August 24th, 2015

Tomato Basil Vinaigrette (Market Monday)

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It’s that time of year where I’ve got an abundance of tomatoes coming from my garden. And as much as I love them, I really appreciate new ways to use them, like this Tomato Basil Vinaigrette. I’ve also got tons of basil coming from my garden right now, which makes me love this recipe even more!


I also love that you can use pretty much any variety of tomato in this vinaigrette (don’t worry about chopping cherry tomatoes beforehand). And it’s a great way to use tomatoes that are a little too ripe to eat, but still good. This vinaigrette is fabulous on a green salad, but it’s also a great dressing for a pasta salad, and a wonderful topping for grilled chicken.

Also, be sure to check out my post on Choosing and Storing Tomatoes for some great tips on getting those most from all those fresh summer tomatoes.

Tomato Basil Vinaigrette

Tomato Basil Vinaigrette

Preparation 10 Total Time 0:00


  • 1 cup chopped, seeded tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Add tomatoes, basil, vinegars, mustard, garlic and 1/2 cup olive oil to a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. With the machine running, gradually pour in the remaining 1/2 cup olive oil until well blended. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Refrigerate. Bring to room temperature before using.
 Who Dished It Up First: Adapted from Epicurious


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  1. This sounds like a fantastic salad dressing! I’m definitely going to give it a try with some of my late summer tomatoes.

  2. Great Idea for using up tomatoes!


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