Spicy Charred Vine Tomatoes with Garlic

Spicy Charred Vine Tomatoes with Garlic

Yield 4 servings


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ripe baby tomatoes on the vine
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Pinch of salt and pepper


Heat a well-seasoned 12-inch cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat until smoking, about 5 minutes. In a medium bowl, gently toss the tomatoes in the olive oil to evenly coat. Add the olive oil, tomatoes, garlic and red pepper.

Cook 2 minutes, add the sliced garlic and red pepper flakes and turn the tomatoes over to char the other side. Cook an additional 2 to 3 minutes until lightly charred and about to burst.

Remove from the heat and season with salt and pepper. Serve with grilled bread.