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too much of a good thing: cherry tomatoes

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My cherry tomato plants are still going strong -- can you believe it? I found that cherry tomato plants work best in a container garden, so I planted three of them this year to get the best yield. It turned out to be a smart plan: The large bowl of red gems, above, is from just one day of picking! Luckily cherry tomatoes have a longer shelf life than other varieties, so I don't have to use them up immediately. These sweet beauties are delicious dipped in a little coarse salt, but I've also explored some other recipes.

I've always wanted to try this no-bake lasagna. The creamy herb-ricotta filling tasted great next to the sauteed tomatoes and zucchini. That's basil from my garden, too!

I had a large batch starting to go bad, so I decided to roast them. I tossed them with some olive oil, salt, pepper, and sprigs of thyme and oregano. I also threw in some slices of Italian peppers, too. Once cool, these guys will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days and can be used many ways.

I created a mini pizza with them one night: I toasted a mini bagel and spread it with ricotta, then topped it with the roasted tomatoes and basil. I also put them on top of roast chicken.

What are your favorite ways to use up cherry tomatoes?

Comments (3)

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    I love cherry tomatoes especially roasted! But they work great on pizza's to I found this great recipe for a mexican pizza here http://www.amazine.com/story/925899

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    I've made batches of butter chicken sauce with my cherry tomatoes - just the right amount of savoury and sweet.

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    Hi Kellee,

    We had a bumper crop of cherry tomatoes in our garden this year! And they are still growing strong—even after the first frost. Have you ever tried pasta, ricotta, cherry tomatoes (quartered), and basil together? Divine! It's so good you have to try it. Here's the recipe from my blog. http://www.gardenappetit.com/?p=2006

    Thanks and I hope you get a chance to make this lovely dish!

    Take care, Jean

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