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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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 โ€œKorean tomatoes.โ€ 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 jalapeรฑos 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.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

โฌ‡ย Print-Friendly Marinated Tomatoes Recipe:

Easy Marinated Tomatoes Recipe

5 from 8 votes
Prep Time: 12 hours
Total Time: 12 hours
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.
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: Varies by Season
Calories: 182 kcal
Servings: 10 people as a side dish

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 lbs medium roma tomatoes rinsed
  • 2 bell peppers any color, seeded, chopped into large pieces
  • 2 jalapeรฑos (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

  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 1/2 cup vinegar, 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/2 cup sugar and 2 1/2 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.

Recipe 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.ย 

Nutrition Facts
Easy Marinated Tomatoes Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 182 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Potassium 557mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 54.7%
Vitamin C 79.8%
Calcium 2.7%
Iron 5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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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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  • Tina Morrow
    August 29, 2018

    I am on a Keto diet and I cannot have sugar. What else can I use instead of sugar? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 29, 2018

      Hi Tina! 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,โ€ฆ unless you drink the marinade (which is not recommended โ€“ lol). ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

      • Tina Morrow
        September 10, 2018

        Please understand that many diabetics cannot have ANY sugar. Reply

        • Natasha
          September 11, 2018

          Hi Tina, I understand but I honestly haven’t tested any kind of substitute in this recipe to make a recommendation for a sugar substitute. Reply

  • Nellie
    August 26, 2018

    The best recipe ever ! Seems like I can’t stop eating them , so addictive!
    Thank you Natasha and your Mom for another winning recipe ! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 26, 2018

      Sounds like you found a new favorite, Nellie! Thank you for the great review! Reply

  • Jay
    August 25, 2018

    Fantastic recipe, and soooooooo easy. I served it at a backyard barbecue party, together with your avocado corn salad and greek salad. As I’m personally not a big fan of dill, I used cilantro instead… loving it! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 25, 2018

      Thank you for sharing that with us Jay! I’m so happy you enjoyed that Reply

  • Anna
    August 10, 2018

    This is definitely a “must try”!! I had a whole bunch of extra tomatoes in the garden and decided to give this a try. Although, since we have little ones in the family I decided to half the spices but keep the oil, vinegar, salt and sugar the same. Except next time I will definitely reduce sugar amount. This way the tomatoes were completely covered in the marinade and there was no need to keep flipping the jars and it was perfectly spicy and flavored. Even my extremely picky sister loved them lol;) Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 10, 2018

      Great idea Anna! Thanks for the awesome review! Reply

  • Maggie L
    August 2, 2018

    Hi Natasha,

    Love your recipes! I don’t use dill often – are you pulling all of the dill “needles” off of the stems before measuring? Or just chopping it all up and then measuring? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 2, 2018

      I measure after chopping. ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

  • Tatiana
    April 30, 2018

    Hi Natasha! Thanks for this recipe, my tomatoes turned out so delicious! I was wondering if I can use the same recipe for the cucumbers ๐Ÿฅ’? Thank you and God bless Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 1, 2018

      Hi Tatiana, I honestly haven’t tried marinating cucumbers so I’m not sure how well that would work. If you experiment, please let me know! I’m so curious now ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

  • Chantalle
    February 15, 2018

    Hi Natasha. Will these marinade tomatoes taste on focaccia bread with mozarella on top? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 15, 2018

      Hi Chantalle, that sounds like a tasty serving idea! Reply

  • Inna
    January 19, 2018

    Natasha, did you try to add to this recipe fresh basil?
    Spasibo Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 20, 2018

      Hi Inna, the flavor combination works really well so I haven’t tried experimenting with basil. I’m not sure how the flavors would meld with basil. Sorry I can’t be more help! Reply

  • 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! ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿค” I have used a blender and that turns into like ะพั‡ะตะฝัŒ ะถะธะดะบะฐั like smoothie I tried blend it on pulse but bop I was thinking already about maybe I should just chopped it ? But thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š for the great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป recipe. I t probably will not look ๐Ÿ‘€ nice but tasty ๐Ÿ˜‹ . 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). ๐Ÿ™‚ 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

  • Natasha
    September 21, 2017

    Love at first sight just by looking at first pic ๐Ÿ˜‰ Ran to store and just finished making these yummies.12 Hours… can’t wait Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 21, 2017

      Please let me know what you think Natasha! Reply

      • Natasha
        September 22, 2017

        Just had a delicious lunch with my husband!
        Once again I realized that my whole menu is from your website:)
        Thank you once again! So here’s the details ๐Ÿ™‚
        A cup of Barley and Mushroom Soup
        ( can’t get enough I totally love it!)
        Your Braised Potatoes(all times favorite)
        and this amazing tomatoes yum yum!
        This tomatoes are sooo good Natasha seriously my husband was asking for more and complimented. Your recipes are never disappointment. God Bless you and your family!

        *I would love to see more recipes with barley;) Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          September 22, 2017

          I’m glad to hear you both enjoy the recipes so much! Thanks for sharing your great review and I will keep your request in mind! Reply

  • Katya
    September 20, 2017

    Thsee look yummy! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 20, 2017

      They are super popular! Please let me know what you think if you decide to try them Katya! Reply

  • September 20, 2017

    Oh dear Natasha, if I could peek for one second only to your inspiration source, I would give an Empire for that ๐Ÿ™‚ God Bless and thank you ! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 20, 2017

      I am blessed! Thank YOU for following ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

  • jessica
    September 19, 2017

    Are they spicy? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 19, 2017

      Hi Jessica, they are a little spicy between the hot peppers and garlic but my oh my are they tasty! ๐Ÿ™‚ they aren’t overly spicy by any means and don’t leave any lingering spice in your mouth. The spice is muted by the vinegar. Reply

  • Sveta
    September 19, 2017

    How long and where can I store them? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 19, 2017

      Hi Sveta, I have a note at the bottom for future reference – these can be stored up to a week in the refrigerator ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you love the recipe! Reply

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