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This summery recipe for Tomato Vinaigrette is delicious on salads, or spooned over fish or chicken, or even used as a marinade for grilling!  #tomatovinaigrette

Tomato Vinaigrette

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  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine | Feasting at Home
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x
  • Category: dressings, condiments, marinades
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This summery Tomato Vinaigrette recipe is delicious on salads, spooned over fish or chicken, or even used as a marinade for grilling! Made with simple ingredients, it is slightly sweet, tangy, and full of tomato flavor! Vegan!


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup ripe cherry or grape tomatoes ( yellow or red)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar or sherry vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup or honey
  • 2 tablespoons shallot (if roasting the shallot, double)
  • 12 garlic cloves
  • 10 basil leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Place the tomatoes in a dry skillet and lightly char or blister over medium-high heat, partially covering-stirring occasionally, just until softened and blackened in spots, about 7-8 minutes. Take care that they do not pop – this can burn! You can partially cover with a lid,  and if they start popping turn the heat off. (See notes for alternatives.)
  2. Place charred tomatoes, oil, vinegar, maple, shallots, garlic, and basil in a blender and blend until combined (but not overly smooth).
  3. Add a bit more olive oil or water for a looser dressing and adjust the salt/vinegar accordingly.
  4. Jar and Refrigerate.

Notes

Roast the tomatoes with the oil, garlic and shallots (doubling the shallot) in a 400F oven until collapsing. Check at 20 minutes, then check every 5 -10 minutes.  (Roasting the shallots and garlic will mellow out their “punch” so I’ll often add more.)

Grill the tomatoes until all sides are lightly charred and the tomatoes have softened.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
  • Calories: 71
  • Sugar: 1.7 g
  • Sodium: 74.7 mg
  • Fat: 7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 2.5 g
  • Fiber: 0.3 g
  • Protein: 0.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg