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Sundried Tomato Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

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Homemade Sundried Tomato Vinaigrette Salad Dressing is a delicious Italian dressing recipe. Perfect for a salad or used as a condiment sauce.
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This flavorful Sundried Tomato Vinaigrette Salad Dressing is a perfect Italian salad dressing. It will bring tons of flavor to your salad and can also be used as a sauce or addition to other foods!

A spoon scooping some Sundried Tomato Vinaigrette Salad Dressing out of a white dish surrounded by lettuce.

Why You Will Love This Recipe

Sun-dried tomato vinaigrette is a delicious and flavorful salad dressing that adds a rich and tangy dimension to your salads.

I love to use it in my Italian Chopped Salad!

Sun-dried tomato vinaigrette adds a burst of umami and depth to your salads, making it a popular choice for those who enjoy a robust and zesty dressing.

You can also use it like a sauce or condiment to bring some bold flavor. I like to serve it with Italian charcuterie!

Ingredients

Sun-Dried Tomatoes – You’ll need sun-dried tomatoes, either the dry-packed or oil-packed variety. If using the dry-packed kind, rehydrate them by soaking in hot water for about 10-15 minutes.

Olive Oil – High-quality extra virgin olive oil is preferred.

Red Wine Vinegar – For acidity and tang.

Garlic – Fresh minced garlic or garlic powder can be used for a subtle kick of flavor.

Salt

Black Pepper

Water – to get the consistency you want!

Sundried Tomato Vinaigrette Salad Dressing in a small glass jar surrounded by arugula.

Equipment

These are the tools you need to make this homemade salad dressing:

Blender

Measuring Cups

Measuring Spoons

Spatula

Instruction Overview

Rehydrate your sun-dried tomatoes if you have the dry kind. You can do this per package directions, or soak them in hot water for 10-15 minutes.

Add your ingredients to a blender.

Blend well and taste. Adjust seasonings as desired for your preference.

Store in an airtight container for up to two weeks in the refrigerator.

The oil will solidify in the refrigerator, so simply leave out at room temperature briefly before using, or heat in a microwave (you only need a few seconds).

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Modifications and Substitutions

You can customize the vinaigrette by adding other ingredients such as grated Parmesan cheese, pine nuts, or fresh herbs like basil or parsley.

Adjust the sweetness and acidity to your liking by adding honey or more vinegar.

Kim’s Tips

This vinaigrette can be used not only on salads but also as a dipping sauce for bread or a marinade for grilled vegetables or proteins.

It’s advisable to use high-quality sun-dried tomatoes and olive oil for the best flavor.

FAQs

What is basic vinaigrette made of?

A vinaigrette is made with an oil, vinegar (or acid), and desired flavorings.

Is vinaigrette a healthy dressing?

Generally vinaigrettes are the healthiest dressings compared to other options.

What kind of vinegar is best for salad dressing?

The exact vinegar will vary with the other flavors that are being used. Red wine vinegar pairs well here with the tomato flavor.

What is the formula for vinaigrette dressing?

Generally you will use approximately three parts oil to one part vinegar.

What goes well with sundried tomatoes?

Sundried tomatoes taste great with Mediterranean and Italian flavors such as cheeses, olives, artichokes, chicken, and fish.

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Sundried Tomato Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

Homemade Sundried Tomato Vinaigrette Salad Dressing is a delicious Italian dressing recipe. Perfect for a salad or used as a condiment sauce.
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Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: 30 Min or Less, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 16 Tablespoons (about 1 cup)
Calories: 54kcal

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup sundried tomatoes ideally packed in oil
  • 1 Tablespoon sundried tomato oil oil from the jar, or swap for olive oil
  • 6 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 6 Tablespoons water
  • teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients into a blender.
  • Blend on high until oil is imulsified into the dressing and it is well combined.
  • Season to taste as desired with vinegar, salt, and black pepper.

Notes

This dressing is best if used within one week. Store in the refrigerator. Whisk to recombine before using.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Tablespoon | Calories: 54kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 0.3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 76mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 27IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.2mg
By on October 14th, 2023

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Kim has grown up with a passion for cooking good food! You can find her in the kitchen experimenting with new recipes, making dog treats, and eating Italian food!

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