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Easy marinated tomatoes can be eaten as a salad, topped on bruschetta, or mixed with other ingredients for the perfect summer snack.

Marinated Tomatoes

This easy Marinated Tomato recipe is the perfect, versatile summer snack. Eat as-is, make bruschetta, or add to salads.

Course Appetizer
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 1 lb tomatoes, chopped cherry tomatoes work well, but any tomato will do as long as its chopped in small, uniform pieces
  • 1 tbsp sundried tomatoes packed in oil, chopped
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, finely chopped I have also made this recipe without garlic by increasing the balsamic and crushed red pepper
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • ground pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 6 large basil leaves, roughly chopped, plus more for garnish


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large, lidded bowl. Shake well to combine.

  2. Let the mixture sit for at least 15 minutes to allow the flavors to meld, then taste and adjust seasoning. 

  3. The flavors will continue to marinate and intensify, so it is best to make this mixture up to a day in advance and store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. 

  4. Serve as-is, or with bread or crostini as bruschetta.