21 Paleo Cherry Tomato Dishes

By Jess

Cherry Tomatoes are a great way to add flavor and veggie-good nutrition to your salads, pasta dishes, meat dishes, and more. They’re easier than larger tomatoes because you can slice them in half without losing much juice, and they’re sweet! Check out these paleo cherry tomato recipes.

Cherry tomatoes are bursting with goodness, and this list of recipes gave me lots of ways to prepare them and feature them in my Paleo cooking.

1. Lemony Pepper Kale Omelet
This omelet is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner, and it’s got so much flavor that it really is the perfect thing to wake you up in the morning and fuel you for the day. Make it with coconut oil, garlic, kale, cherry tomatoes, green onion, eggs, fresh basil, pepper, and lemon.

Creamy Spiralized Rutabaga With Cherry Tomatoes
Photo: Inspiralized

2. Creamy Spiralized Rutabaga With Cherry Tomatoes
Looking for a pasta-like dish? Look no further than this pasta-free spiralized rutabaga meal with garlicky creamed cashew sauce, nutritional yeast, olive oil, shallots, veggie broth, and cherry tomatoes roasted until they burst, blister, and get all delicious.

3. Peach, Arugula, and Tomato Salad With Honey Dressing
The sweet and savory flavors in this salad, with a combination of spicy arugula, sweet peaches, crunchy red onion, and savory cherry tomatoes, will have you wanting it every day for lunch with a silky-smooth honey and olive oil dressing. Leave out the bleu cheese.

4. Ultimate Grilled Chicken greek Salad With Lemon, Mint, and Turmeric
The dressing on this Greek salad is hugely flavorful with lots of lemon and herbs, and the salad itself is made with a variety of vegetables like grilled eggplant, red pepper, cherry tomatoes, red onion, and English cucumber. Add grilled chicken and you’ve got a complete meal.

5. Paleo Creamy Basil and Tomato Chicken
I love a good one-pot meal, and the creamier, the better—it’s the ultimate comfort food. This dish is healthy and hearty with sunflower seeds, nutritional yeast, coconut milk, arrowroot powder, cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, yellow onion, and chicken.

Roasted Cherry Tomato Sauce With Shrimp
Photo: A Whole New Twist

6. Roasted Cherry Tomato Sauce With Shrimp
Did you notice about this recipe is for tomato sauce with shrimp instead of shrimp with tomato sauce? That’s because this recipe is all about the sauce, and the cherry tomatoes steal the show with garlic, balsamic vinegar, grass-fed butter, olive oil, and white wine.

7. Cherry Tomato and Garlic Confit With Thyme
I hesitate to call this confit a condiment because I think it’s almost too good for that name, but that’s really what it is. Serve it as a chunky “sauce” on eggs, fish, sandwiches, or just about any other savory dish you can think of—even as a snack with paleo bread.

8. Cherry Tomato and Basil Quiche
This quiche is full of sophisticated Mediterranean flavors with garlic, fresh basil, cherry tomatoes, sea salt, and freshly ground black pepper. The eggs are obviously the main protein here, but if you want, you can also add some optional almond cheese to the mix.

9. Tex Mex Cherry Tomato Sauce
The cojita cheese is optional here so you can leave it out for strict paleo, but you won’t even miss it with the delicious flavors of the other ingredients, like cherry tomatoes, coconut sugar, sherry vinegar, ground cumin, olive oil, cucumbers, red onion, and sea salt.

 Grilled Shrimp Over Zoodles With Pistachio Pesto
Photo: The Toasted Pine Nut

10. Grilled Shrimp Over Zoodles With Pistachio Pesto
Pistachio pesto is a fun twist on the traditional version. This one is made with basil, hemp seeds, garlic, and lemon, and served with shrimp and spiralized zucchini along with cherry tomatoes and avocado for a delicious and healthy salad with protein and veggies.

11. Balsamic Grilled Chicken With Avocado Cherry Tomato Salad
This balsamic grilled chicken is garlicky and delicious with olive oil, sea salt, and balsamic vinegar. Serve it with an awesome salad of cherry tomatoes, avocado, fresh basil, garlic, shallots, olive oil, pepper, and more balsamic vinegar. Bring on the umami!

12. Zoodle Rosa
This zoodle pasta has everything: mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, spinach, marinara sauce, fresh basil—you name it. It has a garlicky flavor, and you can choose whether to top it with parmesan cheese or leave it dairy-free. This is a veggie-rich, filling dinner!

13. Garlic and Rosemary Slow Roasted Tomatoes
When I have a lot of fresh produce, roasting is my go-to preparation. That goes double when I’ve got cherry tomatoes, because these guys roast down into a delicious, sweet and savory mess of tomatoes, garlic, rosemary, olive oil, and kosher salt perfect for topping salads or pastas, or just eating on their own!

Green Chopped Salad With Balsamic-Grilled Cherry Tomatoes
Photo: The Iron You

14. Green Chopped Salad With Balsamic-Grilled Cherry Tomatoes
These cherry tomatoes are skewered with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, garlic, thyme, and herbs—and they’re absolutely amazing. Serve them with this nutritious salad of romaine lettuce, spinach, cucumber, fresh basil, avocados, scallions, and almonds. So tasty.

15. Easy Fish and Vegetables Skillet
I get easily excited about recipes that have both “easy” and “skillet” in the name. I love skillet dinners because there’s not much to clean up, and because they’re usually saucy and delicious like this one with eggplant, tuna, maple syrup, cherry tomatoes, basil, and more.

16. Burst Tomato and Pesto Baked Spaghetti Squash
I love keeping whole spaghetti squashes on hand for when I need an easy “pasta” dinner. This one is a great recipe with fresh basil and pine nuts, garlic, cherry tomatoes, olive oil, real salt, pepper, and of course, the start ingredient—spaghetti squash!

17. Zucchini Noodles With Caper Olive Sauce and Fresh Tomatoes
This elegant dinner is made with garlic, capers, red pepper flakes, kalamata olives, olive oil, cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, lemon, and zucchini. The combinat

Zucchini Noodles With Pesto
Photo: Feisty Veggies

18. Zucchini Noodles With Pesto
Sometimes simplicity makes the best meal. That’s the case with this zucchini pesto dish, that’s part salad, part pasta. Add pine nuts, garlic, fresh basil, olive oil, a handful of cherry tomatoes, and if you eat diary (it’s totally optional) some mozzarella balls would be great.

19. Rosemary Garlic Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
This simple roasted salad needs just cherry tomatoes (an assortment of colors creates the prettiest final product), sea salt, olive oil, peeled and sliced garlic, and roughly chopped fresh rosemary. Serve on salad, pasta, fish, chicken, or anything else you like.

20. Roasted Pesto Portobellos
Here’s a hand-held dish that’s as fun to eat as it is delicious and easy to make. The pesto is made with basil and baby spinach with garlic, almonds, and olive oil, and it’s scooped into hearty Portobello mushroom caps and topped with sliced cherry tomatoes.

21. Bacon Guacamole
Yes, you read that right. Guac is the best dip (everyone knows that) and bacon is the best ingredient, so why not combine them? This recipe does, along with cherry tomatoes, garlic, lime juice, sea salt, and freshly ground pepper. Eat with chips, veggies, or anything else.


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