nutritional information

Per Tomato half:

  • Calories: 1
  • Protein: <1 g
  • Total Fat: <1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: <1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 8 mg
  • Fiber: <1 g
  • Sugar: <1 g
Vegan Gluten-Free

Pickled Cherry Tomatoes

Pickled Cherry Tomatoes

Makes 3 cups

Serve these piquant tomatoes as an hors d’oeuvre, or drop one into a martini.
  • 1 cup white balsamic vinegar
  • 4 tsp. sugar
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 chiles de arbol, crumbled
  • 2 whole allspice
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 4 thyme sprigs

1. Bring vinegar, 3/4 cup water, sugar, salt, chiles, allspice, and cayenne to a simmer in saucepan. Stir to dissolve sugar, then remove from heat. Cool 30 minutes.

2. Put garlic and bay leaf in bottom of 1-qt. glass jar. Add tomatoes, and tuck thyme sprigs along sides. Pour vinegar mixture over tomatoes, and marinate 1 hour. Store up to 1 day in refrigerator.

July/August 2012 p.61

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These pickles are like other refrigerator pickles such as cucumbers or radishes--easy to make and best within a day or so. The tomatoes will still be edible for up to 3 days, they may just lose some of their texture. The recipe itself doesn't make a quart of pickles, only 3 cups. A quart jar is used to accommodate the pickling liquid. The 3 cups would be just about right for a cocktail hors d'oeuvre or a picnic snack for 6 to 8 people, or the recipe can easily be halved to make only 1 1/2 cups. VT editors

vt_editor - 2014-07-22 22:04:20

It's disappointing that this recipe only keeps for a day. Who can use 3 cup of pickled cherry tomatoes in 24 hours?

Victoria bergesen - 2014-07-21 21:10:58

Who is going to eat 3 cups of pickled tomatoes in one day?

jeff - 2014-07-21 17:13:26

Making a quart of pickles, then having to use them all up in one day? Wow, won't be making these.

Mohamjip - 2014-07-21 16:16:50

Must be a typo! Aren't pickled foods supposed to be good for weeks, at least? Looks like a good recipe, though.

Josephine - 2014-07-21 15:12:22

These are only good for only "1 DAY"?!?!?!?

tammy - 2014-07-21 15:07:41

Surprised at the short shelf life?

Jeff - 2013-07-26 14:48:16

Can these be stored longer?

Andrea - 2013-07-22 18:11:57