Hey all you salad lovers out there, time to make your mouth happy and, thanks to our friends over at Cooking Professionally, this refreshing recipe is just what you need. SOAKED TOMATOES!

Soaked Tomatoes are the perfect way to elevate your salad game! These juicy and flavorful tomatoes are marinated in a tangy vinaigrette with rich garlic and fresh herbs. The longer they soak, the more intense the flavor becomes… which is honestly kind of fun! They are the perfect addition to any salad, sandwich, or even as a topping for grilled meats… which is also quite exciting. Make a big batch of Soaked Tomatoes and enjoy their deliciousness all week long!


  • 3 extra-large tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large clove garlic, finely minced or crushed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, minced, plus more, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil, minced, plus more, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste

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Step 1 – Arrange the tomato slices in a single layer in a large, shallow dish.

Step 2 – In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, add the oil, the vinegar, the onion, the garlic, the parsley, the basil, the salt, and the pepper and shake vigorously to combine.

Step 3 – Pour the oil mixture over the tomatoes.

Step 4 – Cover the tomatoes and marinate them for 2-3 hours at room temperature or 12-24 hours in the refrigerator.

Step 5 – If the tomatoes are chilled, bring them to room temperature before serving.

Step 6 – Transfer the tomatoes to a serving dish and spoon the juice over the top.

Step 7 – Garnish the tomatoes with the extra parsley and the extra basil.

Step 8 – Serve.


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