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!
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!
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.
Water – to get the consistency you want!
These are the tools you need to make this homemade salad dressing:
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).
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.
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.
A vinaigrette is made with an oil, vinegar (or acid), and desired flavorings.
Generally vinaigrettes are the healthiest dressings compared to other options.
The exact vinegar will vary with the other flavors that are being used. Red wine vinegar pairs well here with the tomato flavor.
Generally you will use approximately three parts oil to one part vinegar.
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
- 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.