The easiest recipe for Marinated Tomatoes resulting in the juiciest tomatoes! Fresh tomatoes marinated in an easy marinade – you’ll enjoy the recipe all summer long.

A white bowl with marinated tomatoes topped with fresh greens.

There is nothing better than enjoying fresh tomatoes in the summertime! Though we love the Tomato and Bruschetta Salad and our Fresh Tomato Salad, these marinated tomatoes may be refrigerated and enjoyed for days making them such a treat.


We love making these marinated tomatoes during the summertime, especially when the garden is bursting with ripe tomatoes! With just a few simple ingredients you can have these hearty, flavor-packed tomatoes ready to enjoy.

Tomatoes marinating in a glass bowl.


These delicious tomatoes only require just a few simple ingredients!

  • Tomatoes– Be sure to use fresh, ripe tomatoes for this recipe. You can use any tomatoes; cherry tomatoes, grape tomatoes, roma tomatoes, campari tomatoes, and any other fresh tomato.
  • Oil– For the best results, use olive oil for the recipe. You can also use sunflower oil, grapeseed oil or even avocado oil.
  • Vinegar– This recipe calls for white vinegar, giving the tomatoes a tangy flavor.
  • Garlic– Freshly minced garlic cloves is what gives this recipe so many delicious flavors!
  • Salt & Pepper– You want to be sure to use salt and pepper to flavor the tomatoes.
  • Herbs– We use a variety of different herbs for this recipe, chives, cilantro, and parsley! You can use any of your favorite fresh herbs or a combination of herbs.
Sliced tomatoes in a glass bowl.


All there is to making these marinated tomatoes is just throwing them into the marinade and let the marinade do all the work!

  1. Cut the tomatoes into the desired sizes.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the ingredients for the marinade. Add the tomatoes to the bowl and toss.
  3. Cover and let marinade for at least 2 hours.
  4. Enjoy!


Once the tomatoes are marinated, combine them with other ingredients for an elevated salad. Here are some things we like to add with the tomatoes:

  • Cucumber Slices
  • Sliced Red Onion
  • Mozzarella Pearls
A glass bowl with sliced tomatoes and  the marinade over the tomatoes.


How long should I marinate the tomatoes?

You want to marinate the tomatoes for at least 2 hours and up to overnight.

How should I cut my tomatoes?

These tomatoes can be halved, quartered or sliced. You can cut them based on your preference.

Do I need to peel the tomatoes?

No, you do not need to peel the skin off the tomatoes.

How to store the tomatoes?

Store the tomatoes in an airtight container in the fridge.

How long will these marinated tomatoes last?

These tomatoes will last in the fridge for up to 2-3 days.

Marinated tomatoes topped with freshly chopped parsley.


These tomatoes are great to serve as a side dish. Here are some delicious recipes to pair these tomatoes with:

Marinated Tomatoes

Author: Valentina
5 from 1 vote
The easiest recipe for Marinated Tomatoes resulting in the juiciest tomatoes! Fresh tomatoes marinated in an easy marinade – you’ll enjoy the recipe all summer long.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Marinade Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 1 lb ripe tomatoes sliced


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 ½ Tbsp white vinegar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp chives finely chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh cilantro finely chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh parsley finely chopped


  • Sliced the tomatoes into the desired sizes and add them to a bowl.
  • In a small bowl, combine the oil, garlic, vinegar, salt, pepper, chives, cilantro, and parsley.
  • Add the marinade to the tomatoes and toss.
  • Cover the tomatoes and let marinate at least 30 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy!


143kcal Calories5g Carbs1g Protein14g Fat2g Saturated Fat2g Polyunsaturated Fat10g Monounsaturated Fat297mg Sodium278mg Potassium1g Fiber3g Sugar960IU Vitamin A16mg Vitamin C16mg Calcium0.4mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Marinated Tomatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 143 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Sodium 297mg13%
Potassium 278mg8%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 960IU19%
Vitamin C 16mg19%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)