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16 Delicious Cherry Tomato Recipes

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If you've got some cherry tomatoes and are looking for ways to use them, we've got some awesome recipes with cherry tomatoes for you!

These recipes include ideas for cherry tomato salads, pasta dishes, appetizers, and side dishes.

Cherry tomatoes are at their peak from early summer to fall - meaning you've got several months to enjoy their sweet and juicy flavor!

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Baked Feta with Olives and Cherry Tomatoes

This tasty appetizer recipe of baked feta, olives, fresh basil, and burst tomatoes is so easy to pull together.

The simple ingredients and flavors meld together perfectly for a savory and creamy dish that's a great way to enjoy cherry tomatoes at a dinner party or tapas night.

An overhead shot of a baking dish with feta, olives, and tomatoes.

Cherry Tomato Caprese Salad

This delicious cherry tomato caprese salad is a standout recipe! It's full of fresh ingredients and vibrant flavors.

A large bowl of cherry tomato caprese salad.

Kimchi Avocado Toast

These delicious kimchi avocado toast bites topped with cherry tomatoes and green onions are a great appetizer or afternoon snack!

If you like avocado toast, then you've got to try this version. These are great served at room temperature, so you can serve them over the course of a few hours!

An overhead shot of an off white plate with kimchi avocado toast bites.

Refreshing Tomato and Cantaloupe Salad

This is a ridiculously simple 4 ingredient recipe (not including the S&P) for a cherry tomato salad with cantaloupe is the best!

It's a great light lunch or a simple side for dinner. Tomato and cantaloupe is a glorious combination, that I know you'll enjoy!

cherry tomato and cantaloupe salad in a white serving bowl with a spoon

Pearl Couscous Salad

This pearl couscous salad with zucchini, fresh mozzarella, and cherry tomatoes is hearty and full of bright flavors.

It's a delicious side dish or lunch option that's warm and but still refreshing.

Israeli Couscous Salad

Mediterranean Summer Salad

This Mediterranean Summer Salad recipe is heavy on tomatoes, fresh herbs, extra virgin olive oil, and flavor.

This is an easy, healthy recipe that showcases summer produce. 

tomato and herb salad in a large serving bowl

Burst Cherry Tomato Pasta

This burst cherry tomato pasta is a simple recipe that's full of flavor.

It's an easy dinner that's one of our favorite ways to enjoy fresh cherry tomatoes! It's ready in less than 20 minutes.

Burst cherry tomato pasta in a large, white serving bowl.

Fresh Tomato Tart with Mustard Crème Fraîche

This fresh, tomato tart with mustard crème fraîche is a perfect appetizer or light lunch.

The wholegrain mustard, chives, and crème fraîche pair beautifully with the juicy tomatoes.

Fresh tomato tart

Avocado Caprese Salad

This delicious, fresh avocado Caprese salad recipe is a summer stunner! It's full of flavor, bursting with colorful ingredients, and is easy to make!

Avocado caprese salad in a large white bowl with serving spoons.

Mediterranean Grilled Vegetables

These delicious grilled Mediterranean vegetables are a perfect side dish! They're char-grilled to perfection and topped with herbs, olive oil, and lemon juice.

Serve with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar if you want a bit more acid!

An overhead shot of a platter of grilled vegetables, topped with finely chopped herbs, next to a blue napkin.

Pesto Pasta Salad Recipe

This healthy pesto pasta salad recipe is full of flavor. The roasted cherry tomatoes, summer squash, grilled corn, and homemade pesto make this a standout summer recipe.

Mediterranean Salmon Salad

Tender salmon combines with crisp Romaine lettuce, juicy cherry tomatoes and cucumbers, and much more for a delicious Mediterranean salmon salad recipe.

A closeup shot of Mediterranean salmon salad on a plate.

Baked Boursin Pasta

This baked Boursin pasta recipe is a creamy and delicious dinner. It's got just burst juicy cherry tomatoes, a garlic and herb Boursin base, and lots of fresh herbs.

A baking dish with roasted Boursin and cherry tomatoes.

Roasted Harissa Chicken, Potatoes & Tomatoes

This recipe for harissa chicken with tomatoes and potatoes is wonderfully delicious and full of flavors.

Baked on a sheet pan, it's an easy recipe to pull together. While it does take some time to roast, it's largely hands-off time.

A sheet pan with roasted chicken, potatoes, tomatoes, and drizzled with a garlic yogurt sauce.

Chopped Middle Eastern Salad

This Middle Eastern salad is a cinch to make and full of fresh ingredients. It's a combination of cucumbers, tomatoes, fruit, and a quick vinaigrette.

A chopped Middle Eastern salad in a ceramic bowl with a serving spoon.

Grilled Halloumi Salad

This grilled halloumi salad is a tasty, savory recipe! It's paired with fresh and juicy cherry tomatoes and cucumbers for a crunchy vegetable bite. This is the best way to enjoy halloumi!

Overhead shot of grilled halloumi salad.

Roasted Veggie Pasta with Feta

This creamy veggie pasta recipe is made with roasted cherry tomatoes, zucchini, bell peppers, feta, baby arugula, and chunky pasta.

veggie pasta in a bowl

Delicious Bean Salad

This easy bean salad recipe is made with white beans, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers, radishes, and more! This is a great quick meal.

bean salad ingredients in a glass bowl

Cherry Tomato FAQs

Can I substitute grape tomatoes for cherry tomatoes?

Yes! You can use grape tomatoes, small plum tomatoes, or Campari tomatoes instead of cherry tomatoes.

When are cherry tomatoes in season?

Cherry tomatoes are available year-round, but they're at their peak from June to early September.

How to choose the best cherry tomatoes?

Fresh tomatoes should be free from blemishes and cracks, have firm skin, and have no obvious signs of mold or bruising.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Cherry Tomatoes Recipes

A large bowl of cherry tomato pasta.

Try one of our favorite cherry tomato recipes - this delicious roasted cherry tomato pasta.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Additional Time 2 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes


  • 1 pound of chunky pasta
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 shallot, finely sliced
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 24 ounces (2 pints) cherry tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ⅓ cup shredded parmesan
  • ¼ cup chopped basil


  1. Heat a large pot of salted water to boiling on the stovetop. Cook the pasta according to package directions. 
  2. Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. When the pan is hot, add the olive oil and allow it to get very hot. 
  3. Add the shallots and the garlic to the pan and cook for 1 minute before adding the cherry tomatoes. Stir the tomatoes to coat them in the oil and then allow them to sauté for 5 to 8 minutes or until most of them have burst. 
  4. Reserve ½ cup of pasta water before draining. Drain pasta and add back to the pot.
  5. Combine the pasta with the reserved water, parmesan, and tomatoes, stirring until the parmesan is melted. Top with the basil and serve. 

Nutrition Information:



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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 474Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 782mgCarbohydrates: 67gFiber: 11gSugar: 21gProtein: 16g

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