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Tomatoes with herbs in bowl

How to Saute Tomatoes

Tomatoes are one of my favorite vegetables. I love knowing how to saute tomatoes into a side dish, topping or to get extra flavor for a soup.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 7 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Servings: 6


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound grape or cherry tomatoes
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt adjust to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper adjust to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh Italian parsley or basil chopped


  • Warm a large skillet over medium-high heat for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add oil and tomatoes to the pan. Saute the tomatoes about 2-3 minutes, tossing frequently while cooking.
  • When tomatoes varely begin to blister or wilt, remove from heat. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with parsley or basil. Serve warm.


When the tomatoes just barely begin to blister or wilt, remove them from the heat. The goal is hot, juicy tomatoes, not soft or bursting tomatoes. You want those warm juices in every bite, not in the skillet. 


Calories: 34kcal · Carbohydrates: 3g · Protein: 1g · Fat: 2g · Saturated Fat: 0.3g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g · Monounsaturated Fat: 2g · Sodium: 202mg · Potassium: 166mg · Fiber: 1g · Sugar: 2g · Vitamin A: 370IU · Vitamin C: 17mg · Calcium: 9mg · Iron: 1mg
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