Perky Parsleyed Tomatoes


  • 4 medium tomatoes
  • 1/8 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons fresh cilantro or parsley, minced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1/2 Tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Cut the tops off the tomatoes, so they will have a straight surface to stand on. Discard the tops.
  2. Cut the tomatoes horizontally into 1/2 inch circles, keeping the tomatoes together.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk the rest of the ingredients together.
  4. Place the tomatoes in a small rimmed baking sheet or a rimmed bowl.
  5. Pour the marinade over the tomatoes to completely cover them.
  6. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least half an hour up to 2-3 hours.