We're going back to basics with tomato vinaigrette, one of my favorite easy salad dressing recipes! You'll never return to store-bought vinaigrettes once you've tried homemade. You'll end up with a dressing that tastes far better than store-bought after combining a few basic components.
What does tomato vinaigrette taste like?
Tomato Vinaigrette Dressing is a delicate and tangy dressing that you can use to dress almost every green salad. Or if you really want to have fun, marinate your choice of meat with it!
What tomatoes work best for this vinaigrette?
This recipe calls for heirloom tomatoes. I use heirloom tomatoes because they are unique, and although taste is personal, heirlooms are often thought to have a superior flavor to hybrid tomato species.
What does sherry vinegar taste like?
Sherry vinegar (a Spanish vinegar) is prepared by fermenting sherry wine, filtering it, and packaging it.
It has a rounder flavor than red and white wine vinegar, with less acidity and faint caramel undertones. As a result, it's an excellent all-purpose vinegar.
What is the best oil to use for this tomato vinaigrette?
For this recipe I use olive oil. There's a reason why everyone's go-to oil is a go-to. Extra-virgin olive oil with lots of flavors is the way to go.
How long does this tomato vinaigrette stay good?
Since this vinaigrette is made with tomatoes, it will not hold as long as a balsamic vinaigrette will.
Around my house, we typically don't make it past the first day today and a half before it is gone, but I recommend only keeping it for up to 2 weeks. That's as long as it is stored in an airtight container in the fridge!
How long does it take to make tomato vinaigrette?
This recipe only takes 5 minutes. It does not get any better than that! You have to mix all of the ingredients, season, and you are done!
This incredibly delicious easy salad dressing is inspired by my friend Amber Balakian's recipe using her family's blended heirloom tomatoes. Check them out!
Heirloom Tomato Vinaigrette
- 1 shallot minced
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 2 oz sherry vinegar
- 2 oz olive oil
- ½ teaspoon organic cane or palm sugar
- 8 0z heirloom tomatoes, blended or 1 jar Balakian Farms Organic Blended Tomatoes
- Sea salt & fresh cracked black pepper
- Whisk all the ingredients together in a bowl, check for seasoning. Add more salt and pepper if needed.
- Serve and enjoy!
- Store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks, tightly sealed.
Check out some other delicious heirloom tomato recipes here:
Mary Fran Wiley's gluten-free Panzanella salad comes together quickly and showcases late-summer veggies. It's simple to double or triple the recipe, and it's a terrific way to use up leftover bread slices!
This Heirloom Tomato Salad is bursting with summer's bright, fresh aromas! It's simple to make and a wonderful crowd-pleaser.
Succulent tomatoes, luscious peaches, and fresh mozzarella combine with basil and white balsamic vinegar for a genuinely fantastic Southern-inspired take on Caprese salad.
Frequently Asked Questions about Vinaigrette:
Vinaigrette is a dressing or marinade typically made from oil and acidic ingredients. Olive oil is commonly used. However, you can use any oil. The acidic component is normally citrus juice or vinegar (thus the name): balsamic, rice, wine, white, red, apple cider, and other kinds of vinegar.
You can use vinaigrette for a variety of yummy treats. Vinaigrette can be used as a base when building various dips. You can also drizzle vinaigrette over roasted veggies, salads, or even meat!
When it comes to the flavors, it all depends on your tastebuds. However, a vinaigrette is the healthiest salad dressing, but Caesar, ranch, or anything containing the adjective "creamy" is the unhealthiest.
Yes, a vinaigrette needs to be made with vinegar. Vinegar (along with oil) is what makes a vinaigrette a vinaigrette.