Sauteed Tomatoes with Thyme

  • One of my all-time favorite easy side dishes:  Sauteed Tomatoes with Thyme

    Sauteed Tomatoes with Thyme

    If you have access to some fresh pear or cherry tomatoes this summer- either from the Farmer’s Market or your own garden- you need to make this simple side dish.  When tomatoes are sauteed, they sweeten up perfectly… and when you add simple herbs, they’re so delicious!!

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    Serve this as a side dish to grilled meats or fish.  You’ll be so happy you did!

    Sauteed Tomatoes with Thyme

    Yield: 4 servings

    Prep Time:10 minutes

    Cook Time:5 minutes

    • 1 teaspoon olive oil
    • 1 pint red pear/cherry tomatoes
    • 1 pint yellow pear/cherry tomatoes
    • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
    • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • chopped fresh parsley for garnish, optional
    1. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat.
    2. Add the tomatoes and thyme to the skillet.  Cook, shaking the skillet occasionally, until the tomatoes are slightly blistered and shiny- about 5 minutes.  Sprinkle the tomatoes with salt and pepper.  Sprinkle parsley on top, if desired.
    • Nutritional information per serving (1 cup per serving):  Calories: 38, Fat: 2g, Sat Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0g, Sodium: 170mg, Carbohydrates: 6g, Sugar: 3g, Fiber: 2g, Protein: 1g
    • Weight Watchers POINTS: Freestyle SmartPoints: 0, Original SmartPoints: 0, PointsPlus: 1, Old Program: 1
    SOURCE: (via Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook)

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  • Karen @ The Food Charlatan wrote:

    My cherry tomato plant has just started to produce so I think I will be trying this soon! Love how simple it is. Also, I’ve never heard them called pear tomatoes before, I thought it was cherry or grape. I kinda like it. They do look like little pears don’t they?