cherry tomato recipes

29 Flavor-Packed Cherry Tomato Recipes To Indulge In

When it comes to cherry tomatoes, the saying “good things come in small packages” is as apt as it can get. These little, round fruits are plump, juicy, and brimming with sweet and tangy flavors, making them the perfect ingredient to add to any meal. Be it a Buddha bowl or Chicken Provencal, cherry tomatoes can brighten up the flavors and textures of any meal.

If you’ve just got a bunch of fresh cherry tomatoes from the farmer’s market or have a pint of cherry tomatoes on hand, these 29 cherry tomato recipes will help you discover a whole new world of tasty, fresh, vibrant meals.

#1. Baked Feta with Cherry Tomatoes & Olives

This Mediterranean-inspired meal is packed with savory, creamy flavors of the baked feta grilled to perfection with sweet cherry tomatoes, rich bitter olives, spicy chili flakes, and sour lemon. It’s also very adaptable, so you can substitute the vegetables and fruits to suit your tastes.

#2. Balsamic Parmesan Roasted Asparagus and Cherry Tomatoes

Make this easy side dish by roasting asparagus and cherry tomatoes with salt and pepper to enhance their natural sweetness. Then, top them off with grated parmesan and a drizzle of balsamic reduction. Serve it as-is or with grilled chicken breasts or flank steak.

#3. Buddha Bowl with Quinoa, Cherry Tomatoes, and Hummus

Buddha bowls are one of the best ways to get all your nutrients in one flavorful meal. This recipe is loaded with greens like spinach and seasonal herbs, quinoa, cherry tomatoes, avocado, olives, hummus, and pumpkin seeds. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and olive oil, and serve hot or cold.

#4. Cherry Tomato Bites

This easy no-cook side dish is made by stuffing cherry tomatoes with fresh mini mozzarella cheese pearls. The stuffed cherry tomatoes are then topped with fresh basil, seasoned with salt and pepper, and drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar to create the perfect bite-sized appetizer to snack on.

#5. Cherry Tomato Couscous Salad

Full of bright flavors, this pearl couscous salad is packed with roasted chickpeas, cucumbers, sweet and tangy cherry tomatoes (half slow-roasted and half raw). Served with feta cheese and herbs, it delivers fantastic textures and flavors for a perfect side dish or a light dinner.

#6. Cherry Tomato Frittata with Corn, Basil, and Goat Cheese

In this very summery meal, corn lends subtle sweetness and crunch to the frittata while basil brings in the aroma and the fresh, jammy cherry tomatoes offer a lovely dose of sweetness. The addition of goat cheese delivers just a hint of an earthy taste to the mix, resulting in a flavorful dish that both kids and adults will enjoy.

#7. Cherry Tomato Pasta

This recipe combines cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic, capers, and pecorino with pasta for a vibrant and comforting family dinner. Serve as-is or with crusty bread for a more filling meal. You won’t be able to resist making this every time cherry tomatoes are in season!

#8. Cherry Tomato Pizza Margherita

Here’s a delicious pizza that’s super easy to prepare and presents simple flavors. Make it with heirloom cherry tomatoes for the most gorgeous stained glass effect on the pizza, spices and seasonings, as well as a cheese mixture. Then, bake until the crust is crispy before garnishing it with basil leaves to serve.

#9. Cherry Tomato Salad

A fun twist on the classic Caprese salad, this side dish made with cherry tomatoes, mozzarella balls, red onion, fresh herbs, red wine, and seasonings is as delicious as it can get. Whip out this salad at the next potluck or barbeque and watch the guests make a beeline for it!

#10. Baked Eggs on a Bed of Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

A perfect brunch recipe, this is a simple summertime meal that you’ll keep coming back to. It features eggs cracked open on baked cherry tomatoes and baked with parmesan and basil. Serve with toasted bread or polenta fries for an incredible meal!

#11. Crispy Chicken Scallopini with Cherry Tomatoes in a Lemon-Butter White Wine Sauce

This dish features irresistibly crispy chicken scallopini accompanied by a creamy, lemony butter sauce cooked with wine, capers, and blistered cherry tomatoes to create a wonderful midweek supper. To serve, arrange chicken cutlets on cooked pasta, top with lemon-butter wine sauce and tomatoes, and garnish with chopped parsley.

#12. Edamame, Cherry Tomato, Corn Salad with Lemon Dressing

A gluten-free six-ingredient salad, this recipe just takes 15 minutes to come together! All you need are juicy cherry tomatoes, red onions, fresh cilantro, cooked sweet corn, fresh lemon juice, and edamame. Enjoy right away or refrigerate to let the flavors develop more.

#13. Fresh Cherry Tomato Tart

A terrific variation on the classic Southern tomato pie, this tart is like a little slice of heaven. It has a buttery, rich pastry crust with just the right amount of crumbles and a creamy cheese filling overflowing with tomatoes and aromatic basil leaves. It looks stunning and tastes every bit as good!

#14. Garlic Shrimp with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Large peeled and deveined shrimp are sauteed with butter, olive oil, wine, Italian seasonings, red pepper flakes, and garlic, then paired with delicious, roasted cherry tomatoes and layered on top of pasta to make the perfect dish for an elegant weeknight dinner. Pair it with your favorite wine and enjoy.

#15. Grilled Eggplant with Cherry Tomatoes, Basil, and Feta

A mixture of cherry tomatoes, pine nuts, melted feta, red pepper flakes, oil, and salt is spooned over wonderfully tender eggplant which is then garnished with fresh basil to create the most satisfying main course. Serve with crusty grilled bread or a green salad (optional).

#16. Lemon-Garlic Chicken and Cherry Tomato Skewers with Basil Chimichurri

Tender chicken chunks are marinated in a lemon-garlic mixture, skewered with garden-fresh cherry tomatoes, and grilled to charred perfection. Serve this incredible appetizer with a chimichurri sauce made of fresh basil leaves, flat-leaf parsley, olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic, and seasonings.

#17. Mediterranean Fish with Cherry Tomato and Olive Tapenade

This healthy, low-carb Mediterranean meal features seasoned pan-seared white fish with a bright, delectable tapenade made of cherry tomatoes, finely chopped olives, roasted red peppers, capers, and fresh herbs. Garnish with extra fresh herbs and lemon wedges before serving.

#18. Cherry Tomato Focaccia

This comforting Italian bread with plump, juicy cherry tomatoes and fresh herbs is a great savory side to accompany any meal. This recipe uses pizza dough to cut down your cooking time. Coat the dough with a mixture of olive oil, yellow and red cherry tomatoes, thyme, rosemary, and garlic, bake until golden brown, and serve!

#19. Caprese (Cherry Tomatoes and Mozzarella Balls) Stuffed Avocado

Fresh, juicy cherry tomatoes and mozzarella balls are smothers in basil pesto and garlic and then stuffed in creamy avocados — you can’t think of a better way to have avocados. Drizzle with a balsamic glaze reduction and fresh basil for a light dinner!

#20. Quick Cherry Tomato Avocado Toast

Level up your regular avocado toast with plump cherry tomatoes! Layer lemony mashed avocado and juicy, sweet cherry tomatoes on toasted sourdough with a dusting of fresh basil and black pepper to make the ultimate brunch. For a filling lunch, serve it with a side of potato salad or no-mayo coleslaw.

#21. Rainbow Veggie Pasta Salad with Cherry Tomatoes and Pesto

Loaded with farfalle pasta, vivid cherry tomatoes, roasted red peppers, orange bell pepper, yellow and green zucchini, broccoli, and red onion and tossed with a savory pesto, this colorful and crunchy pasta salad is a great meal to get you out of a mid-week slump!

#22. Refreshing Cherry Tomato and Cantaloupe Salad

This easy and quick recipe uses simple ingredients to create a summery salad. Make it with ripe cantaloupe, cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, a pinch of salt and pepper, and olive oil to enjoy a light lunch or a refreshing side for dinner.

#23. Roasted Cherry Tomatoes with Garlic and Basil

Sometimes, the simplest recipe delivers the best dishes. Cook cherry tomatoes in the oven with garlic, olive oil, salt, and freshly chopped basil until broken down and jammy. Grab a spoon and dig in or pair it with grilled chicken breasts, pasta, or bread with a little mozzarella.

#24. Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes and Crispy Breadcrumbs

This regular side of green beans is jazzed up with the addition of crackling breadcrumbs and juicy cherry tomatoes. Once your beans are cooked till bright green and tender, roast the breadcrumbs until golden and cook with cherry tomatoes. Plate your green beans and place this tomato-breadcrumb mix on top along with a sprinkle of cheese before serving!

#25. Ruby Red Apples, Plum and Cherry Tomatoes Salad

This vibrant red salad features juicy red plums, spring greens mix, delicious cherry tomatoes, and apples along with crunchy walnuts and almonds for layered textures and flavors. Garnish with crumbled cheese and seasonings. It’s a great salad to have as-is or paired with coconut curry chicken, chicken tikka, or lemon chicken.

#26. Saucy Burst Cherry Tomato Basil Chicken

Sporting sweet and tangy flavors with fresh basil notes, this recipe includes sauteed seasoned chicken simmered in a delicious tomato sauce with basil, garlic, red pepper flakes, and a splash of butter for creamy goodness. Cook it in one pan for a super-easy weeknight meal.

#27. Sicilian Cherry Tomato Pesto Sauce

This classic Italian no-cook sauce is made with rich and sweet cherry tomatoes, aromatic fresh basil, garlic, slivered almonds, and Pecorino Romano (sheep’s milk cheese), delivering an intensely creamy, tasty sauce. Mix a few spoonfuls into pasta, serve with meatballs, or spread over crusty bread — the possibilities are endless.

#28. Skillet Balsamic Pork Chops with Cherry Tomatoes and Gremolata

Delicious pork chops cooked in a wonderful buttery pan sauce featuring white wine, balsamic vinegar, and lemon, topped with cherry tomatoes, and then sprinkled with a gremolata made of basil, parsley, lemon zest, garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil — all made in one pan, that’s a taste of heaven right there!

#29. Cobb Salad with Cherry Tomato, Avocado, and Grilled Chicken

An American classic, make the popular Cobb salad at home with basic ingredients! Crisp lettuce forms the bed for grilled chicken, bacon, boiled eggs, cherry tomatoes, creamy avocado, and cheese. Drizzle it with a lip-smacking dressing made with mustard, red wine vinegar, honey, olive oil, salt, and pepper — this salad is a meal of its own!

AboutRibana Hategan

Ribana is a certified pastry chef and passionate home cook who curates and develops recipes that are high on nutrition. She develops and tests cost effective, nutritious meals using quality ingredients to help people better their everyday eating experiences.