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cherry tomatoes and pancetta side dish

Let’s enjoy together the sweet acidity of the baby cherry tomatoes, the salty, savory pancetta fat, and flavors of the garlic and onion. This side dish/ appetizer is incredibly tasty and appetite stimulant. Absolutely a great addition to your dinner parties as well as friends and family gatherings.

Servings: for 6 people

Preparation time:  10 min

Cooking time: 25 mins


  • 1/2 pound pancetta, diced
  • 1/2 small yellow onion, diced (about 3/4 cup)
  • 6 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoons fine sea salt, divided, plus more to taste
  • 2 pounds cherry tomatoes
  • Toasted country bread,
  • for serving Fresh ricotta cheese


Over medium heat, Cook pancetta in a large frying pan, stir to avoid sticking, until fat is rendered, for 10 minutes.

Add onion, garlic, and 1/4 teaspoon salt, and cook, keep stirring  , for about 5 minutes.

Once the onion is translucent, Add tomatoes and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and cook, toss and shake the pan to coat tomatoes in pancetta fat, until tomatoes outbreak, about 8 minutes.

Once the juices and fat emulsify turn off the heat. Season to taste .

Spread toast with ricotta, and Garnish with tomato mixture. Serve immediately; warm and fresh

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