Blistered Grape Tomatoes

Blistered Grape Tomatoes

Blistered Grape Tomatoes are a tasty, healthy, and colorful side dish recipe that takes just minutes to make!
Course dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine American/Southern, Italian
Keyword tomatoes
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 38kcal


  • 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