|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 11g||4%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||4%|
|Total Sugars 10g|
|Vitamin C 8mg||42%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Cherry tomatoes grow in abundance during the summer months and they are the most flavorful during peak season. In order to extend the life of these delightful tomatoes, it is fun to find ways to preserve cherry tomatoes. Since cherry tomatoes don't freeze well, they can be stored long-term by pickling in mason jars. For this recipe, cherry tomatoes are stored in a pickling liquid and then refrigerated to preserve for up to two months.
Use the best tomatoes you can find for this recipe and crack the windows to avoid a lingering vinegar smell. Since cherry tomatoes have such thin skin, there's no need to peel them before pickling. You can add other dried spices for your own twist on this recipe. Enjoy as a flavorful snack or use in your favorite recipes.
1 pound red and yellow cherry tomatoes
3 cloves garlic cloves, halved
2 rosemary sprigs
1 1/3 cups white vinegar
1 cup water
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon black peppercorns
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Gather the ingredients.
Wash 2 wide-mouth, 16-ounce mason jars with lids with hot, soapy water and dry thoroughly.
Wash and dry the tomatoes and remove and discard any stem ends still attached. Use a skewer or toothpick to poke a hole all the way through each of the tomatoes. This helps the pickling brine infuse its way into each tomato and keeps them from floating up inside of the jars.
Evenly divide the tomatoes, garlic cloves, and rosemary sprigs, between the two prepared jars.
In a medium saucepan, combine the white vinegar, water, granulated sugar, kosher salt, black peppercorns, and red pepper flakes.
Bring to a boil over high, stirring until sugar dissolves.
Remove from heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
Pour over the tomatoes in the mason jars.
Cover with a tight-fitting lid and chill for at least 2 days to allow the flavors to combine and infuse before enjoying.
How to Store
Pickled cherry tomatoes will keep in the refrigerator in a tightly sealed jar for up to two months.
How to Use Pickled Cherry Tomatoes
How Do You Can Cherry Tomatoes in a Water Bath?
Pickled cherry tomatoes are good for canning and can be preserved for longer periods of time by using a water bath. Be sure to use sterilized canning jars and fill each mason jar leaving 1/4 inch of headspace before sealing. Place the jars in a boiling water canner and make sure the jars are covered with at least two inches of water. Return the water to a boil and process for 10 minutes. Remove the jars from the canner and wait for the lids to make a popping sound to indicate they have sealed. Once sealed, the jars can be stored for one to two years.