Cherry Tomatoes and Olives Recipe -
Cherry Tomatoes and Olives Recipe
  • READY IN 15 mins

Cherry Tomatoes and Olives

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"This is a simple, delicious dish of cherry tomatoes and olives. Garlic and balsamic vinegar round out the flavor, and pine nuts add a pleasant crunch if desired. Quick cooking over high heat intensifies the tomatoes so this is good even in winter!"

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Original recipe makes 2 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    15 mins


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in the garlic, tomatoes, and balsamic vinegar. Cook, stirring, until the tomatoes are hot and wrinkled, about 7 minutes. Mix in the olives and pine nuts, and season with pepper. Continue to cook and stir until heated through, about 3 additional minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 18, 2010

Made this just as written. We loved it!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 15, 2011

Tasty, but it needs something else. I doubled the amount of kalamata olives and the tomatoes were still overpowering. I think it works best cooled in the fridge; I tried it both hot and cold and liked the latter better.


6 Ratings

Jan 19, 2012

We really enjoyed this dish but hubby thought that it would have been so much better with sauteed onions added. I loved it as a different kind of side. Thank you so much for posting your recipe.

Jul 24, 2012

Different and delicious as written! My tomatoes didn't really wrinkle, they just started splitting open after a while. I do recommend chopping the olives to better distribute them. Easy to double.

Sep 13, 2011

This is so simple and so good! I am not a huge olive fan and they are great in this! I have a ton of cherry tomatoes in my garden and never know what to do with them. I also added some diced up eggplant because I had some! Delicious.

Jun 04, 2012

This recipe is simple but delicious. Sometimes less is more. Great way to use the tomato bounty from the garden!


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  • Calories
  • 169 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.7 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 13.9 g
  • 21%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 2.7 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 291 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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