Marinated and Grilled Cherry Tomatoes

I love tomatoes!  I am the weird guy at parties that eats the cherry tomatoes in the vegetable tray.  It seems as if I am the only person that eats them.  So I decided to grill some up as a side dish.  They were delicious!  They were a tad bit tart from the balsamic vinegar making them a great side dish to accompany any grilled meat.

Grilled Cherry TomatoesMarinated and Grilled Cherry Tomatoes

Rinse 1 lb of cherry tomatoes.

Wash the tomatoes

In a medium bowl combine the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, garlic, thyme, oregano, salt and pepper.  Add the cherry tomatoes and mix.

Marinate

Allow the cherry to marinate for at least 20 minutes at room temperature. Mix every 5-8 minutes.

After 20 minutes, skewer the tomatoes.

Skewer the tomatoes

Preheat the grill to medium/high heat.

Grill over medium/high

Grill the tomatoes over direct heat until they blister and start to pick up grill marks.  Roughly 3-4 minutes per side.

Blistered and ready to eat

Remove and serve.

The perfect side dish

These tomatoes are killer.  They add a nice bit of acidity to any grilled dish.

Grilled Marinated Cherry Tomatoes
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Recipe type: Grilled veggie sidedish
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
 
A nice tangy side dish that is a perfect accompaniment to any grilled meat dish.
Ingredients
  • 1 lb cherry tomatoes
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • pinch salt
  • pinch pepper
Instructions
  1. Rinse 1 lb of cherry tomatoes.
  2. In a medium bowl combine the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, garlic, thyme, oregano, salt and pepper. Add the cherry tomatoes and mix.
  3. Allow the cherry to marinate for at least 20 minutes at room temperature. Mix every 5-8 minutes.
  4. After 20 minutes, skewer the tomatoes.
  5. Preheat the grill to medium/high heat.
  6. Grill the tomatoes over direct heat until they blister and start to pick up grill marks. Roughly 3-4 minutes per side.
  7. Remove and serve.
 

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Rex

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4 Comments

  1. I like it! Great way to prep some lil tomato apps. I'm the other weird guy at the party that is pissed that all the cherry tomatoes on the veggie platter are gone.

  2. These were wo doubt the hit of the BBQ. I grilled steak kabobs and these maters and they were a hit! Ty.