Tomato Vinaigrette

This easy Tomato Vinaigrette is super flavorful and so versatile.  Use it on omelettes, pasta, steak, grilled fish or roasted vegetables like zucchini and eggplant.

Tomato Vinaigrette - Simply Fresh Dinners

I saw this recipe on Epicurious and knew I had to make it!  Garden tomatoes are going to be ready soon and this easy dish is a wonderful way to make the most of their fantastic flavor.

Cherry tomatoes from farmers' market in a vinaigrette

You can use basil instead of chives if that is your preference and, depending on the acidity of your tomatoes, you may want to cut back on the vinegar a wee bit. And hey – using balsamic instead of red wine vinegar could be interesting! As always, taste as you go!  Roasting the tomatoes is always a fun alternative as well.    There are so many ways to change a recipe up and make it your own.

Tomatoes in a red wine vinaigrette with fresh chives

What are you doing with your tomatoes this summer?  Tag me on Instagram, @simplyfreshdinners #simplyfreshdinners so I can have a peek into your kitchen!

Tomatoes are a favorite ingredient in my house.  Check out my other fun dishes using this healthy ingredient:

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Cherry Tomato Vinaigrette

This easy Tomato Vinaigrette is super flavorful and so versatile.  Use it on omelettes, pasta, steak, grilled fish or roasted vegetables like zucchini and eggplant.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword tomato vinaigrette
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 115 kcal
Author Epicurious

Ingredients

  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 shallot finely chopped (add more if desired)
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar (or try balsamic)
  • kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped (or use basil or parsley

Instructions

  1. Cut half of cherry tomatoes in half. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add shallot and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 4 minutes.
  2. Add halved and whole tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, until beginning to release juices, 4-6 minutes. Mash some of tomatoes with a spoon.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon vinegar and remaining 2 tablespoons oil; season with salt and pepper. Serve warm or room temperature; add chives just before serving.
  4. DO AHEAD: Vinaigrette can be made (without chives) 2 days ahead. Cover and chill. Bring to room temperature and stir in chives.
Nutrition Facts
Cherry Tomato Vinaigrette
Amount Per Serving
Calories 115 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 13mg 1%
Potassium 257mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Sugars 3g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 13.5%
Vitamin C 34.3%
Calcium 1.3%
Iron 4.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This easy and delicious tomato vinaigrette is delicious on pasta, chicken, omelettes grilled fish and more! #tomatovinaigrette #healthysides #simplyfreshdiners #pasta

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    John / Kitchen Riffs
    July 25, 2018 at 9:44 am

    Perfect summer recipe! And I’d probably opt for basil — our basil plants are huge this year — the size of small shrubs. Can’t. Keep. Up. 🙂 This looks terrific — thanks.
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