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Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette Recipe


Vinaigrettes are simple to make. This salad dressing gets pizzazz from balsamic and red wine vinegars along with sun-dried tomatoes.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 13 minutes

Yield: about 2/3 cup


  • 2 sun-dried tomato halves
  • 1-1/2 Tablespooons balsamic vinegar
  • 1-1/2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 garlic clove, minced and mashed to a paste with 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh basil leaves, minced


In a saucepan simmer the sun-dried tomatoes in 2 inches of water for 3 minutes, or until they are tender, drain them, and mince them.

In a bowl wisk together the tomatoes, the vinegars, and the garlic paste. Add the olive oil in a stream, whisking, and whisk the vinaigrette until it is emulsified. Stir in the basil.

Yield: about 2/3 cup

Source: Best of Gourmet 1992 (Random House)
Reprinted with permission.

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