Pickled Cherry Tomatoes and Tasty Tuesdays Link Up

Before I turn things over to the Tasty Tuesdays Link Up and the awesome recipes other bloggers have to share, I wanted to tell you about the goodness coming out of my garden and kitchen. I have three out of control cherry tomato plants this year. Unfortunately with cherry tomatoes you get a whole bunch all ripe at once. So, instead of letting any of those beauties go to waste, I found this recipe for Pickled Cherry Tomatoes.

Pickled Cherry Tomatoes

Grape tomatoes can be used in place of the cherry tomatoes, and you could use different herbs, like oregano or basil, instead. I went with rosemary because my tomatoes happen to be planted in between my two huge rosemary bushes.

If you can boil water, you can make these. Seriously! All you do is boil some water, vinegar and salt then pour it over the tomatoes in your jars. Let them sit for 24 hours or more and that’s it!

You do not have to seal the jars on these if that intimidates you, but then you will have to keep the jars in the refrigerator. But, water bath canning is so easy you might just want to give it a try so you can keep these for eating later in the year … or so you can ship a jar off to your baby brother on the other side of the country who was run over by his own car (don’t ask…). Get more info from the pros at Ball if you are new to canning.

Throw them in a salad, or on an antipasto plate, or in a sandwich, or sneak them straight from the jar late at night… hey, I was just taste testing them for the blog, repeatedly, uh… to make sure the flavor didn’t change, yeah that’s it!

Give these a try and I think you will be pleasantly surprised.

Pickled Cherry Tomatoes

Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 20 minutes
Meal type Appetizer, Condiment, Salad and Vegetables
Occasion Summer
From book Ball Blue Book Guide to Preserving
Rosemary and garlic flavored pickled cherry tomatoes. Recipe from Ball Blue Book Guide to Preserving.


  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup white wine vinegar (or apple cider vinegar)
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 quart cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic (peeled and sliced into two long halves)
  • 2 Sprigs fresh rosemary (length should be approximately the same as the jar)


makes 4 pint jars

cooking time does not include time to seal jars.


Combine salt, vinegars and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
Remove stems and wash the tomatoes. Gently prick tomato skins twice on opposite sides to prevent skin from cracking.
Pack tomatoes in hot sterilized jars (two pints or four 1-cup jelly). Add one half of garlic half way and the other clove on top.
cherry tomatoes in mason jar
Ladle vinegar over tomatoes to 1/4 inch line. Add a rosemary sprig to each jar.
add brine to jars
If sealing jars: run a knife along the inside edge of the jars to remove ALL air bubbles. Finger tighten the lid.

Process jars in a boiling water canner for 10 minutes starting your timer as soon as you put the jars in. Leaving them longer will cause the tomatoes to pop.
run knife around edge of jar to remove air bubbles
If you are not sealing the jars, let cool to room temperature, put on lids and store in refrigerator.

Let sit for at least 24 hours before serving.


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Until next time, happy eating.

Becky Has Been Blogging



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  1. Winnie

    I LOVE cherry tomatoes, and I’d like to try this. Pickled tomatoes with rosemary and garlic sounds GREAT!!
    Thanks for the recipe and thanks for hosting another party 🙂
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    1. Audrey

      thanks for stopping by, Winnie. Those Peanut Butter Stuffed Brownies you shared look amazing! Off to read the recipe.

  2. Malia @ Small Town Girl

    I can and grow cherry tomatoes but I’ve never thought to pickle them! This is a great idea! I love this! If I have a big enough harvest, I will have to try it!
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    1. Audrey

      I planted 3 this year just to make sure at least one survived. Two went completely crazy!
      Audrey recently posted…Pickled Cherry Tomatoes and Tasty Tuesdays Link UpMy Profile

    2. Audrey

      However my green beans STILL aren’t producing actual beans – loads of flowers, so I am still hopeful. Off to pin your recipe with the hopes I will have plenty to can.
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  3. Janie

    Pickled tomatoes is a great way for us to be able to enjoy them for a long time.
    Pickled tomatoes with rosemary and garlic is a great idea. We’ll have a tomato dishes with distinctive flavors. I like it!
    Thanks for your awesome recipes and experiences.

    1. Audrey

      I had never tried them before this, but now I am addicted.

  4. Bobbie Renken

    I just canned this recipe. I pricked each side of the tomato. They all popped.

  5. Ashley Tukiainen

    Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing on FTAF

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