Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

A glut of tomatoes on hand. What could be easier, and made according to your own taste buds too.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut tomatoes in quarters or eighths, depending on size.
  2. Roughly chop basil and place in glass container.
  3. Add garlic.
  4. Mix together thoroughly balsamic vinegar and olive oil.
  5. (A couple of tbsp of each), and pour over basil-garlic mix.
  6. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Cover tightly and marinate at room temperature for 6-8 hours.
  8. Do not refrigerate before serving.


Most Helpful

The balsamic vinegar is what makes this. I did not marinate for this long as I live in the tropics where we have a good 15-20 degrees on most of the rest of the world. A bit of mozzarella and crusty bread rolls go well with this too.

Missy Wombat January 31, 2003

I've never marinated tomatoes before. I used red wine vinegar because I was out of Balsamic, and it made the tomatoes very tender and flavorful! Thanks for the recipe and tips!

starlight17_12979236 September 13, 2011

My tomatoes were not ripe, so I used 1 1/2 boxes grape tomatoes cut in half and the rest of the recipe. It tasted delicious and looked nice with the grape tomatoes.

dmor6 June 13, 2010

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