When you're looking for a light vegetarian side dish or a delicious way to dress up your favorite pasta, these cherry tomatoes with pine nuts will add bursts of flavor to your meal. Juicy cherry tomatoes cook in olive oil with garlic and crunchy pine nuts, while balsamic, red wine vinegar and fresh basil help cut through those strong flavors.
This simple recipe takes about 15 minutes from start to finish. It's best prepared in the summer, when cherry tomatoes are at their peak — as early as May and continuing until October — but is delicious to make all year. In true Italian fashion, the simplicity of the dish really allows the ingredients to shine through. Serve it over spaghetti or linguini.