Easy Marinated Tomatoes Recipe

Easy marinated tomatoes recipe with so much flavor! Makes store-bought tomatoes taste WAY better! Marinated tomatoes keep well refrigerated up to 1 week | natashaskitchen.com

This marinated tomatoes recipe is completely easy, healthy and has incredible flavor. A MUST-TRY recipe! This is a great way to use up garden tomatoes or make store-bought tomatoes taste way better!

There’s no need to peel the tomatoes and they keep well in the fridge up to a week. This marinated tomatoes recipe is always a crowd pleaser! 🙂

My Mom discovered this “Korean” marinated tomatoes recipe. While scrolling Facebook, she came across another gal named Natasha who shared her Russian youtube video on how to make what she called “Korean tomatoes.” We tried them (slightly modified from the original recipe) and just fell in love right away. We made them twice in the same week because they disappeared so quickly! My sister exclaimed that they were the best tomatoes she had ever tried and honestly, I agree!

Easy marinated tomatoes recipe with so much flavor! Makes store-bought tomatoes taste WAY better! Marinated tomatoes keep well refrigerated up to 1 week | natashaskitchen.com

Ingredients for Easy Marinated Tomatoes Recipe:

4 1/2 lbs of medium tomatoes such as roma, rinsed
2 bell peppers, any color, seeded and chopped into large pieces
2 jalapeños or 5 tiny hot peppers (no need to remove seeds)
1 large or 2 medium garlic heads (16-20 cloves), peeled
1 bunch (1/2 cup) dill (fresh or frozen)
1/2 small bunch (1/2 cup) fresh parsley
1/2 cup (4 oz) olive oil
1/2 cup (4 oz) white vinegar
1/2 cup (110 grams) granulated sugar
2 1/2 Tbsp (50 grams) salt (not iodized)

Easy marinated tomatoes recipe with so much flavor! Makes store-bought tomatoes taste WAY better! Marinated tomatoes keep well refrigerated up to 1 week | natashaskitchen.com

How To Make Marinated Tomatoes Recipe:

1. Combine chopped bell peppers, jalapeno peppers, whole garlic cloves, dill and parsley into the bowl of a large food processor or blender and pulse until finely chopped.

2. Transfer mixture to a medium bowl (I used a giant measuring cup) and add 1/2 cup vinegar, 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/2 cup sugar and 2 1/2 Tbsp salt then stir to combine.

3. Cut tomatoes into halves (or quarters if using larger tomatoes), trimming off the fibrous stem top. Layer tomatoes and marinade into a large 1 gallon jar, alternating with tomatoes and marinade until the jar is full.

Easy marinated tomatoes recipe with so much flavor! Makes store-bought tomatoes taste WAY better! Marinated tomatoes keep well refrigerated up to 1 week | natashaskitchen.comEasy marinated tomatoes recipe with so much flavor! Makes store-bought tomatoes taste WAY better! Marinated tomatoes keep well refrigerated up to 1 week | natashaskitchen.com

4. Cover with lid and tighten. Turn the jar upside-down, placing it over a plate to catch any leaks. Refrigerate up-side-down for 12 hours.

Easy marinated tomatoes recipe with so much flavor! Makes store-bought tomatoes taste WAY better! Marinated tomatoes keep well refrigerated up to 1 week | natashaskitchen.com

Note: Turning the bottle up-side-down in the refrigerator allows the tomatoes at the top of the jar to be fully submerged and fully marinated overnight. After 12 hours, flip the jar right side-up and enjoy! Refrigerate remaining tomatoes keeping the jar right-side-up. You will no longer need the plate underneath.

Easy marinated tomatoes recipe with so much flavor! Makes store-bought tomatoes taste WAY better! Marinated tomatoes keep well refrigerated up to 1 week | natashaskitchen.com

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Easy Marinated Tomatoes Recipe

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This marinated tomatoes recipe is completely easy, healthy and has amazing flavor; a great way to use up garden tomatoes or make store-bought tomatoes taste so much better! There's no need to peel tomatoes and they keep well refrigerated up to a week.
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Skill Level: Easy
Cost To Make: Varies by Season
Serving: 8-10 as a side dish

Ingredients

  • 4½ lbs of medium tomatoes such as roma, rinsed
  • 2 bell peppers, any color, seeded, chopped into large pieces
  • 2 jalapeños or 5 tiny hot peppers (with seeds)
  • 1 large or 2 medium garlic heads (16-20 cloves), peeled
  • 1 bunch (1/2 cup) dill, fresh or frozen
  • ½ cup fresh parsley
  • ½ cup (4 oz) olive oil
  • ½ cup (4 oz) white vinegar
  • ½ cup (110 grams) granulated sugar
  • 2½ Tbsp (50 grams) salt (not iodized)

Instructions

  1. Combine chopped bell peppers, jalapeno peppers, whole garlic cloves, dill and parsley into a large food processor or blender and pulse to finely chop.
  2. Transfer mixture to medium bowl and add ½ cup vinegar, ½ cup olive oil, ½ cup sugar and 2½ Tbsp salt. Stir to combine.
  3. Cut tomatoes in halves (or quarters if using larger tomatoes), trimming off fibrous stem tops. Layer tomatoes and marinade into large 1 gallon jar, alternating with tomatoes and marinade until jar is full.
  4. Cover with lid and tighten. Turn jar upside-down, placing it over a plate to catch any leaks. Refrigerate up-side-down 12 hours (*see note). After 12 hours, flip the jar right side-up and enjoy! Refrigerate remaining tomatoes keeping jar right-side-up.

Notes

*Turning the bottle up-side-down in the refrigerator allows the tomatoes at the top of the jar to be fully submerged and fully marinated overnight.

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Easy marinated tomatoes recipe with so much flavor! Makes store-bought tomatoes taste WAY better! Marinated tomatoes keep well refrigerated up to 1 week | natashaskitchen.com

Seriously though – these are SO GOOD! It’s one of those recipes you will make again and again. We love that they are perfect for summer (think garden tomatoes!!) or winter (when everyone is desperate to make card-board-like store bought tomatoes more enjoyable). It is also a make-ahead recipe which is as big win for parties.

I am so excited my Mom discovered this recipe and I hope this becomes a new favorite for you as well.

Easy marinated tomatoes recipe with so much flavor! Makes store-bought tomatoes taste WAY better! Marinated tomatoes keep well refrigerated up to 1 week | natashaskitchen.com

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  • Autie
    January 7, 2018

    hello new to your blog:) n loving it any serving suggestions? pls Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 7, 2018

      Hello Autie! I’m so glad you found my blog. This recipe serves 8-10 as a side. Thanks for following! 🙂 Reply

  • Natasha
    October 15, 2017

    My new favorite! Love the tomatoes, makes me wonder what else I can use this marinate with ;). Thank you for this recipe. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 15, 2017

      You’re welcome! I’m glad to hear you enjoy the recipe! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Reply

  • Inna
    October 6, 2017

    Can I use whole cherry tomatoes? Just made the marinade and debating weather or not to cut the cherry tomatoes. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 6, 2017

      Hi Inna, whole tomatoes would need to be halved even if they are cherry tomatoes or the marinade will not penetrate to the center through the skins. Reply

  • Tina
    September 26, 2017

    I have not made this yet (I ran out of tomatoes, who’d a thunk!) but I am curious about the salt. You said non-iodized salt…any particular reason? I think all my salt has iodine. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 26, 2017

      Hi Tina, anytime I’m using alot of salt for something like canning or these marinated vegetables, I always use non-iodized because it can make the food darker from what I’ve read and I just always felt that was ALOT of iodine. Iodized salt can also carry other additives that are undesirable for canning. Reply

  • Natasha
    September 23, 2017

    I just made it and don’t know if I made it right 🤔 I have used a blender and that turns into like очень жидкая like smoothie I tried blend it on pulse but bop I was thinking already about maybe I should just chopped it ? But thank you 😊 for the great 👍🏻 recipe. I t probably will not look 👀 nice but tasty 😋 . Thank you Natasha. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 23, 2017

      Hi Natasha, if it is smoothie consistency, you have probably blended too long. You still want it to be a little chunky in consistency. I think it would still work – as the tomatoes sit and marinate, the liquid in the bottle should turn clear so they should still look and taste good. You could also use a food processor which makes it a little easier to pulse or a meat grinder. Chopping by hand would take quite a long time. Reply

    • Ellen
      January 6, 2018

      Looks like a delectable recipe! Personally, I would substitute either honey or maple syrup for the sugar because I don’t like to use it. Regarding the iodine: the amount in iodized salt is so infinitesimal compared to what every cell in our bodies need. I supplement with at least 50 mg of Lugol’s iodine in tablet form every day; sometimes I feel that amount is not enough….just FYI. Very nice site. Reply

      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        January 6, 2018

        Thank you Ellen for sharing! Reply

  • Taya
    September 22, 2017

    Hello I was wondering is their a way I can have these some how canned for winter ? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 22, 2017

      It would not work with this recipe since they are not cooked or sterilized. I think it would change the tomatoes if you heated them and it would not be the same.  Reply

  • Alla
    September 21, 2017

    Hi Natasha!
    Your blog is wonderful! I use it regularly and some of my family’s favorite dishes are made from your recepes.
    Can I omit the sugar? Or what is the minimum amount of sugar needed?

    Thanks! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 21, 2017

      Hi Alla, the sugar balances the vinegar and salt and this is the amount that we thought tasted best. I think you could experiment with less for dietary restrictions. Also, keep in mind that most of the sugar stays in the marinade and is not consumed,… unless you drink the marinade (which is not recommended – lol). 🙂 Reply

      • d niklaus
        September 23, 2017

        Putting fresh tomatoes in the refrigerator ruins the flavor.

        DCN Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          September 23, 2017

          Hi, it does not ruin the flavor when they are marinated. The taste fantastic after 12 hours or overnight in the refrigerator. I agree though, you don’t want to store regular tomatoes in the refrigerator. Reply

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