Roasted Tomato Vinaigrette

Roasted Tomato Vinaigrette I wanted to recreate a salad that my husband and I always order at our favorite restaurant. It’s a very simple salad with the most delicious roasted tomato vinaigrette. I roasted some small vine ripened tomatoes and a couple of cloves of garlic together then pureed them with a bit of olive oil, canola oil, balsamic vinegar, rice vinegar, and some fresh basil. This vinaigrette was so delicious with the sweetened tomatoes and garlic together with the tangy vinegar. It was a big hit with all of us including my kids.

Roasted Tomato Vinaigrette:
Recipe and photos by For the Love of
Inspired by Mingo


  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • 8-9 small vine ripened tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 2 cloves of garlic, skins on
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Roasted Tomato Vinaigrette

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with tin foil then coat with cooking spray.

Slice the tomatoes in half then place them on the baking sheet; put the two cloves of garlic (leave the skins on) in the center of the tomatoes.

Roasted Tomato Vinaigrette

Place into the oven and roast for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool. Once cooled, remove the skin from the garlic cloves and place into a bowl along with the roasted tomatoes.

Add the olive oil, canola oil, balsamic vinegar, rice vinegar, sugar, fresh basil, and sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Mix using a emulsion blender until smooth and creamy. Taste and re season if needed. Set aside and let the flavors mingle for at least 30 minutes before using.

Roasted Tomato Vinaigrette

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This looks DELICIOUS, and perfect for the cool weather we’ve had in MN the past few days. And you can’t go wrong with a dish that requires only one pan! Can’t wait to try this…think I will make your Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits (which our family LOVES) to go with this!

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30 Responses to “Roasted Tomato Vinaigrette”

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    Andrea@WellnessNotes — September 19, 2011 @ 4:03 am

    The vinaigrette sounds delicious! I love to roast veggies, but I somehow don't roast enough for sauces, etc. The vinaigrette is going on "my list!"

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    jinky — September 19, 2011 @ 4:47 am

    wow, so easy to make…my tomato garden is now starting to yield vine ripened fruits…might try making this vinaigrette soon 😀

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    The Slow Roasted Italian — September 19, 2011 @ 5:16 am

    This looks delish!!

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    Lorena — September 19, 2011 @ 7:16 am

    It must smell really good!
    Have a nice week!!!

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    Hovkonditorn — September 19, 2011 @ 7:44 am

    Sounds delicious!

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    bellini — September 19, 2011 @ 8:48 am

    It is easy to see why this vinaigrette would be a big hit. Congratulations to the winner!

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    Susy — September 19, 2011 @ 10:10 am

    The taste and smell, Im sure both rocked! this looks so easy! I have no idea why I have not given it a go and tried it!

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    Carrie's Experimental Kitchen — September 19, 2011 @ 11:04 am

    Sounds delicious!

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    Erin — September 19, 2011 @ 12:07 pm

    Wow – this sounds like a perfect dressing! Love the flavor of roasted tomatoes.

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    Leslie — September 19, 2011 @ 12:10 pm

    :(… I didnt win. Boooo. I love the salad dressing.

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    purchase hcg online — September 19, 2011 @ 12:20 pm

    I bet even my tomato-hating mom can't resist this! Love it.

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    Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook — September 19, 2011 @ 12:30 pm

    Congrats to the winner!
    Never had a tomato vinaigrette, it looks delicious, have to try this one.

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    Food, Fun and Life in the Charente — September 19, 2011 @ 1:33 pm

    This salad dressing sounds fantastic. Diane

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    Anonymous — September 19, 2011 @ 2:05 pm

    This looks delicious, Pam! I hope you post the salad recipe tomorrow!

    Kim in MD

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    Martha — September 19, 2011 @ 2:16 pm

    Yum! I have all those ingredients and tomatoes in the garden. I'm gonna have to try this!

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    Ma What's 4 dinner — September 19, 2011 @ 2:18 pm

    I love this dressing! I never use bottled dressing so I'm always on the lookout for new interesting homemade ones. Thanks for this. Can't wait to try it. I'll let you know how it goes.

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner

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    Gloria — September 19, 2011 @ 3:12 pm

    Look delicious and yumm dear Pam! gloria

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    Joanne — September 19, 2011 @ 5:07 pm

    That sounds like it be perfect to satisfy my current obsession with roasted tomatoes!

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    The UDG — September 19, 2011 @ 7:02 pm

    I want that with my next grilled cheese please!

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    Maria — September 19, 2011 @ 9:04 pm

    Love this vinaigrette!

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    Marjie — September 19, 2011 @ 9:26 pm

    Your dressing is so pretty in the bowl that I thought it was soup before I read the title. I guess the whole reading thing is pretty essential, isn't it? This dressing sounds wonderful.

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    The Blonde Duck — September 19, 2011 @ 10:42 pm

    Simple is best!

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    Cathy at Wives with Knives — September 20, 2011 @ 12:20 am

    Wow, what a lucky winner! That's a gorgeous cutting board. I just happen to have all the ingredients so I can make your yummy dressing. This will be perfect on the beautiful lettuce I got at the farmers' market.

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    Words Of Deliciousness — September 20, 2011 @ 12:32 am

    This dressing sounds delicious. I love vinaigrette dressing, but I have never had roasted tomato vigaigrette, I will have to try this.

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    Kris — September 20, 2011 @ 3:04 am

    I still don't have a Boos. Do you? I got my Mom one for Xmas one year. I have a nice thick block I love and use all the time. Suits me fine. But I would have loved to win that Boos too!

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    StephenC — September 20, 2011 @ 3:36 pm

    Thank you for the dressing recipe. It's very simple, and something I will definitely try.

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    Susan — September 22, 2011 @ 8:19 pm

    Yum, this is mighty tasty. I had several sorry-looking store-bought romas that worked great as the base. I used an ice cube of frozen pesto for the basil and put everything in a food processor, but otherwise followed your great recipe. Thanks!

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    vanillasugarblog — September 24, 2011 @ 12:50 am

    oh pam that sounds so good.
    do you know that i love ketchup so much so that i use it on pizza as a sauce, then top with sun dried tomatoes?
    I bet this would be fabulous in lieu of tomato sauce on pizza. No really!

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    Lynette — May 15, 2013 @ 9:49 am

    Instead of an immersion blender, can I use a regular blender? Is there a reason you use an immersion blender vs. regular?

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    Pam — May 15, 2013 @ 9:51 am

    A regular blender will be fine. I use an immersion blender because it’s easier to clean up afterwards.


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