Caprese Salad Tomatoes (Italian Marinated Tomatoes)

"Another secret from my Italian brother-in-law. This is a great addition to steak!"
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  • Mix all ingredients together and set on counter stirring occasionally.
  • The salt will bring out the juice of the tomatoes.
  • Taste and add more seasonings to your personal taste.
  • You can use fresh basil or oregano if preferred, just remember to chopped finely and use a little less than dried.
  • USES: Serve with almost any meal as a side.
  • On top of a green salad (no dressing necessary!).
  • Use as a topping for bruschetta--just chop tomatoes instead of slicing.
  • Use for caprese salad--add sliced buffalo mozzarella and you're done.
  • have some leftover juice: place some sliced chicken breasts and marinate over night, then carefully remove the chicken and quickly sauté them until done. Add remaining juice and tomatoes, boil for 1-2 minutes and then add cooked penne pasta, toss, and simmer for 5-6 minutes.
  • JUICE USES: **you can reuse the "marinade" with new tomatoes. Just add some more sliced tomatoes to the juice and let sit for about 20 minutes.
  • OR use the juice and marinate boneless chicken breast overnight in refrigerator, grill and serve or slice chicken and top a Caesar salad with it.

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  1. RedVinoGirl
    I wish I had planned differently for serving this dish. I was using it as a side to a shrimp/pasta dish but after tasting it as it marinates I would love to have made this the main dish served over pasta! It's fabulous. The flavors all marry together perfectly and accentuate one another. If you like caprese'll ADORE this! No cheese necessary. These tomatoes in this seasoning do it all. Fresh bread for dipping is a must because I couldn't bear to let this marinade go to waste. I will probably use the leftover marinade to make more of these tomatoes for tomorrow. I'm serving this as a side to grilled shrimp over pasta. Just superb! I highly recommend and will definitely make this weekly from here on out. Thank you for a true winner!
  2. Spyder-man
    WONDERFUL!! this would be great along some steaks! I tried it with that corned beef recipe and it was a nice combination. I usually don't eat tomatoes- but had some that needed using up. I will definately try these again
  3. Chef Okie
    A-MAZ-ING! This had an incredible flavor. We served ours over bruschetta with a little shredded mozzarella on top. We recently returned from a trip to Italy, and this rivaled the flavor we sampled there. Fantastic recipe! We ended up skipping desserts for seconds on this!
  4. Elaniemay
    even my hubby who doesn't like tomatoes rated these a 5!
  5. jrusk
    If we can eat tomatoes and basil without mozzarella and not miss it, it's a great recipe! I used dried basil and I'm not sure why because I have a garden full of fresh basil...I just spaced on that one I guess. I added a dash of balsamic vinegar and let these sit for about 7 hours so I had plenty of juice...even soaked it up with a baguette.


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