Easy Refrigerator Pickled Cherry Tomatoes

Did you know you can pickle tomatoes in the refrigerator? It's super easy and these refrigerator pickled cherry tomatoes are delicious.

Did you know you can pickle tomatoes in the refrigerator? It’s super easy and these refrigerator pickled cherry tomatoes are delicious.

Easy refrigerator pickled cherry tomatoes

There is no special equipment needed when making refrigerator pickles. We don’t can because we aren’t allowed to serve the daycare kids home canned food, so this is an easy way for us to preserve our harvest a little longer without losing out on eating pickles. We can freeze and dehydrate foods too. Check out our frozen roasted tomato sauce, and frozen “Rotel”, yum! 

Oven roasted tomato sauce has a depth of flavor that is unbeatable! Its slow roasted tomato flavor permeates every dish you add it to. Roasting tomatoes brings out a rich sweetness that's hard to describe. Do you have a ton of tomatoes to use up from your garden? 

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Sweet pickled cherry tomatoes

I decided to make this brine a little bit sweet to have a different type of pickle in our refrigerator this fall.  There is no special preparation that needs to happen except to poke some small holes in the cherry tomatoes so they can get the pickling liquid inside. We used a toothpick. You can also make them out of big tomatoes by just dicing them up in large chunks.

Easy Refrigerator Pickled Cherry Tomatoes Taking stems off plate full of cherry tomatoes

               

               

   

Easy Refrigerator Pickled Cherry Tomatoes Poking holes in cherry tomatoes for picklingEasy Refrigerator Pickled Cherry Tomatoes. Jar full of cherry tomatoes to pickleEasy Refrigerator Pickled Cherry Tomatoes. Pickling liquid being poured into jar full of cherry tomatoes to make refrigerated pickled cherry tomatoes

Pickled tomatoes

Easy Refrigerator Pickled Cherry Tomatoes
Prep Time
15 mins
 

Sweet, juicy, tart cherry tomatoes with amazing flavor. Pops in your mouth like a flavor bomb.

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Author: Christina
Ingredients
  • 4 c cherry tomatoes, whatever kind you have
  • 2 1/2 c apple cider vinegar
  • 2 1/2 c water
  • 1/4 c sea salt
  • 2 T raw sugar (white sugar if that's what you have)
  • 2 tsp dried dill
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
Instructions
  1. Make brine by combining sugar, salt, water and vinegar in a pan.

    Cook on medium heat, stirring until salt and sugar are completely dissolved.

    Remove from heat and allow to cool.

    Prepare the tomatoes by poking small holes into each one.

    Place tomatoes in jars.

    Divide garlic cloves between jars.

    Add red and black pepper and dill to the brine and pour into jar until full.

    Place lids on jars tightly.

    Place in refrigerator.

    Pickles are ready in about a week and will last for several months.

Easy Refrigerator Pickled Cherry Tomatoes

More refrigerator pickle recipes:

Cucumber pickles

Pickled okra

Dilly beans

Fermented tomatoes

You can also ferment the tomatoes in a similar way. Click here to see how.

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