarian + Gluten-Free
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Brown Butter Lobster Pasta with Burst Cherry Tomatoes…every twirl of pasta is so delicious. Quick-cooking pasta…like summer in a bowl!
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Marinated cherry tomatoes are a colorful, juicy and tasty side dish that is perfect for summer parties, buffets and large gatherings because it can be made hours in advance.
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Jammy Cherry Tomato Pasta with Crisp Lemon Rosemary Chickpeas, every twirl of the quick-cooking pasta is mouth-watering delicious…like summer in a bowl!
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Blistered tomatoes elevate just about any meal! A quick saute with garlic and herbs turns cherry tomatoes into something almost gourmet!
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A very simple pan roasted cherry tomato summer pasta, with white wine, garlic, fresh herbs, topped with the most addicting lemony breadcrumbs, and finished with luscious burrata cheese. Perfect summer dinner…made using pantry staples, and ready for eating in under 30 minutes.
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This refreshing cherry tomato caprese salad is a healthy summer side you can enjoy all summer long.
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Fresh Fig, Prosciutto, and Arugula Salad with Cherry Tomato Vinaigrette: Fresh figs, arugula, basil, prosciutto, and burrata cheese, tossed with a delicious cherry tomato vinaigrette. Simple, delicious, and so perfect for summer!
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These Caprese skewers are a fun, fresh party appetizer! They’re made with cherry tomatoes, basil, mozzarella, and an easy balsamic glaze.
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This homemade pizza dough is topped with crème fraîche, quick caramelized onions, mixed herbed cherry tomatoes, and finished with yummy burrata cheese. DELICIOUS, and perfect for using up those garden fresh cherry tomatoes!
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Marinated Cherry Tomatoes with Burrata + Toast – embarrassingly easy, but SO delicious! The best way to celebrate summer!
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Roasted tomato soup recipe is easy to make with simple ingredients and always tastes so fresh and delicious.
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Pesto Chicken Saltimbocca with Burst Tomatoes and Burrata: quick to make, ready in under an hour + every bite is full of yummy summer flavors!
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Cherry tomato pasta pairs sweet tomatoes blistered in a hot pan with fresh basil and Parmesan. This easy dinner idea is stunning!
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Pesto Cheese Zucchini Ravioli with Burst Tomatoes…best for nights when you’re craving Italian, but wanting to keep things light and summery!
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This pasta with burst cherry tomato sauce is ideal summer eating. It’s filled with bright, fresh flavors and an addictive fried caper breadcrumb topping.
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Caramelized Onion and Balsamic Tomato Cheddar Tarts. These fun tarts are the perfect summertime appetizer or light dinner. You can’t beat these easy tarts!
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A savory tomato tart with burst heirloom cherry tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, sweet corn and fresh thyme, all in a buttery flaky pastry, sprinkled with a little everything bagel spice. Great as an appetizer or light dinner and the perfect way to use up that end of summer produce.
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How to Make Ahead and Store

Many of these cherry tomato recipes can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a few days or even in the freezer. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead. 

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40+ BEST Cherry Tomato Recipes

Want to add something fresh & flavorful to your meal? Look no further than cherry tomatoes! Here's 40+ delicious recipes to try out! Start with this Cherry Tomato Salad with Roasted Lemons. It's the perfect side dish. Sweet tomatoes combine with a tangy vinaigrette and delicious roasted lemons. 
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Cooling time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 6 people


  • 2 lemons (halved horizontally, seeds removed, and cut into paper-thin slices)
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 2/3 cups cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • 1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup parsley (finely chopped)
  • ½ cup mint leaves (finely chopped)
  • ½ cup red onion halved crosswise and thinly sliced into half rings (halved crosswise and thinly sliced into half rings (about ½ onion) )
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)


  • Preheat the oven to 325ºF.
  • Fill a small saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Add lemon slices and blanch for 2 minutes. Drain well. Combine 1 tablespoon oil, sugar, oregano and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a small bowl. Add lemon slices and mix well to combine. Spread the lemon slices out in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with a silpat or parchment paper. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  • Combine the tomatoes, remaining 2 tablespoons oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, pepper, vinegar parsley, mint and onions in a bowl. Add the lemon slices and stir gently to combine. Taste for seasoning and adjust as desired with additional salt and pepper. Serve immediately.


Tip: To easily cut tomatoes in half, use two deli container lids and sandwich the tomatoes between them. Press down gently on the top lid while you slice through horizontally with a knife. Total game changer!
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Calories: 95kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 253mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 765IU | Vitamin C: 40.8mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1.1mg

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