Sounds a bit odd, doesn’t it? But let me tell you. I was mind-blown! This is so good, and it got my older daughter hooked on snacking on cherry tomatoes, which says a whole lot in itself. This recipe is very special to me, be sure to read the story below!
- Cherry tomatoes
- Fresh mint leaves, extra-finely diced
- Raw sugar
- Olive oil
This is a very interesting combination of flavors and although it was prepared as a special snack for me one afternoon when my dad was visiting just a couple of months ago, I haven’t really decided WHAT I could pair this with as a side dish. They are just so good on their own, they need nothing else! I would label these fun-tasting guys as a fancy appetizer of sorts to impress your guests, but truth be told their ability to be nothing but a random snack in the middle of the afternoon makes them gold!
Begin by chopping the fresh mint leaves, use as much as you wish, but take a look at the picture…there’s actually a lot of mint there! Chop as finely as possible, both for subtle yet maximized flavor, as well as for the visual effect! Add the chopped mint to the washed tomatoes (if necessary, greens removed) Next, add as much raw sugar as you are comfortable with, and then throw in some more. Trust me, it does its own kind of magic!
Finish it all off with a dash of salt and a drizzle of olive oil, and toss up! What a treat! My parents were here for the girls’ Fall Break a couple of months ago, and even though we travelled a lot and ate out most of the time – see my Instagram stories for some of that! – it was quite lovely to have some special moments with them here in our tiny kitchen. My dad insisted on preparing this special recipe for me during his stay since he had loved it so much when someone else introduced him to it. And now here I am sharing it on with all you guys so you can shake things up a bit! Have fun with it!