Fresh tomatoes are used to make this light tomato vinaigrette. This vinaigrette is fabulous! Drizzle over your favorite leafy green salad and enjoy! 

I love making an bomb vinaigrette. From blackberry to pear and today it’s tomato.

Officially I think this is the last recipe made in our old home. I remember that day perfectly; it was hot and threatening to rain and the only natural light I had was the size of this bowl.

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I was excited to make this salad because it’s been so hot and this salad is cool and crisp and tastes like summer… thanks to the use of fresh to-mah-to of course. I don’t know ’bout you but MAN do I love tomato season!

As awesome as it is, I really wish I could take all the credit for this masterpiece of a recipe but I can’t. I found it in my Bon Appétit mag and was instantly smitten. Tomato grated and spun into a vinaigrette? SIGN ME UP! However, {like usual} I didn’t follow the recipe exactly… we did serve this next to a big thick juicy grilled steak… but I did my own thing when it came to the actual salad part. The vinaigrette stayed the same.

To start you just need a tomato, shallot, red wine vinegar, olive oil and a little s&p.

Cut the tomatoes in half and place a box grater in a bowl.

Remove the stem…

And then grate the tomato, skin side up, until all that remains is the skin.

I then minced up a shallot and threw {about a tablespoon} of that into the grated tomato puree.

Add in the red wine vinegar.

While whisking, slowly drizzle in the light olive oil.

Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

For the salad I kept it simple. Mixed greens…

My favorite veggies… and then tossed it in a little of the tomato vinaigrette. It was so fresh and light and I actually ate more salad than steak… a first for me!

Enjoy! And if you give this Tomato Vinaigrette recipe a try, let me know by snapping a photo and tagging me on twitter or instagram!

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Fresh Tomato Vinaigrette
Yield: 1 cup

Fresh Tomato Vinaigrette

Fresh tomato makes this a delicious summery vinaigrette!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes


  • 1 medium fresh tomato, halved and stem removed
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra light olive oil
  • kosher salt and black pepper, to taste
  • mixed salad greens


  1. Grate the tomato (skin side up) on a box-grater that is set into a medium bowl. Discard the tomato skins.
  2. Add in the minced shallot, red wine vinegar and slowly drizzle in the olive oil while whisking fast.
  3. Season with kosher salt and black pepper, then chill in the fridge for at least two hours.
  4. Serve atop of your favorite salad!
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