Make Your Own Pickled Tomatoes

by Trishia Mae Cordova on Apr 29, 2024

Make Your Own Pickled Tomatoes


Do you find yourself with a basket overflowing with perfectly ripe roma tomatoes? Don't let them go to waste! This simple recipe transforms them into a vibrant and flavorful condiment: pickled tomatoes.

Ready in just 35 minutes (with a little waiting time for pickling), these tangy treats are a fantastic way to preserve the summer harvest. Plus, they add a delightful punch to a variety of dishes!


Prep time: 5 min

Cook time: 30 min

Serving: 10



  • 3 lbs roma tomatoes, washed and dried
  • 4 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1 bunch parsley
  • 1 bunch dill, 3-4 stems
  • 1 stalk scallions
  • 3 oak leaves
  • 2 tbsp whole black peppercorns
  • 6 tbsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar



  • Sterilize jars and lids in boiling water in a large pot for 15 minutes. Remove them from the water with cooking tongs.
  • Add oat leaves, scallions, dill, parsley, bay leaves, garlic, and tomatoes to the jars. Fill the jars with boiling water.
  • Prepare the brine: Pour the water from the jars into a pot. Add sugar, salt, and black peppercorns and boil for 5 minutes. Then, add vinegar and stir well.
  • Pour the brine back into the jars. Add more boiling water and remove any space before you put the lid on to prevent leaking. Close the lids.
  • Turn the jars upside down for two to three days.
  • Pickled tomatoes are ready within one or two weeks, depending on the size. Store them at room temperature or lower before opening.


Serving Suggestions:

  • Scatter a few pickled tomatoes around a cheese board for a tangy contrast to creamy cheeses. They pair beautifully with cheddar, gouda, feta, or goat cheese.
  • Diced pickled tomatoes add a burst of flavor and acidity to green salads, pasta salads, or potato salads.
  • Level up your next sandwich with a few slices of pickled tomato! They add a delightful zip to grilled cheese, BLTs, or even a classic turkey sandwich.
  • Tangy pickled tomatoes are the perfect topping for juicy burgers. They add a flavor dimension that will have you reaching for seconds.
  • Try adding a spear of pickled tomato to a Bloody Mary or martini for a savory twist.



  • Play around with the herbs! Feel free to add other aromatics like thyme or rosemary to customize the flavor profile.
  • Want them spicier? Throw in a red chili pepper flake or two with the brine.
  • These pickled tomatoes make fantastic gifts! Package them in a cute basket for a unique and thoughtful present.


With minimal prep and cook time, you can have a delightful addition to your meals for weeks to come.

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