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Quick "Stewed" Tomatoes

Halving some of the tomatoes gives this side a range of textures.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, October 2007


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 celery stalks, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 2 pints grape or cherry tomatoes, 1 pint halved
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil


  1. In a large saucepan, heat butter over medium. Add celery, onion, and 1/2 cup water; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until water has evaporated and celery is tender, 7 to 10 minutes.

  2. Add tomatoes; cook until tomatoes are soft and juicy, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in basil; season with salt and pepper.


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