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23 Best Cherry Tomato Recipes

These cherry tomato recipes are the best way to enjoy the summer fruit. 

Small, round, and deliciously sweet, cherry tomatoes add juicy brightness to all kinds of meals.

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You’ll have fun working your way through this list of over 20 cherry tomato recipes that make the most of the tiny treat.

Try them with summer squash pasta, toss a few into your next Caprese salad, or blend them into a zesty pesto.

These vibrant and healthy meals will turn everyone at the table into a cherry tomato fan!

20+ Delicious Recipes with Cherry Tomatoes

1. Garlic Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

This easy recipe for roasted cherry tomatoes takes just 30 minutes to prepare and features only five ingredients. As a lazy cook, I love that kind of math.

The tiny tomatoes are drizzled with olive oil and tossed in garlic and seasoning. They’re then roasted until intensely flavorful.

Don’t just make these as a delicious side. Keep some on hand in a jar for any time you need a hit of rich tomato taste.

You can use them on pizza, as a garnish for salads, or tossed with fresh pasta.

2. Cherry Tomato and Summer Squash Pasta

This light but creamy pasta is packed with amazing summer flavors.

Made with a simple sauce of cherry tomatoes, butter, and goat cheese, it’s unbelievably tangy and juicy. 

Serve with fusilli or penne pasta, and don’t forget to add a sprinkling of fresh oregano and/or basil.

3. Cherry Tomato Salad

This fresh vegetarian dish is a fun twist on classic Caprese salad.

It’s made with ripe cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, herbs, and red onions.

All these ingredients are tossed in a light garlic and herb dressing then served with lots of crusty bread.  

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4. Garlic Roasted Tomato Flatbread Pizza

I love pizza, but I don’t love ordering takeout every time the cravings hit.

So I keep DIY recipes like this one handy since homemade pizza beats restaurant pizza every time.

This irresistible version boasts garlic and tomatoes, gooey mozzarella, and heapings of fresh spinach all melted together on a crusty base.

It’s pizza perfection!

5. Fresh Tomato Tart

This tasty tart is what all cherry tomatoes aspire to be.

The pastry crust is buttery, dense, and just the right amount crumbly.

The filling is cheesy, creamy, and loaded with fresh tomatoes and aromatic basil leaves.

A piece of this pie is a little slice of brunch heaven.

6. Avocado Toast with Cherry Tomatoes

This superfood breakfast is the ultimate party brunch.

Toasted sourdough is topped with a layer of creamy, mashed avocado and then liberally topped with juicy cherry tomatoes.

Add a sprinkling of fresh basil, a spoonful of olive oil, and a twist of fresh black pepper. I’m literally drooling.

7. Cherry Tomato Mozzarella Saute

This beautiful snack or side is a mix of classic Italian flavors, and you’ll taste Tuscany in every bite.

Cherry tomatoes are sauteed with garlic, thyme, and olive oil.

They’re then poured into a bowl and tossed with chunks of creamy mozzarella. 

Serve this warm, with steak or chicken. Or keep it vegetarian and enjoy with a leafy salad and crusty bread.

8.  Cherry Tomato Pesto

Every cook needs a good pesto recipe. Keep a jar in the pantry and you can always pull together a quick meal on short notice. 

Toss a few spoonfuls into pasta for a simple supper, spoon onto chicken for a flavorful meal, smear onto toast for a tasty treat.

This cherry tomato version is rich and sweet. Ground walnuts give it a nutty twist while fresh basil adds aromatic notes. 

9. Caprese Pasta Salad

Cold pasta salads are a great time-saver for summer parties.

Just prep it a few hours before, store it in the fridge, and relax. It’s that easy. 

This Caprese salad is everything you love about Italian cuisine.

There are juicy cherry tomatoes, tender twists of pasta, mozzarella pearls, and loads of fresh basil.

10. Cherry Tomato Sauce

This versatile sauce is easy to make, and it’s so tasty, you’ll smear it on everything.

It’s just four ingredients – cherry tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, and oregano. But don’t let the simplicity fool you. 

This tangy sauce has lots of intense flavors. Just a spoonful can punch up a whole load of dishes, from stews to soups.

11. Burst Cherry Tomato Pasta with Ricotta

You won’t need to slow roast cherry tomatoes to unlock all their lovely flavor.

Give them a quick turn under the grill, and you’ll get the same tangy taste in half the time. 

The tiny tomatoes are charred until they burst open and become gooey globes of goodness. 

Add seasoning, toss with fresh pasta and then swirl in some creamy ricotta.

This irresistible Italian feast is perfect for meatless Mondays or vegetarian dinner parties.

12. Cherry Tomato Bruschetta

A gorgeous summer appetizer, this bruschetta is crunchy, yummy, and dangerously addictive.

Cherry tomatoes are roasted until they burst, then spooned onto thick slices of toasted bread.

Pile some diced mozzarella and fresh basil on there and enjoy! 

13. Roasted Cherry Tomato Soup

Tomato soup is a winter classic. A steaming bowl of this rich soup will have you glowing from the inside out.

Roasting the tomatoes beforehand might seem like overkill, but don’t skip this step. 

You’ll thank me later when you’re slurping up spoonfuls of this herby, sweet, and tangy soup. 

14. Cherry Tomato Pesto Polenta with Fried Halloumi

This is a hearty one-pot meal that’s too good not to share with friends, family, and anyone who turns up to your next dinner party.

Creamy, buttery polenta is swirled with basil pesto and fresh chives.

Throw in some pan-fried cherry tomatoes and halloumi for a simple but elegant supper.

15. Pasta with Sautéed Cherry Tomatoes and Spinach

A tasty vegetarian main, this simple pasta is a vibrant combo of fresh flavors.

Cherry tomatoes, leafy spinach, black olives, and parmesan are added to tender pasta and tossed with olive oil.

This is amazing served straight from the pan. But it’s also great the next day after the flavors have chilled and mingled overnight.

16. Roasted Tomato Caprese Bagel

Level up your next Caprese salad by putting it on a bagel.

This yummy treat is one for basil fans. It’s made with a rich pesto, spread on a lightly toasted bagel bun, and heaped with cherry tomatoes and mozzarella.

Add more basil to garnish and prepare to meet your new favorite bagel.

17. Pan-fried Herby Potatoes with Sweet Oven-Roasted Onions and Cherry Tomatoes

Add a pop of color to your next roasted potatoes with this deliciously different recipe.

This pairs juicy cherry tomatoes and roasted onions with the root veg, giving them a hint of intense sweetness. 

This gorgeous side is a guaranteed showstopper. Serve it with pot roast or roast chicken for Thanksgiving, holidays, and other special occasions. 

18. Sautéed Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes

If you’re looking for a healthier alternative to the usual creamy green bean casserole, try this fresh recipe.

It’s a simple mix of crisp green beans, juicy tomatoes, fresh basil, and garlic.

This light and zesty side won’t weigh you down, providing all the taste without the carbs. 

19. Cherry Tomato Panzanella

Panzanella is an Italian bread and tomato salad, originating from Tuscany.

This version comes together in just 15 minutes. It’s made with grilled cherry tomatoes, chunks of chewy bread, beans, feta, red onion, and basil.

This scrumptious salad is a mouth-watering medley of tastes and textures.  

20. Cherry Tomato Salad Sandwich

If you’re wondering what to make for lunch, wonder no more.

Step one – toss cherry tomatoes with crunchy cucumber, black olives, and creamy mozzarella. 

Step two – pile this chunky Italian-style salsa onto thick bread. 

Step three – eat and enjoy!

21. Quinoa with Roasted Tomatoes & Chickpeas

This vegan bowl is loaded with fresh superfoods. Full of plant protein and nutty grains, it’s not just filling, it’s incredibly nutritious. 

Soft chickpeas, fluffy quinoa, juicy tomatoes, and fresh chives team up in this veggie comfort food. 

Yes, veggies can be comfort food. I guarantee this dish will banish the blues and make your belly smile.

22. Caprese Skewers

This fun appetizer takes all the things you love about Caprese salad and sticks a skewer through it.

Chunks of creamy, mild mozzarella share a spear with tiny cherry tomatoes and fresh basil leaves. 

These are simple to assemble and very pretty on the plate.

They’ll be a great choice for the holiday season, with the bright red of the tomatoes and the basil’s vibrant green providing festive decoration.

23. Cherry Tomato Salsa    

Had a bumper crop of tomatoes this year? Don’t let those juicy balls of goodness go to waste!

Make a big batch of this salsa, and you’re set. Freeze it for later, give it as gifts, or just buy yourself a bag of chips and go crazy.

23 BEST Ways to Cook with Cherry Tomatoes

These cherry tomato recipes are light, refreshing, and delicious. From pasta to salad to pizza, cherry tomatoes make a wonderful addition to any meal.


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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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