Fresh tomato is used to make this light tomato vinaigrette. 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.
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 magazine 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 Make This Summer Tomato Vinaigrette You Will Need:
- tomato, halved and stem removed
- red wine vinegar
- extra light olive oil
- kosher salt and black pepper, to taste
- your favorite salad greens and toppings
Cut the tomato 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 1 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.
Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
For the salad I kept it simple. Mixed greens…
Added some 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 Summer Tomato Vinaigrette recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!
Fresh Tomato Vinaigrette
- 1 medium tomato, halved with stem removed
- 1 tablespoon minced shallot
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 1/4 cup extra light olive oil
- kosher salt and black pepper, to taste
- Grate the tomato (skin side up) on a box-grater that is set into a medium bowl. Discard the tomato skins.
- Add in the minced shallot, red wine vinegar and slowly drizzle in the olive oil while whisking fast.
- Season with kosher salt and black pepper, then chill in the fridge for at least two hours.
- Serve atop of your favorite salad!
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Awesome vinaigrette! I’ve only tried the store bought tomato vinaigrettes so I’m excited to try your recipe. I love making salad dressings but get tired of making the same ones over and over, so this is perfect!
Awesome tomato vinaigrette. I did something like it this weekend, but by accident. heh. Great one.
I love when that happens! 🙂
What an awesome dressing!
I had my eye on this recipe too – I always save so many from my BonAppetit magazine. This looks amazing, Laurie! PS – it’s salad week for our tomato recipe exchange, would love for you to link this!
Thanks Cassie… will do!
After a weekend of a few too many indulgences with my friends, I am CRAVING some fresh summery salads full of veggies. And what a way to top it all off with a homemade tomato vinaigrette! It looks and sounds incredible Laurie! And I’m the same, I can never follow any recipe exactly, I always tweak it somehow!
Wow, this inaigrette looks so incredibly refreshing! And it definitely screams summer!
Hmm – looks and sounds like the perfect summer salad dressing!
How clever. I would never have thought to grate a tomato. I’m always looking for a new salad dressing and this vinaigrette looks wonderful!
girlfriend. i need this in my life!
What an interesting vinaigrette, and really original! I’ll try it asap! Thanks!
What an interesting dressing – I never would have done anything with tomatoes that way. This has to be incredible with the super fresh garden tomatoes!
Great! Very nutritious and yummy! A perfect one to prepare for your family with your favorite fruit of veggie juice. Thanks for the recipe.
Mmmm! I’ve never thought of making a tomato vinaigrette, and now after seeing this recipe I’m craving it! Yum!
That vinaigrette looks like a perfect change from my normal choices!