Cherry tomatoes take less than 10 minutes to prepare.

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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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  • Heat 1 Tb. olive oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high flame until it just starts to smoke. Add tomatoes, and season with salt and pepper. Saute, shaking pan frequently, until tomatoes soften and skins just begin to wrinkle, about 2 minutes. Stir in the garlic and continue to shake the pan until garlic is fragrant. Off heat, stir in the basil and remaining 1 Tb. olive oil, then serve.

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Nutrition Facts

47 calories; 3.6 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 7 mg sodium. 3.7 g carbohydrates; 0.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2011
Wonderful side dish that takes so little time to prepare! I used only 1 pint of cherry tomatoes and kept the rest of the ingredients the same. I used a bit of kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper to season. I love the fresh basil on these. Definitely serve hot off the stove as these cool down quickly. You could add a little shaved Parmesan or feta cheese to this to take it over the top - great with grilled steak or grilled chicken. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/29/2011
Obviously a subjective thing - I really could take or leave these and much prefer tomatoes uncooked. I don't regret trying something different but once was enough for me. Maybe it's those stewed tomatoes Mom served us as kids.... Read More
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  • 4 star values: 30
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2011
Wonderful side dish that takes so little time to prepare! I used only 1 pint of cherry tomatoes and kept the rest of the ingredients the same. I used a bit of kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper to season. I love the fresh basil on these. Definitely serve hot off the stove as these cool down quickly. You could add a little shaved Parmesan or feta cheese to this to take it over the top - great with grilled steak or grilled chicken. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2011
Wonderful side dish that takes so little time to prepare! I used only 1 pint of cherry tomatoes and kept the rest of the ingredients the same. I used a bit of kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper to season. I love the fresh basil on these. Definitely serve hot off the stove as these cool down quickly. You could add a little shaved Parmesan or feta cheese to this to take it over the top - great with grilled steak or grilled chicken. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2006
I've made this recipe with fresh basil and dried basil. Dried rates 4 stars so try your hardest to get fresh! A fast tasty side to Baby Spinach Omelet. I didn't have any problems with tough grape tomato skins but I did pierce each with a sharp knife during cooking. Maybe this helped? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2006
Made this for my husband and he really enjoyed eating them this way! I sprinkled a little parmesan cheese over the dish. A great way to serve cherry tomatoes! Thanks! A keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2007
Cook at last moment when preparing dinner so you can get them right to the table when they're ready; they cool quickly and when that happens the texture fails. Great dish though! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/12/2006
These are good- I really enjoyed the flavor sauteeing brought to the tomatoes. I used on-the-vine cherry tomatoes. Just make sure your tomatoes are completely dry before adding to the pan- I guess mine were still a little wet from rinsing and it wasn't pretty. But I just covered the pan to solve that problem. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2011
Quick fresh and delicious! I used a bag of grape tomatoes garlic and fresh minced basil. I added Hawaiian sea salt and fresh ground black pepper while the tomatoes were sauteeing shaking the pan frequently. In mere minutes they were done. I really like how the sweet juices of the tomatoes bursts in my mouth along with the sauteed garlic and fresh basil. Oooh what a wonderful blend of fresh flavors! The sprinkles of fresh basil over the tomatoes stand out-very pretty. This is a terrific side dish and a good way to use up grape tomatoes. One that I will keep in mind for use again in the future. I served this along with "Portuguese Pork with Red Peppers " "Lemon-Sesame Asparagus " and "Parsley Red Potatoes " all from this website. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/31/2007
Add some grated parmesean cheese just before serving. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2006
I loved this! The skins were a little bit annoying but the flavor is just so delicious! I let is sit for a while to cool down and had it on top of a toasted English muffin. Would be great topped with cheese and broiled bruscetta style. Thanks! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2006
So good and so quick! Followed the recipe to a T I don't think there's a need to add or skip anything. Make sure to use fresh basil! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/29/2011
Obviously a subjective thing - I really could take or leave these and much prefer tomatoes uncooked. I don't regret trying something different but once was enough for me. Maybe it's those stewed tomatoes Mom served us as kids.... Read More
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