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Garlic Herb Burst Tomatoes
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5 from 2 votes

Garlic Herb Burst Tomatoes

These garlic herb burst tomatoes are extraordinarily delicious and so, so easy to make. They're also incredibly versatile and can be used as a topping for almost any savory dish you can think of—pasta, crostini, hummus.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Author: Ashley Melillo | Blissful Basil


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 4 heaping cups heirloom cherry tomatoes or standard cherry tomatoes (grape tomatoes work too)
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced


  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat until it just begins to thin out and coat the pan.
  • Add the oregano, basil, parsley, and red pepper flakes (if using) and sauté until fragrant, approximately 30 seconds.
  • Add the tomatoes and a generous pinch of sea salt, increase heat to medium-high, and cook for 6 to 10 minutes or until the tomatoes develop a light golden-brown hue at their edges and burst open. As they cook, use a large wooden spoon to nudge them around the pan every minute or two to prevent burning.
  • Add the garlic as the tomatoes finish bursting and continue to cook for another minute or two, until the garlic softens and mellows. Adding the garlic now prevents it from scorching and burning.
  • Remove from the heat and let cool slightly.
  • Serve as desired—e.g., over pasta, crostini, hummus, etc.