Cherry Tomatoes with Herb Vinaigrette

This is finger food

We resisted the urge to fancy this up with feta or fresh mozzarella. Tomatoes this good don’t need a lot of help. If you have leftovers, toss them in tomorrow’s salad or pasta.

Cherry Tomatoes with Herb Vinaigrette

  • 1 lb cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill
  • 2 tbsp fresh oregano
  • juice from half a lemon
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp dry white wine
  • salt/pepper to taste

Slice the larger tomatoes in half, but leave the small ones whole. (This is visually pleasing and makes for less work.) In a blender or food processor, puree the remaining ingredients, except the salt and pepper. Once pureed, toss the dressing and tomatoes in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately or allow flavors to meld for an hour or so.

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28 Responses to Cherry Tomatoes with Herb Vinaigrette

  1. Meenakshi says:

    Yummy! Mint and dill are a great combo. I am going to try this with regular tomatoes!

  2. Wonderful. We may be short of full size tomatoes at the moment, but there are plenty of good, flavoursome cherry tomatoes around, I’ve got to try this. Nice one.

  3. Carolyn Chan says:

    Absolutely agree with you that when you have something that good, you don’t need to jazz it up !

  4. Made this last night, without the dill. Mine had a wee problem this spring, and had to be replanted. There are no leftovers….

  5. Simple perfection. :-) Mandy

  6. egg me on says:

    So, so, so simple. Can that be my new background image … for everything?

  7. Young Wifey says:

    My cherry tomatoes usually only make it to our mouths! Great photo! Yummy recipe!

  8. billpeeler says:

    So colorful! Also, love using mint in simple dishes like this —-

  9. Mad Dog says:

    Great looking tomatoes ;-)

  10. TasteFood says:

    This sounds wonderful.

  11. Courtney says:

    Love all the colors!

  12. Eva Taylor says:

    There is really NOTHING better than freshly picked tomatoes in a salad, and the simpler the better. This is really the epitome of summer!

  13. Tomatoes of any kind with herbs and balsamic vinegar is my favorite way to enjoy them. Making it into this simple vinaigrette …delicious!

  14. ceciliag says:

    this really is just perfect.. no other word for it, glad you resisted the fancying up! c

  15. Looks delish! Are you still using your homegrown tomatoes? If so, they’re looking fantastic..

  16. peasepudding says:

    You’re so right, fresh seasonal tomatoes don’t need much to make them shine.

  17. spree says:

    nothing but good!!! beautiful simple perfect.

  18. ChgoJohn says:

    My cherry tomatoes are finally starting to ripen and I’m so looking forward to a salad like yours here. Perfect as-is.

  19. Oh, but the mozzarella would’ve been awesome. I’ll take your word for it though!

  20. It’s best to just let the tomatoes shine right now! Love it.

  21. Caroline says:

    You can never go wrong adding cheese, but you’re right, nice to let the tomatoes shine. They’re gorgeous!!

  22. Yum! I made individual tomato tartes tatin this week using grape tomatoes. I should have just left them in the bowl and served them like this. They were delicious but this would be super easy.

  23. Kristy says:

    This would make for a great lunch! Love it!

  24. Beautiful photo Greg! I could eat this every day.

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