Blistered Grape Tomatoes Recipes

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Blistered Grape Tomatoes are a tasty and healthy side dish that literally takes less than 10 minutes to make!

Blistered Grape Tomatoes are tasty and healthy side dish that literally takes less than 10 minutes to make!

When it comes to menu planning, the first thoughts for side dishes are for carbs. However, I’m trying to get away from that and think about vegetables first.

As a result, I turned to this favorite recipe. Blistered Grape Tomatoes are quick, easy, and pretty! Just look at that vibrant color! Research shows the more colorful your vegetables are the more nutrients they have.

Another delicious tomato side dish is Tomatoes Provencal. You’ve got to give them a try!

Blistered Grape Tomatoes are tasty and healthy side dish that literally takes less than 10 minutes to make!

Blistered Grape Tomatoes

I like to serve this recipe in a few different ways. First of all, you can serve them as I did as a side dish. Most noteworthy, I exchanged cilantro for basil in the recipe and served them with Mexican dishes.

An alternate method for serving, try these tomatoes for breakfast and serve them over scrambled eggs and goat cheese. No kidding, this combination will certainly wake up your taste buds. It’s very fresh and vibrant!

In addition, you can serve them over soft cheese such as goat, brie, or fresh mozzarella with toasted baguettes slices It makes a quick, easy, and delicious appetizer.

Finally, serve your Blistered Grape Tomatoes over angel hair pasta for a more traditional method. It makes a hearty meatless meal.

Ingredients you’ll need

The full recipe with ingredient amounts and instructions is at the bottom of this post. You can save a tree and the recipe to your personal and private recipe box here on Call Me PMc. This way, you’ll never misplace it.

  • 1 pound cherry or grape tomatoes washed and dried
  • 1/2 cup red onion diced
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • olive oil about 1/2 tablespoon
  • basil sliced thin

Blistered Tomatoes FAQ

Are tomatoes healthy?

Yes! Tomatoes are loaded with a lycopene is an antioxidant that protects your cells from damage. They’re also high in potassium, vitamins B and E. They also have lutein and zeaxanthin that helps protect your eyes. Furthermore, studies suggest that they may ease inflammation, boost your immune system, lower your cholesterol levels, and keep your blood from clotting. All these things may help prevent strokes.

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Blistered Grape Tomatoes

Blistered Grape Tomatoes

Blistered Grape Tomatoes are a tasty, healthy, and colorful side dish recipe that takes just minutes to make!
Author: Paula
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Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
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  • 1 pound cherry or grape tomatoes washed and dried
  • 1/2 cup red onion diced
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • olive oil about 1/2 tablespoon
  • basil sliced thin


  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat until just before smoking.
  • Add the tomatoes to the dry pan and cook, turning every 1 minute until charred on all sides yet still holding their shape. Cook time will total 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Add the onions and pour in the balsamic vinegar.
  • Stir in the sugar and stir until it is dissolved.
  • Cook, stirring often until the onions soften and the vinegar thickens about 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Pour into a serving bowl.
  • Season with sea salt, drizzle olive oil, and sprinkle basil and green onions over the top.


Substitute cilantro for the basil to turn this dish into a Mexican inspired side. 
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Calories: 38kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1172mg | Potassium: 222mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 630IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg
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One Comment

  1. Join a CSA or something like that if you really want to think about the vegetables first. One thing I really like about ours is that I make it a challenge to use everything I can. Swiss Chard (not my favorite) comes, I try to find a way that I can like it. In fact, I would say that in the summer time, my CSA guides a majority of our meals.

    BTW, This looks simple, beautiful, and tasty. YUM!

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