Succulent cherry tomatoes are baked with a sliver of garlic inside. Optionally drizzle with olive oil and/or sprinkle with salt. You may wish to serve these with toothpicks. Perfect for the party on the patio!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Cut a slit in one side of the cherry tomatoes, and insert a sliver of garlic into each. Arrange tomatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.

  • Bake tomatoes about 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until slightly shriveled. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

40 calories; protein 0.4g 1% DV; carbohydrates 2.2g 1% DV; fat 3.5g 5% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 53.6mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (46)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2009
These were delicious and a great side dish for grilled steak. I cut the tomatoes in half sprinkled them with minced garlic, olive oil and kosher salt along with some basil. I baked them until the skin was a little blistered. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/04/2011
I really wanted to like these but the skin came out weird for me. Read More
(2)
54 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2009
These were delicious and a great side dish for grilled steak. I cut the tomatoes in half sprinkled them with minced garlic, olive oil and kosher salt along with some basil. I baked them until the skin was a little blistered. Read More
(37)
Rating: 4 stars
03/02/2008
I thought it was a pretty good side but my husband went wild for these. Tip: add freshly chopped basil to tomatoes after they come out of the oven. Read More
(33)
Rating: 4 stars
05/18/2008
If to be served as appetizers can understand inserting the sliver of garlic in each but, as an addition to the buffet table, was easier for me to mince a clove of elephant garlic and sprinkle over the top plus add some garlic-infused olive oil. I used dried oregano (1/4 tsp. crushed) and, as others, baked for 12 mins. then, topped with chunks of a Greek Feta marinated in olive oil with oregano and basil. Second time, I prep'd about 3 times the recipe and, next day, served the remaining few topped with add'l Feta and popped under broiler for 2 mins. Next time, plan to toss the hot tomatoes with fresh spinach leaves and slivers of carmelized garlic. A versatile recipe - thank you for submitting it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2007
I used only 1-tbsp. of olive oil and did not use any salt. The recipe was well-written the item tasted great and it had a great presentation. This has become a low-fat family favorite and is very easy to prepare and set out when friends visit too. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2011
Love it! I used a little minced garlic Italian parsley truffle oil feta cheese salt and pepper. I just took a little chuck of feta and stuffed it in every tomato. Very tasty! Read More
(17)
Rating: 4 stars
08/09/2005
I followed JDVMD's lead and used minced garlic. And I used grape tomatoes. I pierced each with a sharp knife to insure they'd give up a little of their juices. Delicious side dish to our steaks. Read More
(13)
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2005
AMAZING!!! The only thing that I added was fresh ground black pepper and basil. This was so good and easy I highly recommend. I am a garlic lover so this was perfect. Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
10/16/2006
I loved these. I do however wish I'd taken them out after about 12 mins - they were a little too mushy after 20. Thanks Hannahgirl! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2006
The only thing I added was I used basil flavored olive oil...This is a great recipe..A friend said she sprinkles parmesean cheese on top right out of the oven....If using as an hor doeurves just put a pretty toothpick into each one. Read More
(12)
Rating: 3 stars
06/04/2011
I really wanted to like these but the skin came out weird for me. Read More
(2)
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