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Cherry Tomatoes in Garlic Olive Oil Sauce

This dish is ridiculously easy to make and always delicious. During the summer, I make this dish so often, serving it with a nice, crusty baguette. It also makes a nice topping for cream cheese on a cracker. Here, I introduce two versions of the dish and I hope you will get to try both.

Vegan option

This is a vegan dish

Equipment: Izakaya Nabe


2 - 3 as a small dish


  • 3 – 4 tablespoons very high quality extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly esliced
  • 10 oz (300 g) cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • (Ver. 1) Chopped herbs, such as basil or parsley
  • (Ver. 2) 1 teaspoon garam masala


  1. Pour the olive oil in the donabe. Add the garlic, cherry tomatoes, and sea salt. Stir.
  2. Set over medium-low heat and cook until some of the tomatoes start to blister.
  3. Remove from the heat and add the herbs or garam masala, stir.

I love soaking toasted bread in the sauce. It’s so good.


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