This Marinated Cherry Tomato Salad is one of my go to Weight Watchers side dish recipes whenever I have an abundance of cherry or sugar plum tomatoes on hand.

I often buy a lot of those little tomatoes under the assumption that I’ll eat them all up by enjoying them as a healthy snack, but instead, I usually end up ignoring them. Therefore, I am always left with extra tomatoes. But I like to use them in this super quick and easy salad recipe, and they make a perfect side dish for a variety of meals.

I just throw it all together in the afternoon, and then it’s marinated, flavorful and all ready for dinner that evening. Which is AWESOME, because that’s one less thing I have to get done before dinner. And it’s just 1 Point per serving, which is fantastic if you are watching those Weight Watchers Points.

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If you want to bulk this salad up more, try adding some red onions and serve over a bed of fresh iceberg lettuce. Or for an extra point or two, toss is some fresh mozzarella cheese – delish!

Marinated Cherry Tomato Salad

Bright, fresh and wonderfully flavored, this quick and easy tomato salad recipe is always a hit. The tomatoes take on a delicious transformation after soaking in the marinade, and the low Points makes it an ideal Weight Watchers side dish recipe for just about any meal.

Ingredients

  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
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Instructions

  1. Place halved tomatoes in a medium sized bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients. Pour over tomatoes and toss to coat. Season with additional salt and pepper as needed.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
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Quick Notes

TIP: The simplest way to slice a bunch of cherry tomatoes is to sandwich them between two plastic lids and run a long knife through all of them at once!

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time:

Diet type: Vegan

Diet tags: Low calorie, Reduced fat, Reduced carbohydrate, Raw

Number of servings (yield): 6

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

Calories: 41

Fat: 3g

Protein: 1g

Entire recipe makes 6 servings
Serving size is about 2/3 cup
Each serving – 1 Point

PER SERVING: 41 calories; 3g fat; 4g carbohydrates; 1g protein; 1g fiber

4 Comments

  1. Helen Woodill

    Was wondering if MORE vinegar to LESS olive oil was a typo?

    • IMO it should be 3 parts oil to 1 part vinegar.

  2. Delish!!!! I didn’t have basil but it was still great!!!

  3. This is such a great dish! I didn’t have any oregano, so substituted rosemary instead, and used organic red wine vinegar. As suggested, I also added in a small amount of low fat mozzarella. I had it as a side dish with my chicken last night, and threw it into a cup of quinoa for lunch today for a fabulous 7 point lunch. Thank you!