Alright, let’s review here. We’ve got our perfect roast beast all set with these dreamy mushrooms along the side. Now we need an oh so festive dish to brighten up our plate.
Enter these Christmas tomatoes. Hello red + green. It just doesn’t get more classic than this.
These come together so quickly and so beautifully right before your meal. Have a helper fill the ice in the glasses, another light the candles on the table, all while you’re sautéing away by the stove for all of 10 minutes max. Hint: to make things even easier, chop up your garlic and herbs ahead of time. Less mess and it saves you time; just dump the baggie into the olive oil.
Give the whole pan an ever so dramatic confident shake once in awhile and pat yourself on the back. You’ve totally got this entertaining gig under control.
- 3 tablespoons good olive oil
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic (2 cloves)
- 2 pints cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil, plus more for garnish
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, plus more for garnish
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- Heat the olive oil in a saute pan large enough to hold all the tomatoes in one layer. Add the garlic to the oil and cook over medium heat for 30 seconds.
- Add the tomatoes, basil, parsley, thyme, salt, and pepper. Reduce the heat to low and cook for 5 to 7 minutes, tossing occasionally, until the tomatoes begin to loose their firm round shape.
- Sprinkle with a little fresh chopped basil and parsley and serve hot or at room temperature.
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So many people don’t think about tomatoes in the wintertime. Thanks for posting this. Tomatoes are my fave veg and now I can remember to eat them all winter long. 😉 happy holidays!
I’m so glad you liked the recipe!
Love this recipe, just made it a couple of weeks ago and you are right on! Fast, beautiful color and delicious.
Beautiful! Thanks for linking up to #RealFoodRecipes!
Oh my gosh, these look amazing! I’m a bit weird about cherry or grape tomatoes…while I like tomatoes, I can NOT handle them whole. If they are on a salad, I have to cut them up. But my absolute favorite way is to saute them in a pan. I usually add nothing more than salt, but I LOVE what you did! Going on my must try list.
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Hi Brand – thank you so much for visiting! I hope you like the tomatoes if you give them a try!
Your tomatoes look delicious, nice and juicy!
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