This tomato vinaigrette is quick to blend up and comes out zingy and creamy! It’s a salad dressing that’s an ideal use for a fresh tomato.
Got a fresh, ripe tomato? Let’s make Tomato Vinaigrette! This easy salad dressing recipe is an easy way to use summer tomatoes to add big flavor to a salad. This recipe comes out dreamy, creamy, and zingy: and you only need 4 ingredients (plus salt). Throw it in a blender, then take a taste: you’ll be amazed at the pop of tangy flavor! It’s ideal for summer salads of all kinds.
Use only a ripe fresh tomato for this recipe
It probably goes without saying. But if you’ve ever bought an out-of-season tomato from the grocery store, you know what happens. They’re pink, mealy and tart: not at all what you want from a great tomato!
Use only the best fresh, ripe tomato for this tomato vinaigrette. Summer tomatoes are the best, especially if you find them at a farmers market or in your garden. Another option is hydroponic tomatoes sold at the grocery store: these are tomatoes grown in a greenhouse with water instead of soil. Typically these tomatoes have a better flavor than the standard out-of-season tomato.
Ingredients for tomato vinagirette
Once you’ve promised to use a ripe tomato, there’s not much else you need for this recipe! Throw the following ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth:
- Extra virgin olive oil
- White wine vinegar
- Dijon mustard
You’ll want to remove the cores of the tomato. But leave those beautiful seeds: they add great flavor!
Can you substitute cherry tomatoes?
Only have cherry tomatoes on hand? You can use those for tomato vinaigrette too! We’ve only made this with a large tomato, but cherry or grape tomatoes should work well too. Just measure out ½ cup chopped. Note that the flavor will be slightly different because of the different character of this type of tomato.
Salads to make with tomato vinagirette
This tomato vinaigrette works on many types of salads: just throw it on leafy greens for a tasty throw-together side dish! Or, you can make a more thoughtful composed salad that works as a side or main dish. It’s also great as a drizzle for bowl meals. Here are a few salads we like to use it on:
- Grilled shrimp salad (our top choice!)
- Perfect spinach salad (use plain pecans instead of candied)
- Asparagus salad with feta
- Favorite chopped salad
- Best tossed salad
What else to do with ripe tomatoes?
So many things! Summer means tomato season, and it’s time to make all those tasty salads and pasta recipes! Here are our top fresh tomato recipes:
- Make a big plate of Caprese Salad
- Go for an over-the-top Amazing Tomato Pie
- Whip up Cherry Tomato Pasta with blistered tomatoes
- Make homemade Pico de Gallo
This tomato vinaigrette recipe is…
Vegetarian, vegan, plant-based, dairy-free and gluten-free.Print
This tomato vinaigrette is quick to blend up and comes out zingy and creamy! It’s a perfect use for fresh ripe tomatoes.
- 1 small or ½ medium tomato (4 ounces), about ½ cup roughly chopped
- ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- Category: Dressing
- Method: Blended
- Cuisine: Essentials
Keywords: Tomato vinaigrette