This garlic and herb-marinated tomato salad is flavor-packed and works with any kind of tomato. Marinated tomatoes keep well refrigerated.

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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 Garlic 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 Garlic and Herb Marinated Tomatoes:

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.

Two photos of marinate for tomatoes in a food processor

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.

Six photos of marinate for tomatoes being mixed in a measuring cup

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.com

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

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

⬇ Print-Friendly Marinated Tomatoes Recipe:

Garlicky Marinated Tomato Salad Recipe

5 from 39 votes
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
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.
Prep Time: 12 hours
Total Time: 12 hours

Ingredients 

Servings: 10 people as a side dish
  • 4 1/2 lbs medium roma tomatoes, rinsed
  • 2 bell peppers, any color, seeded, chopped into large pieces
  • 2 jalapeños, (or 5 tiny hot peppers with seeds)
  • 1 large garlic head (or 2 medium heads), 16-20 cloves, peeled
  • 1 bunch dill , (1/2 cup chopped) fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp salt such as sea salt (not iodized), (50 grams)

Instructions

  • Combine chopped bell peppers, jalapeno peppers, whole garlic cloves, dill and parsley into a large food processor or blender and pulse to finely chop.
  • Transfer mixture to medium bowl and add 1/2 cup vinegar, 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/2 cup sugar and 2 1/2 Tbsp salt. Stir to combine.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Note on Nutrition Values: It is difficult to produce accurate nutrition values for this recipe since most of the marinade is typically discarded when the tomatoes are eaten. 

Nutrition Per Serving

182kcal Calories19g Carbs2g Protein11g Fat1g Saturated Fat557mg Potassium3g Fiber2735IU Vitamin A65.8mg Vitamin C27mg Calcium0.9mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Garlicky Marinated Tomato Salad Recipe
Amount per Serving
Calories
182
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
11
g
17
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Potassium
 
557
mg
16
%
Carbohydrates
 
19
g
6
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Protein
 
2
g
4
%
Vitamin A
 
2735
IU
55
%
Vitamin C
 
65.8
mg
80
%
Calcium
 
27
mg
3
%
Iron
 
0.9
mg
5
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Condiments, Side Dish
Cuisine: Russian, Ukrainian
Keyword: marinated tomatoes
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $
Calories: 182
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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

Natasha Kravchuk

Welcome to my kitchen! I am Natasha, the creator behind Natasha's Kitchen (established in 2009), and I share family-friendly, authentic recipes. I am a New York Times Best-Selling cookbook author and a trusted video personality in the culinary world. My husband, Vadim, and I run this blog together, ensuring every recipe we share is thoroughly tested and approved. Our mission is to provide you with delicious, reliable recipes you can count on. Thanks for stopping by! I am so happy you are here.

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  • Alena K.
    November 8, 2023

    I absolutely love these tomatoes. They are so zingy yet are a fresh additon to any dinner party. Especially Thanksgiving

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 8, 2023

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Alena!

      Reply

  • Kate
    September 20, 2023

    Hi Natasha. For how long can those tomatoes stay in the fridge? Thanks!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 20, 2023

      Hi Kate, I have a note at the bottom for future reference – these can be stored up to a week in the refrigerator. I hope you love the recipe!

      Reply

  • Olga
    August 11, 2023

    Absolutely delicious!!!! Our family loves everything marinated and pickled and these tomatoes are amazing and so easy to make!! The marinade is perfect – jalapeño adds great flavor to this.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 11, 2023

      Thank you, Olga. For your good comments and feedback!

      Reply

  • Moni
    September 16, 2022

    I like to try the recipe. Sounds super flavorful. Do you eat it just like a salad or side dish?

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 16, 2022

      Hi Moni! Yes, this is wonderful as a side.

      Reply

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