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Blistered Cherry Tomatoes with olive wood spoon and Le Creuset White Braiser.
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5 from 4 votes

Blistered Cherry Tomatoes

Blistered Cherry Tomatoes is a versatile vegan, gluten free recipe that only takes 5 minutes to cook. The tomatoes' insides are juicy, the skin is charred, and the dish has a deep umami flavor. Serve it as an appetizer with hot bread, a summer side, or on top of fish or chicken.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Calories: 82kcal


  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 2 garlic cloves cut in half lengthwise
  • Fresh basil
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly cracked black pepper


  • Heat oil - Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a heavy cast-iron skillet or braiser.
    2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • Add aromatics - Add garlic and shallots to the oil and sauté for 1 minute until fragrant.
    2 garlic cloves, 1 shallot
  • Add tomatoes - Add the tomatoes and allow them to cook untouched for 2-3 minutes until they begin to char and blister. Stir the tomatoes and cook for another 2 minutes.
    2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • Add seasoning - Turn off the heat and stir in torn fresh basil, kosher salt, and black pepper.
    Fresh basil, Kosher salt, Freshly cracked black pepper
  • Serve - Serve hot or at room temperature.


Calories: 82kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 189mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 365IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg