Cherry Tomato Confit

Savoring Italy

Slow roasted Cherry Tomato Confit is the perfect way to save a taste of summer. Each bite of these vibrant tomato jewels is bursting with delicate sweetness and a touch of unami. You’ll be topping them on everything! Whole30 compliant, paleo, and gluten-free.

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Cook Time

40 min



Cook Time: 40 mins


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– cherry tomatoes – extra-virgin olive oil – garlic cloves – basil leaves (or another fresh herb, like thyme or oregano ) – sea salt

What is a tomato confit? Essentially, tomato confit is slowly cooking cherry tomatoes in a rich extra virgin olive oil, with fresh herbs, and cloves of garlic. The fruity richness of the olive oil is infused with the sweet flavor of the slowly roasting cherry tomatoes, fresh herbs and garlic.

Tomatoes: it all began with the gorgeous rainbow cherry tomatoes I found at Costco (I know they also have them at Walmart). But any cherry tomatoes would be perfect. You could even use plum tomatoes or any heirloom tomatoes.  – Oil: We used what we have on hand, which is a Sicilian extra-virgin olive oil. You could use any sort of olive oil you have in your pantry. – Fresh herbs: fresh basil, thyme or sage. – Spice: you could totally spice this up and make it hot! I kept it mild since the kids are eating it.


What does confit mean? Cherry tomatoes can be cooked in a variety of ways, including roasting, grilling, sautéing, and boiling.


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