21 Summery Recipes Starring Cherry Tomatoes
It's almost second nature to pick up a pint of cherry tomatoes during Summer grocery shopping trips, but it's not always easy figuring out what to do with them. These recipes will make you look forward to eating cherry tomatoes all season long, whether you're in the mood for pasta, salad, or even soup. Get ready to bookmark your favorite cherry tomato recipes and keep them on hand the next time you grab a fresh batch from the market.
Pasta With Pesto, Roasted Tomatoes, and Breadcrumbs
It doesn't get much simpler than this easy pasta with roasted tomatoes, parmesan, pesto, and toasted breadcrumbs.
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Make caprese salad party-friendly by sticking the cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil on individual skewers.
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Mediterranean Orzo Pasta Salad
Use both sun-dried and cherry tomatoes in this Mediterranean orzo pasta salad for a nice balance of textures and flavors.
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Watermelon Caprese Salad
Add a little sweetness to traditional caprese salad by adding diced watermelon along with the sliced cherry tomatoes.
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Pesto Pasta Salad
Choose a variety of cherry tomato colors to make this pesto pasta salad even more vibrant.
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Summer Ramen With Tomatoes and Corn
Before you throw away any stripped corncobs, simmer them in a savory broth with cherry tomatoes, scallions, egg, and ramen noodles.
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Burst Cherry Tomato Angel Hair With Lemon and Ricotta
Letting cherry tomatoes get hot enough in a skillet with olive oil will eventually cause them to burst, and they form the most delicious and light tomato sauce for angel hair and ricotta cheese.
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Cucumber, Black Bean, Corn, and Tomato Salad
This summery side dish is meant for people who hate lettuce-heavy salads but love vegetables like cucumbers and corn.
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1-Pot Pasta With Tomatoes and Onions
This fast and easy one-pot pasta recipe cooks spaghetti, tomatoes, onions, and basil all together and doesn't require any sauteing.
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Caprese Mac and Cheese
Combine your love of macaroni and cheese and caprese salad by making these creamy shells with mozzarella and goat cheese, cherry tomatoes, and basil.
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Greek Salad Skewers
These mini Greek salad skewers are some of the cutest — and tastiest — appetizers you could serve to a crowd.
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Summer Squash and Cherry Tomato Pasta
People who can't quite commit fully to spiralized vegetable "noodles" will love this recipe that calls for half squash and half real pasta.
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Chicken Caesar Kale Salad
Layer kale, cherry tomatoes, avocado, croutons, and parmesan cheese in a mason jar to make an on-the-go caesar salad you can take anywhere.
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This summertime version of amatriciana, a classic, spicy Italian sauce, forgoes canned tomatoes and calls for simmering fresh cherry tomatoes to create the sauce.
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Roasted Tomatoes With Herbs
Sometimes simple is better, as is the case with these juicy roasted tomatoes coated in garlic and fresh herbs.
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Margherita Pizza Pasta
If you're craving margherita pizza and pasta, this is the recipe for you.
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This tomato salad is anything but boring thanks to plenty of oregano, thyme, chili flakes, parsley, and mint.
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Orecchiette With Cherry Tomatoes, Mozzarella, and Basil Pesto
Like caprese salad in pasta form, this orecchiette recipe has no shortage of cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, or fresh basil.
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A quick homemade dressing of dijon mustard, lemon juice, white wine vinegar, and olive oil makes sure this lentil-tomato salad isn't lacking in flavor.
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Summer Garden Linguine
This recipe allows you to toss basically all your favorite Summer produce into one colorful pasta dish with plenty of fresh herbs on top.
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Breakfast Pasta With Tomatoes and Bacon
This garlicky pasta with bacon, cherry tomatoes, scallions, parmesan, and a fried egg is totally acceptable for breakfast or dinner.
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