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Quick Marinated Cherry Tomato Salad

Quick marinated cherry tomato salad is flavorful, oil-free, colorful, juicy, and get ready in 10 mins. Perfect side to serve with main meals.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Adults
Calories 30 kcal


  • 2 cup cherry tomatoes I got almost 40 tomatoes depending on the size. Using a mix of tomatoes.
  • ¼ cup red onion sliced
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper freshly grounded
  • ¼ teaspoon red chili flakes optional
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro use any of herbs like parsley, basil, mint
  • 1 teaspoon oil


  • Wash & clean cherry tomatoes and cut them in half.
    2 cup cherry tomatoes
  • Mix all the ingredients in a mixing bowl, and keep in the container.
    ¼ cup red onion, 1 teaspoon minced garlic, 3 tablespoon rice vinegar, ½ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon black pepper, ¼ teaspoon red chili flakes, 1 tablespoon cilantro, 1 teaspoon oil
  • Serve immediately or just store them in the fridge.


NOTES- Check the post for detailed instruction.
  • If you want it completely oil-free just eliminate oil. Oil works as an emulsifier so little quantity is needed.
  • To make this cherry tomato salad more interesting add cucumber, radish, carrots, and bell peppers.
  • Capers add lots of flavors to this marinated tomato salad.
  • Always serve at room temperature. As refrigeration makes the flavors dull.


Calories: 30kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 302mgPotassium: 185mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 409IUVitamin C: 18mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg
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