Marinated Cherry Tomato Salad

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. 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

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.

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 Reply

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

  2. 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!

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