26 Easy Cherry Tomato Recipes

Cherry tomatoes are a summer delicacy and can be included in a wide variety of recipes, so you can be sure to make the most out of this ingredient. 

Cherry tomatoes, which are typically small and round, have a little sweet flavor and offer juiciness and brightness to a wide variety of dishes.

26 Easy Cherry Tomato Recipes

Experiment with them by combining them with summer squash spaghetti, including some of them into your next Caprese salad, or pulverizing them to make a zesty pesto.

Everyone at the table will fall in love with cherry tomatoes after they try these energizing and nutritious recipes.

Keep reading to discover 26 of the most delicious meals using cherry tomatoes that you can easily make right now. 

1. Garlic Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

This straightforward dish for roasted cherry tomatoes requires only 30 minutes and five ingredients. If you hate cooking but still want a delicious meal, this is the perfect dish for you.

This meal is super easy to make. Simply mix the tomatoes with olive oil, garlic, and seasonings. They are then roasted until they have a strong taste.

While this dish is typically used as a side dish, you can keep some in a jar for whenever you need a burst of tomato flavor.

Use them on pizza, as a salad garnish, or combine them with fresh spaghetti to make a tasty meal. 

2. Cherry Tomato Salad

This vegetarian recipe is a creative take on the classic Caprese salad.

This dish is comprised of juicy cherry tomatoes, herbs, red onions, and fresh mozzarella.

All of these items are mixed in a light herb and garlic dressing before being served with an abundance of crusty bread.

3. Fresh Tomato Tart

This delicious pie is the best way to use cherry tomatoes. The crust of the pasty is very buttery, rich, and crumbly to the perfect degree. The filling is creamy, cheesy, and filled with tomato and basil.

This slice of pie is a small bit of breakfast bliss.

4. Cherry Tomato Mozzarella Saute

This exquisite appetizer or side dish is a blend of traditional Italian tastes. 

Cherry tomatoes are cooked with olive oil, garlic, and thyme. They are then placed into a basin and mixed with mozzarella bits.

Serve heated alongside steak or chicken. Or, make it vegetarian and serve it with a salad of greens and crusty bread.

5. Caprese Pasta Salad

For summer events, cold spaghetti salads are a terrific way to save time on cooking, so you can spend more time with your friends and family.

Simply prepare it a few hours beforehand, place it in the refrigerator, and relax. It’s that simple!

This Caprese salad embodies everything that you love about Italian food. There are succulent cherry tomatoes, soft spaghetti twists, mozzarella pearls, and copious amounts of fresh basil.

6. Burst Cherry Tomato Pasta With Ricotta

People often stay away from cherry tomatoes because they often need to be roasted to bring out their flavor. With this recipe though, roasting is not necessary.

Simply give the tomatoes a short flip on the grill to achieve the same tart flavor in half the time.

The tomatoes are grilled until they burst open into gooey, delicious globes. Add seasonings, stir with new pasta, and then fold in ricotta.

This delectable Italian dinner is ideal for meatless Mondays and vegetarian dinner gatherings.

7. Roasted Cherry Tomato Soup

Winter and tomato soup go hand in hand. This meal is cozy and comforting, and a cup of this thick soup will leave you beaming from the inside out.

For this recipe, you will need to roast the tomatoes. While you may think this is a bit too much effort, this step is very important to bring out as much tomato flavor as possible. 

You can get enough of this herbaceous, sweet, and sour soup.

8. Pasta With Sautéed Cherry Tomatoes And Spinach

This simple pasta dish is a lively combination of fresh ingredients that makes for a delicious vegetarian main dish.

Olive oil is used to combine soft pasta with cherry tomatoes, spinach leaves, black olives, and parmesan cheese.

This is deliciously served directly from the pan. However, it is also just as tasty the next day once the flavors have cooled and combined overnight.

9. Pan-fried Herby Potatoes With Sweet Oven-Roasted Onions And Cherry Tomatoes

This wonderfully unique dish will add a splash of color to your roasted potatoes.

This dish combines succulent cherry tomatoes and roasted onions with root vegetables to impart a sense of rich sweetness.

This exquisite side dish is certain to steal the spotlight at your next big gathering. On Thanksgiving, holidays, and other special occasions, serve it with a pot roast or roast chicken.

10. Cherry Tomato Panzanella

Tuscany is the origin of the Italian bread and tomato salad known as Panzanella.

This version can be made in just 15 minutes, making it the perfect recipe for a quick snack or as a side dish. 

It is made of grilled cherry tomatoes, bread pieces, beans, feta, red onion, and basil.

This delicious salad is the perfect combination of flavors and textures.

11. Tomato Salsa

Gather your friends around a bowl of this refreshing and smoky tomato salsa, along with a bag of tortilla chips.

This tomato salsa recipe makes full use of the excellent qualities of cherry tomatoes, as every drop is laden with the tangy and sour flavor you’ve come to appreciate from cherry tomatoes.

This salsa also contains jalapeno peppers and coriander. The jalapenos impart a gentle spicy flavor to the salsa, while the coriander makes each scoop of sauce pleasant and refreshing. 

12. Quinoa With Roasted Tomatoes & Chickpeas

This vegan meal has an abundance of fresh superfoods to give you a burst of energy throughout your day. It is not only filling but also very healthy because of its abundance of plant proteins and carbohydrates.

In this vegan comfort dish, soft chickpeas, fluffy quinoa, juicy tomatoes, and fresh chives are combined to give you a perfectly balanced flavor. 

While you may not think of vegetables as comfort food, we guarantee that this dish will cure your blues and make your stomach happy.

13. Cherry Tomato And Summer Squash Pasta

This light and creamy spaghetti is bursting with summery flavors.

Made with a cherry tomato sauce, butter, and goat cheese, the flavors of this pasty are very succulent, juicy, and tangy. 

Don’t forget to garnish with fresh oregano and/or basil. Serve with fusilli or penne pasta.

14. Garlic Roasted Tomato Flatbread Pizza

Pizza is the ultimate comfort food, but ordering take-out all of the time is not only expensive but also pretty unhealthy. 

Making your homemade pizza may seem like a lot of effort, but it is easier than you think. It is also a lot tastier than restaurant pizza!

On a crusty foundation, tomatoes, garlic, melted mozzarella, and plenty of fresh spinach are melted together to create this delectable pizza.

This is a perfect meal for a Friday night dinner!

15. Avocado Toast With Cherry Tomatoes

This superfood meal is the ideal brunch for a celebration or a big gathering of friends or family. 

On toasted bread is a layer of creamy, mashed avocado, followed by an abundance of juicy cherry tomatoes.

Add a dash of fresh basil, a tablespoon of olive oil, and a pinch of freshly ground black pepper. This breakfast dish will have everyone drooling!

16. Cherry Tomato Pesto

Every cook should know a quick and easy pesto recipe. If you have a jar in your cupboard, you can always make a fast supper on short notice.

Throw a few spoonfuls into spaghetti for a simple supper, pour onto chicken for a filling meal, and spread on toast for a delicious snack.

This pesto cherry tomatoes recipe is rich and delicious. The addition to ground walnuts that imparts a nutty flavor, fresh basil adds that signature pesto fragrance. 

17. Cherry Tomato Sauce

This versatile sauce is simple to prepare and so delicious that you will spread it over everything.

There are only four ingredients, so this is a very easy sauce to make. All you need are some cherry tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, and oregano. 

But just because this dish is simple to make, doesn’t mean that it is bland. This sauce boasts an abundance of robust flavors. Even a small amount may enhance a variety of foods, from stews to soups.

18. Cherry Tomato Bruschetta

This bruschetta is a wonderful summertime treat that manages to be both tasty and incredibly addictive all at the same time. It has a nice crunch and it tastes great.

Cherry tomatoes are roasted until the skins break and the center oozes out, and then they are spread over large pieces of toasted bread when the process is complete.

You may enjoy it best with some chopped mozzarella on top, along with some fresh basil.

19. Cherry Tomato Pesto Polenta With Fried Halloumi

This is a hearty meal that can be cooked in just one pot, and it is too delicious not to share with your friends, family, and anybody else who happens to come up to your next dinner party.

The polenta is given a swirl of fresh chives and basil pesto after it has been made with a lot of butter and milk.

Throw in some halloumi and cherry tomatoes that have been pan-fried for a supper that is simple to prepare yet still manages to exude an air of sophistication.

20. Roasted Tomato Caprese Bagel

If you want to take your next Caprese salad to the next level, consider putting it on a bagel instead of the traditional lettuce base.

Those who enjoy the flavor of basil will appreciate this delectable snack. It is made with a tasty pesto that is spread on bagel bread after it has been softly toasted, and then it is topped with cherry tomatoes and mozzarella cheese in a heaping fashion.

By adding more basil to the garnish, you are getting ready to be introduced to the bagel that will quickly become your new go-to option.

21. Sautéed Green Beans With Cherry Tomatoes

If you’re looking for a recipe for a lighter and more healthy alternative to the typical creamy green bean casserole, give this one a try. It’s a fresh spin on an old favorite.

An uncomplicated mix of soft green beans, juicy tomatoes, and lush basil leaves is elevated to new heights with the addition of garlic and fresh basil.

This spicy and light side dish, which offers all of the taste without any of the carbs, will not make you feel bogged down at all, and you will enjoy the fresh flavors of this dish. 

22. Cherry Tomato Salad Sandwich

Once you’ve tasted this meal, you won’t need to spend any more time contemplating lunch options.

Mix the cherry tomatoes, cucumber, and olives with the mozzarella to begin.

The second step is to spread some of this chunky Italian salsa over thick bread.

Once this has been achieved, serve and enjoy! This dish is ideal for a quick summer lunch!

23. Caprese Skewers

This delectable appetizer skewers all of the great Caprese salad ingredients.

On a skewer, slices of mild and creamy mozzarella are layered between cherry tomatoes and fresh basil.

These are simple to create, but when presented properly, they are rather sophisticated and lovely.

The deep red color of the tomatoes and the gorgeous green color of the basil, which will generate a lively and light dinner, make them an ideal option for the summer vacation season.

24. Saucy Burst Tomato Basil Chicken 

This easy meal requires just one pot to make, which is perfect for an easy meal.  

To get the most flavor, the chicken is first cooked in the pan until its outside becomes crisp and it acquires a smokey flavor.

Simply add the tart sauce made of cherry tomatoes at this point and let the chicken soak up all of those wonderful juices.

Keep sautéing a little longer, and you’ll have a chicken dish with tomato and basil that is great for capturing the essence of summer!

25. Tomato Tarte Tatin

Do you have too many cherry tomatoes? Use them in this dish. This meal is similar to pizza but is also like a traditional Tarte Tatin by stacking cherry tomatoes on a golden and crisp pastry base.

The tomatoes are broken gently to release their juices and then roasted with garlic and spices to provide a pleasing depth. 

The buttery pastry base disappears beneath the sweet tomato juices while retaining its crispness with each bite.

26. Casarecce Pasta With Cherry Tomato Sauce

With this simple pasta recipe, you can serve a tomato-based dinner to your vegan visitors. Casarecca refers to a noodle form capable of retaining the strong flavors of the spaghetti sauce.

This dish is really easy to make and involves only a few ingredients that you may already have on hand. 


Any of these recipes are an excellent way to add more cherry tomatoes to your diet. Try them all to find your next favorite meal!

26 Easy Cherry Tomato Recipes

26 Easy Cherry Tomato Recipes

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Cherry tomatoes are the perfect addition to any salad or sandwich. Learn how to use cherry tomatoes in more dishes by checking out these 26 easy recipes.

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