Addictively delicious! Served these marinated tomatoes at a potluck and everyone wanted the recipe! Marinated tomatoes are a great make-ahead side dish.

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These marinated tomatoes were on the menu at last weeks church potluck, made by Maria K. who is in charge of the church kitchen, and all of the ladies jotted down the recipe! These are scrumptious and are often served at Slavic weddings. We couldn’t wait to make a batch of our own and boy oh boy they tasted good!

Store-bought firm Roma tomatoes work really well for this marinated tomatoes recipe or a variety of firm homegrown tomatoes. It makes an especially striking dish when you mix different colored tomatoes.

Prepping the tomatoes is faster and simpler than it seems. The skins come of easily after blanching in hot water. Also, Marinated tomatoes keep really well in the refrigerator. We are all about make-ahead recipes! 🙂

Ingredients for Marinated Tomatoes:

6 lbs firm Roma tomatoes
1 liter water
28 oz ketchup
2 Tbsp kosher salt
2 Tbsp sugar
1 small bunch Dill
1/3 bunch Parsley
1/3 bunch Cilantro
8-10 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped (not pressed)

Addictively delicious! Served these marinated tomatoes at a potluck and everyone wanted the recipe! Marinated tomatoes are a great make-ahead side dish.

How to Make Marinated Tomatoes:

1. Boil a large pot of water. Rinse tomatoes and place them in a large pot or bowl. Pour boiling water over tomatoes, place a plate over the top to submerge them in water and let sit for 2-3 minutes. Drain tomatoes, reserving 1 liter of water and set water aside to cool. Use a small paring knife to remove skins. Quarter tomatoes and place into a deep bowl.

Addictively delicious! Served these marinated tomatoes at a potluck and everyone wanted the recipe! Marinated tomatoes are a great make-ahead side dish.

2. Use reserved 1 liter of warm (not hot) water and stir in: 28 oz ketchup, 2 Tbsp kosher salt, 2 Tbsp sugar, chopped dill, parsley, cilantro, and garlic.

Addictively delicious! Served these marinated tomatoes at a potluck and everyone wanted the recipe! Marinated tomatoes are a great make-ahead side dish.

3. Pour over tomatoes making sure tomatoes are completely covered with liquid. Jiggle the bowl to distribute sauce but avoid stirring so tomatoes stay firm. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight before serving.

Addictively delicious! Served these marinated tomatoes at a potluck and everyone wanted the recipe! Marinated tomatoes are a great make-ahead side dish.

Addictively delicious! Served these marinated tomatoes at a potluck and everyone wanted the recipe! Marinated tomatoes are a great make-ahead side dish.

Marinated Tomatoes Recipe

4.97 from 30 votes
Author: Natasha Kravchuk
Marinated tomatoes work well with store-bought firm roma tomatoes or a variety of firm homegrown tomatoes. You can even use a variety of different colored tomatoes. Prepping the tomatoes is faster and simpler than it seems and these keep really well in the refrigerator.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients 

Servings: 12 side servings (2 whole tomatoes per person)
  • 6 lbs firm roma tomatoes
  • 1 liter water
  • 28 oz ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp kosher salt
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 small bunch Dill
  • 1/3 bunch Parsley
  • 1/3 bunch Cilantro
  • 8-10 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped (not pressed)

Instructions

  • Boil a large pot of water. Rinse tomatoes and place them in a large pot or bowl. Pour boiling water over tomatoes, place a plate over the top to submerge them in water and let sit for 2-3 minutes. Drain tomatoes, reserving 1 liter of water and set water aside to cool. Use a small
  • paring knife to remove skins. Quarter tomatoes and place into a deep bowl.
  • Use reserved 1 liter of warm (not hot) water and stir in: 28 oz ketchup, 2 Tbsp kosher salt, 2 Tbsp sugar, chopped dill, parsley, cilantro, and garlic.
  • Pour over tomatoes making sure tomatoes are completely covered with liquid. Jiggle the bowl to distribute sauce but avoid stirring so tomatoes stay firm. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight before serving.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Russian
Keyword: marinated tomatoes
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $$
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Addictively delicious! Served these marinated tomatoes at a potluck and everyone wanted the recipe! Marinated tomatoes are a great make-ahead side dish.

Note:

Tomatoes can stain in the fridge for up to four weeks. I hope you’ll give them a try ?.

Addictively delicious! Served these marinated tomatoes at a potluck and everyone wanted the recipe! Marinated tomatoes are a great make-ahead side dish.

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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  • Lana
    August 16, 2023

    I have had many people make this recipe and for the first time I made it myself, I might be biased but they tasted even better than the ones I have tried 🙂 Just amazing. Tempted to make ketchup from scratch and figure out how to pressure can them!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 16, 2023

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Lana!

      Reply

  • Emily
    August 22, 2022

    Hello Natasha, these tomatoes are AMAZING! Every time I make them I have several people asking for the recipe! I am doubling the batch for a party on Saturday but was wondering have far ahead of time I can make these?

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 22, 2022

      Hi Emily, marinated tomatoes keep really well in the refrigerator so that should be alright. I hope you enjoy it!

      Reply

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