Spicy Marinated Tomatoes

I was invited to participate in a Summer Progressive Dinner, hosted by Kristin of Yellow Bliss Road and Katie of Katie’s Cucina.  Basically, a group of bloggers get together, and each person is responsible for a dish.  When put together, all the dishes make up a complete meal.  I remember going to progressive dinners when I was a kid (the “in person” kind) with my parents.  Usually, we ended up being responsible for dessert.  Not surprising, for people who know me.

For my part, I contributed a side dish.  Summer is all about frozen treats, grilling, and eating lots of fresh vegetables.  We make this dish all the time during the summer, as it is a perfect accompaniment to a hamburger or some grilled meat (like a few of the other dishes in the progressive dinner!)  If you like spicy, these tomatoes are right up your alley.  If you’re not into a lot of heat, I recommend removing the seeds and membranes from the peppers.

adapted from Cooking Light, June 2006

Spicy Marinated Tomatoes

Spicy Marinated Tomatoes

Ingredients

3 c halved cherry or grape tomatoes (about 1 ½ pints)
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1 garlic clove, minced
½ jalapeno pepper, thinly sliced
¼ c white wine vinegar
1 Tbs light brown sugar
1 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp fresh ginger, minced
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Place tomatoes, green onion, garlic, and jalapeno in a bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together the rest of the ingredients. Pour dressing over the tomato mixture and toss to combine. Chill 1 hour before serving. Tomatoes will get spicier as the salad sits longer.
http://kokocooks.com/2013/06/spicy-marinated-tomatoes/

giveaway graphic

Now, any blogging event wouldn’t be complete without a giveaway. Fill out the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win these three fun, summery prizes:

 

-a five speed hand blender from KitchenAid.  This blender comes with three blades, perfect for making smoothies, frozen drinks, or pureed soups. Looking for a new drink flavor? Check out this recipe for blended grapefruit limeade, featured on The Kitchenthusiast, KitchenAid’s blog.

– Woot Froot is excited to bring you the ease and convenience of fresh cut peaches and nectarines just in time for summer. Perfect for summer snacking, dishes and drinks – like peach margaritas. Fill out the rafflecopter below for your chance to win this Margaritaville Margarita Maker and get the party started. A $200 value.

-a $200 gift card from World Market.  I love wandering through this store, dreaming of all the cool parties I could throw with the fun items in their aisles.

 

And here are all the other contributions to the progressive dinner.  I really want to have a get together so I have an excuse to try all these recipes!

summer progressive dinner pinnable image

 

from left to right:
Appetizers:
1. Best Guacamole Ever from White House Black Shutters
2. Melty Caprese Appetizer from Cook the Story
3. Skinny Southwest Chicken Dip from Yellow Bliss Road
Salads:
4. Blueberry Quinoa Salad from Clean and Scentsible
5. Quinoa and Grape Salad from A Place for Us
6. Spicy Marinated Tomatoes from Kokocooks
Main Course:
7. Grilled Greek Pork Tenderloin from Katie’s Cucina
8. Mama’s Sweet Marinated Chicken from Craft Quickies
9. Mexican Grilled Corn from Nest of Posies
Desserts:
10. Triple Berry Cheesecake from The Lilypad Cottage
11. Mini Berry Pies from A Pumpkin and a Princess
12. Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake from Crazy Little Projects
Beverages:
12. Perfect Italian Cream Soda from Ella Claire
13. Mango & Mint Lemonade Chiller from Sweet C’s Designs
.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclaimer: I received no compensation for participating in this giveaway.  All opinions are my own.

Read More:

Share

Sweet Comments:

  1. Yum! I’m all for simple side dishes during the summer months. I have all the ingredients on hand and I might just need to try this recipe tonight for dinner!

  2. I love this idea. So simple and yet so delicious. And I agree that these would be wonderful alongside any grilling meats for sure!

  3. This looks beautiful and delicious! I think we’ll be having this alongside dinner tonight, thanks for the recipe.

  4. I’ve always had mixed feelings when it comes to tomatoes. But recently, I’ve just fallen in love with them. And I will absolutely be making them this way! They look to die for!

  5. There is nothing better than tomatoes in the summer, looks delish!

  6. Yum! I can’t wait to try these!

Trackbacks

  1. […] Clean and Scentsible 5. Quinoa and Grape Salad from A Place for Us 6. Spicy Marinated Tomatoes from KokoCooks   Main Course: 7. Grilled Greek Pork Tenderloin from Katie’s Cucina 8. Mama’s […]

  2. […] Clean and Scentsible 5. Quinoa and Grape Salad from A Place for Us 6. Spicy Marinated Tomatoes from Koko Cooks Main Course: 7. Grilled Greek Pork Tenderloin from Katie’s Cucina 8. Mama’s Sweet […]

  3. […] Clean and Scentsible 5. Quinoa and Grape Salad from A Place for Us 6. Spicy Marinated Tomatoes from Koko Cooks Main Course: 7. Grilled Greek Pork Tenderloin from Katie’s Cucina 8. Mama’s Sweet […]

  4. […] Salads: 4. Blueberry Quinoa Salad from Clean and Scentsible 5. Quinoa and Grape Salad from A Place for Us 6. Spicy Marinated Tomatoes from Koko Cooks […]

  5. […] Clean and Scentsible 5. Quinoa and Grape Salad from A Place for Us 6. Spicy Marinated Tomatoes from Koko Cooks Main Course: 7. Grilled Greek Pork Tenderloin from Katie’s Cucina 8. Mama’s Sweet […]

  6. […] Clean and Scentsible 5. Quinoa and Grape Salad from A Place for Us 6. Spicy Marinated Tomatoes from Koko Cooks Main Course: 7. Grilled Greek Pork Tenderloin from Katie’s Cucina 8. Mama’s Sweet […]

  7. […] Blueberry Quinoa Salad from Clean and Scentsible 5. Quinoa and Grape Salad from A Place for Us 6. Spicy Marinated Tomatoes from Kokocooks   Main Course: 7. Grilled Greek Pork Tenderloin from Katie’s Cucina 8. […]

  8. […] Blueberry Quinoa Salad from Clean and Scentsible 5. Quinoa and Grape Salad from A Place for Us 6. Spicy Marinated Tomatoes from Kokocooks Main Course: 7. Grilled Greek Pork Tenderloin from Katie’s Cucina 8. […]

  9. […] Meal three: I’m a strong believer in balance. So after that vegan mac n cheese it’s time for Cuban Picadillo with this weeks red potatoes. Instead of serving this with plain rice I will make an Avocado Cilantro Lime Rice.  To round out the meal use the cherry tomatoes and jalapenos to make a Spicy Marinated Tomatoes. […]

Leave a Comment:

*