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Sautéed Baby Heirloom Tomatoes


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Sautéed Baby Heirloom Tomatoes

In late spring and early summer, the sweetest tomatoes available are usually the smaller varieties like cherry, grape and baby heirlooms. We LOVE super-simple Sautéed Baby Heirloom Tomatoes.

Sautéed Baby Heirloom Tomatoes in a pan

This recipe works beautifully with any small tomato and actually intensifies their flavor as well as bringing out the natural sugars. Easy to prepare and ready in just a few minutes, these tomatoes are great with grilled steak, chicken or fish.

You could also serve them with some shaved Parmesan, crumbled feta or a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.

Dédé’s Comments: These days it is easier and easier to find multi-colored grape and cherry-sized tomatoes at the supermarket. The variety of colors adds interest to the plate and are often no more expensive.

For more of Philip’s recipes, check out his Calamari Steaks and Roasted Shrimp.

5 from 3 votes

Sautéed Baby Heirloom Tomatoes

Sautéed Baby Heirloom Tomatoes can be ready in less than 15 minutes.

Makes: 9 Servings
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Author: Philip Nicholas


  • 2 tablespoons Low FODMAP Garlic-Infused Oil, made with olive oil or purchased equivalent, divided
  • 2 dry pints (600 g) baby heirloom, cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus extra
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, plus extra
  • 6 leaves fresh basil, rolled together and then julienned into thin ⅛ –inch (3 mm) strips


  1. In a 12-inch (30.5 cm) nonstick skillet over a medium-high heat, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil until just smoking. Add tomatoes and season with 1 teaspoon of salt and ½ teaspoon pepper. Sauté, shaking pan frequently until tomatoes soften and skins just begin to wrinkle, about 2 minutes. Do not overcook. Remove the pan from the heat, stir in the basil and reserved 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Taste one of the tomatoes for seasoning, adding additional salt and pepper if necessary.


  • We know you might overlook this recipe because it seems simplistic, but trust me, with perfectly ripe tomatoes this dish is a thing if beauty and celebrates the harvest!
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American


Calories: 51kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 258mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 20IU

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