Italian-Style Blistered Tomatoes

Italian-Style Blistered Tomatoes
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Make this your new weeknight, go-to side dish. It's super fast, super cheap, and can turn any meal into an extra-special one. You spoon them over some brown rice, make them the crowning touch over grilled chicken, or serve them alongside a fresh green salad. What an easy way to go from basic to restaurant-fancy!
  • Prep time
    5 min
  • Cook time
    10 min
  • Servings
    4 Servings
  • Serving size
    1/4 cup
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

4 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1/4 cup
  • Amount per serving Calories 50

  • Total Fat 3.5g
    • Saturated Fat 0.5g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 5mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 5g
    • Dietary Fiber 1g
    • Total Sugars 4g
  • Protein 1g
  • Potassium 220mg
  • Phosphorus 24mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1 Nonstarchy vegetable, 1 Fat



  • olive oil
    1 tbsp
  • grape or cherry tomatoes
    1 (12 oz) container
  • garlic (slivered)
    2 clove
  • balsamic vinegar
    2 tbsp
  • sugar substitute
    equal to 2 tsp sugar


  1. In a large skillet over high heat, heat the oil until it’s hot. Sauté the tomatoes for 4 to 5 minutes, or until their skins begin to brown and blister.

  2. Stir in the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the balsamic vinegar and sugar substitute and continue to cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the mixture begins to thicken. Serve hot or at room temperature.