Monday, May 25, 2009

Marinated Garden Tomatoes

These have been a family favorite for years now. Even my daughter, who is not a lover of tomatoes, enjoys this tangy side dish. It will go perfectly with our Memorial Day barbecue of grilled cheeseburgers and Chipotle Ranch Pasta Salad!

  • 6 large tomatoes, sliced to a 1/4 inch thickness
  • 1/2 c. thinly sliced green onions
  • 2/3 c. olive or canola oil
  • 3/4 c. red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 c. fresh minced parsley
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp salt (kosher is wonderful for this!)
  • 1 TBS fresh thyme or 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp coarsely ground pepper


  1. Place the sliced tomatoes and onions in a shallow bowl. 11x13 works well.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, combine the olive oil, red wine vinegar, parsley, garlic, salt, thyme, and ground pepper. Mix well.
  3. Pour over tomato. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours - overnight is best if you have the time.

Serves 10