In oil tomatoes: how to prepare the conserve in a few simple steps!

Total time: 45 min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 4-6
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Looking for a simple and delicious recipe to impress your friends and family? Look no further than In Oil Tomatoes! This easy recipe involves filling jars with ripe cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic, and seasoning, then topping it all off with high-quality olive oil. After just a few days of marinating in the fridge, these flavorful tomatoes are ready to be served with crusty bread for a delightful appetizer or side dish, or even as a sauce for chicken or fish. These flavorful In Oil Tomatoes have the perfect balance of sweetness and acidity, making them a delicious addition to any savory dish. Get ready to wow your guests with this tasty treat!

In Oil Tomatoes Variations

If you prefer, you can also use roasted tomatoes.

Prepare the tomatoes by cutting them in half and arrange on the pan covered with parchment paper. Sprinkle with the basil, olive oil, and garlic. Roast until caramelized, then continue to bottle according to recipe instructions.


For optimal flavor, make sure to choose tomatoes that are at their ripest and preferably vine-ripened. Use a smaller variety like cherry tomatoes.

To infuse more flavor into the oil by adding other fresh herbs to the glass jar when bottling the confit. Rosemary, thyme, or oregano all work well.

Make sure to use fresh herbs, dried herbs might become bitter.

Add crushed red pepper flakes for a touch of heat. If you want a fruitier taste, add a bit of lemon or orange zest to the oil.

How to Store In Oil Tomatoes

Store the jar with the tomatoes in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. As you take out the tomatoes, top the jar up with more olive oil if necessary.

What To Serve With In Oil Tomatoes

There are so many tasty ways to enjoy these tomatoes!

Add to your favorite pasta dish.

Serve with grilled meat, chicken, or fish.

Add to a chicken salad.

Serve on sandwiches or freshly baked bread.

Can I Make It Ahead of Time?

This recipe is perfect for making ahead of time. Store the jars in the fridge, allowing them to come to room temperature before serving.

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Cherry tomatoes
Fresh basil
White wine vinegar
Extra virgin olive oil
2 glass jars


Cut several garlic cloves into thin slices. Place in two glass jars.

Add fresh basil leaves, salt, oregano, a splash of white wine vinegar, and olive oil.

Cut some of the cherry tomatoes in half, while leaving the rest whole.

Place the tomatoes in the jars, then add more garlic, fresh basil, salt, and oregano, and fill with olive oil.

Place the jars in a pot of water, cover, and boil the jars for 30 minutes to seal.

Serve with bread.


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