How to cook delicious salted tomatoes

How to cook delicious salted tomatoes

How to cook delicious salted tomatoes

August 7, 2017

Likbez Food

Spend half an hour, wait a couple of days (or even less) – and salted tomatoes with horseradish or garlic and herbs, in brine or in their own juice will be ready.
Photo by Nastya Raduzhnaya

Nastya Raduzhnaya

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How to cook delicious salted tomatoes


General recommendations

  1. Choose firm tomatoes that are about the same size. Perfect “lady’s finger”, “Adam’s apple” and other varieties with small fruits and dense pulp.
  2. Tomatoes pickle longer than cucumbers. To speed up the process, pierce them with a toothpick in several places. This is necessary if the recipe does not cut off the caps and does not make other cuts.
  3. It is convenient to salt the tomatoes in a wide saucepan. If you put the fruits on the bottom in one layer, they will not wrinkle, as when taken out of a jar.
  4. Store lightly salted tomatoes in the refrigerator, otherwise they will quickly turn sour and moldy. Especially in the heat.

Salted tomatoes in a bag

In the package, tomatoes are salted in their own juice, so cuts on vegetables are a must. This method of salting takes 2-3 days. But if you add apple cider vinegar or lemon juice, the process will go faster.


  • 1 kg of tomatoes;
  • 1 tablespoon of salt;
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar;
  • 4 cloves of garlic;
  • 1 bunch of dill.


Wash and dry the tomatoes. Cut out the stems from them, and on the reverse side make shallow cruciform cuts. Place the tomatoes in a clean plastic bag. Add salt, sugar, chopped garlic and herbs to them. In addition to dill, you can use parsley or basil.

Seal the bag tightly and shake gently to mix all the ingredients well. To ensure that the juice does not leak out, put the vegetables in a saucepan or put another bag on them.

Store tomatoes at room temperature for 2-3 days. When salted, transfer to a container and refrigerate.

Salted tomatoes with horseradish

Tomatoes can be poured with both hot and cold brine. In the first case, salting will be faster: you can try it in a couple of days. In the second, you will have to wait 3-4 days. But the tomatoes will be denser: they look fresh, and in the middle they are marinated.


  • 1 kg of tomatoes;
  • 1 ½ liters of water;
  • 3 tablespoons of salt;
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar;
  • 1 head of garlic;
  • 1 horseradish root and leaf;
  • 2-3 bay leaves;
  • 5-7 black peppercorns;
  • 3-5 sprigs of dill.


Wash vegetables and herbs. Poke holes in each tomato with a fork or toothpick. Put dill sprigs, horseradish leaves, peeled garlic and tomatoes on the bottom of the pan.

Make a brine: dissolve salt and sugar in water, add bay leaf, peppercorns and horseradish root, cut into circles. Boil. Pour the hot brine over the tomatoes, cover and let them pickle for 2-3 days at room temperature. Then put the snack in the refrigerator.

As an option: you can pour chilled brine over the tomatoes, and put more currant leaves on the bottom of the pan.

Salted tomatoes with garlic and herbs

An easy-to-prepare and very savory appetizer that is not ashamed to serve. The combination of red and green looks spectacular. You can try it in a day and a half. But the longer the tomatoes are salted, the richer the taste.


  • 10 tomatoes;
  • 1 liter of water;
  • 6-7 garlic cloves;
  • 2 tablespoons of salt;
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar;
  • 1 bunch dill and parsley.


Finely chop the herbs and garlic. The latter can be grated on a fine grater. Stir.

Cut the washed and dried tomatoes crosswise to about the middle. Distribute the greens and garlic filling between the resulting slices. Place stuffed tomatoes in a bowl.

Dissolve salt and sugar in water and pour tomatoes with this brine. Cover them with a large plate and place oppression on top, such as a jar of water. Keep 1-1.5 days in a warm place, and then put in the refrigerator.

And here is a variation of this recipe, where lemon juice is used instead of brine. Thanks to this, tomatoes are salted faster: you can eat after 5 hours.

If you have your own recipe for salted tomatoes, be sure to share it in the comments.

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