This Smoked Tomato Vinaigrette comes together with just a few ingredients and in only a few minutes using a blender or food processor! It’s the perfect addition to any salad or veggies.
Summer time is the perfect excuse to make a ton of vegetables and enjoy with delicious and fresh homemade salad dressings! With tomatoes in season and at their peak, you will absolutely love this tomato based dressing that tastes like summer in a jar.
Salad is one of these foods that can get boring really fast if you don’t change things up. As a nutritionist, I am always helping my clients to make delicious and healthy recipes that keep things interesting in the kitchen and with the taste buds! I can tell you that I have happily eaten salad everyday for years (I can’t really think of many days I skipped it), and I can never get tired of it. Mainly because I always switch it up, change my dressings or the “theme” of the salad.
This easy Smoked Tomato Vinaigrette is one that can stay fresh in the fridge for a few weeks, and can go on ANYTHING!! I actually have it as a dressing to my popular Grilled Sweet Potato Salad. A fun summer side dish that is fantastic to serve to guests, but also a great dish to bring to a potluck.
You’ll love how easy this dressing is to make!
How to make Smoked Tomato Vinaigrette:
This dressing comes together so easily with the following ingredients:
- Apple Cider Vinegar (or red wine vinegar)
- Vine ripened tomatoes
- Liquid smoke
- Avocado oil
- Garlic clove
- Sea salt
- Black pepper
Place the vinegar, tomatoes, liquid smoke, garlic, salt, and pepper into a food processor or blender. Blend, and while motor is running, pour in the oil.
Continue to blend until smooth and serve!!
What is Liquid smoke?
Liquid smoke is actually made from smoking wood chips! A liquid is created once the smoke is captured and condensed. Liquid smoke adds a fun flavoring to so many dishes to give it a “mesquite” and smoky flavor. I love using it for homemade barbecue sauces and so much more!
It’s perfectly safe to eat, just look for a brand that doesn’t add in unnecessary ingredients. I use Wright’s brand that only contains smoke and water. You can find it in the condiment section of grocery stores.
Serving and Storing:
Smoked Tomato Vinaigrette tastes delicious on so many salads! My favorite is just with arugula, cucumber, pepperoncinis, onions, avocado, marinated artichoke hearts, and nuts. You can easily serve with my Cucumber Tomato Salad or Roasted Beet Salad. This is also the dressing I use on my Grilled Sweet Potato Salad!
Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. This dressing holds up well and is so nice to have on hand during the summer.
Smoked Tomato Vinaigrette
10 minutes, just a handful of ingredients and a food processor or blender is all you need to make this delicious Smoked Tomato Vinaigrette! Delicious, healthy, and so easy.
- ½ cup apple cider vinegar
- 2 medium size vine ripened tomatoes cut into quarters
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 2 tsp liquid smoke*
- ¾ cup avocado or olive oil
- 1/2 tsp salt + more to taste
- 1/3 tsp black pepper + more to taste
Begin by placing tomato, vinegar, garlic, and liquid smoke into a high powered blender or food processor. Blend for about 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until dressing begins to get smooth.
While motor is running, slowly pour in oil. Sprinkle in salt and pepper. Continue to blend until no chunks of tomato remain.
Taste and adjust to add more salt or pepper (if needed).
Serve over a bed of greens, or grilled vegetables.
*Liquid smoke can be found in the condiment aisle near the BBQ sauce in most grocery stores. Be sure to check for ingredients, as some brands have a caramel coloring that is not necessary.