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Tasty Marinated Tomatoes

My niece introduced me to this colorful recipe some time ago. I make it when I have buffets or large gatherings because it can be prepared hours ahead. This is a wonderful way to use a bumper crop of tomatoes. —Myrtle Matthews, Marietta, Georgia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + marinating
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 3 large or 5 medium fresh tomatoes, thickly sliced
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil


  • Arrange tomatoes in a large shallow dish. Combine remaining ingredients in a jar; cover tightly and shake well. Pour over tomato slices. Cover and refrigerate for several hours.
Nutrition Facts
2 slices: 91 calories, 9g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 6mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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  • Deborah
    May 31, 2019

    This recipe sounds yummy. Question: Where do I find yellow and green tomatoes? All I see at the store is red. You'd living in CA we'd have them but I haven't been able to find them.

  • sgronholz
    May 4, 2017

    This recipe was very easy to prepare! I used halved grape tomatoes instead of sliced tomatoes, which worked well. I'm looking forward to making it again when I have fresh basil from my garden!

  • Brenda2772
    Aug 24, 2016

    Refreshing and easy. Similar to one I use that includes sliced, button mushrooms.

  • richu
    May 18, 2014

    really nice recipe. I tried it today only and loved it.

  • delowenstein
    Sep 17, 2013

    Thank you, Myrtle Matthews, for sharing this recipe! It's quick and so easy and it's a tasty recipe to use, too! Dawn E. Lowenstein

  • hungry4goodfood
    Feb 15, 2012

    Easy recipe and a big hit for all ages! Will make this often

  • nsfoster
    Aug 29, 2010

    This is a great recipe for tomatoes from the garden. The dressing is mild, fresh and perfectly seasoned. I used canola oil for a lighter flavor.

  • Northmn
    Mar 21, 2008

    Okay.... you must try this this summer with extra ripe tomatoes, dice them up, add the juices that they drip out with the rest of the dressing, then toss together with rice noodles.... alllow to chill!! If the tomatoes are a bit acidy, add a tablespoon of sugar and you can add a splash of your blood mary mix or V8 juice if too dry. Pairs very good with a steak hot off the grill!