Tomato shallot vinaigrette

    25 min

    This salad dressing is packed with fresh tomatoes, shallots and herbs. Delicious poured over a green salad and served with barbecued chicken. It also works well as a dressing for pasta salad.

    2 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 60ml red wine vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons red wine (optional)
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon white sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    • 235ml olive oil
    • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh marjoram
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon
    • 3 shallots, minced
    • 180g tomatoes, diced

    Prep:25min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Pour vinegar and wine into a glass bowl. Whisk in salt, sugar and pepper until the sugar has dissolved. Slowly pour the olive oil into the bowl while whisking rapidly to blend together. Stir in garlic, thyme, marjoram, basil and tarragon; fold in shallots and tomatoes. Store in the fridge until serving.

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    Didn't have marjoram, didn't have tarragon (don't care for either anyway), but that didn't detract from this at all. I liked this alot; Hubs thought just ok. I did include the wine (a Cabernet) and used this vinaigrette to dress a simple salad of Romaine lettuce and fresh garlic croutons.  -  29 Jan 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is a great recipe for salad dressing. I put it in the food processor to blend the flavors and I used dried herbs instead of fresh but it still turned out really good. My husband is extrememly picky about salad dressings and he actually liked it a lot! Thanks for sharing this.  -  30 Jun 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Awesome. I didn't drain the tomatoes. It wasn't quite tart enough. I added a bit more vinegar and juice from half a lime. I could just drink the dressing. I think it will be a GREAT marinade, too, Especially for fish or chicken!  -  30 May 2014  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)