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Grape Tomato Vinaigrette

Grape Tomato Vinaigrette is a light, flavorful dressing that’s perfect on top of your favorite salad or used as a dip for your favorite vegetables.

Grape Tomato Vinaigrette is a light, flavorful dressing that's perfect on top of your favorite salad or used as a dip for your favorite vegetables.

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Years ago, there was a local, family owned restaurant by our home called Sonny’s On The Lake. We liked this restaurant for several reasons, one being it was close; only about 10 minutes away, the food was always good and the service was impeccable.

Grape Tomato Vinaigrette

In fact, Sonny himself always picked out the best wines for us to try and we were never disappointed. They also served a salad before every meal with this amazing Grape Tomato Vinaigrette. One day I finally asked him what was in it and I recreated it at home.

Grape Tomato Vinaigrette is a light, flavorful dressing that's perfect on top of your favorite salad or used as a dip for your favorite vegetables.

For this recipe you’ll need grape tomatoes, garlic, fresh basil, extra virgin olive oil, distilled white vinegar, grated Pecorino Romano cheese and of course a little salt and pepper. Combine all of the ingredients in a mini food processor and blend until smooth.

Grape Tomato Vinaigrette

This recipe makes 1 cup and is perfect on top of a tossed salad or you can also use it as a dip for a crudité platter. Though this Grape Tomato Vinaigrette didn’t taste exactly like his, this recipe came super close.

Grape Tomato Vinaigrette

I think his version must have some sugar in it because it was a little sweeter than mine, but I’d rather not add the extra sugar anyway. Thankfully I have this recipe because this restaurant sadly is no longer in business so now I can make it at home. ~Enjoy!

Grape Tomato Vinaigrette is a light, flavorful dressing that's perfect on top of your favorite salad or used as a dip for your favorite vegetables.

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Grape Tomato Vinaigrette
Grape Tomato Vinaigrette
Prep Time
5 mins
 

Grape Tomato Vinaigrette is a light, flavorful dressing that's perfect on top of your favorite salad or used as a dip for your favorite vegetables.

Course: Dressings
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a mini food chopper or blender and pulse until the mixture is smooth. Makes 1 cup.

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*Originally shared June 2012/Updated April 2019


14 Comments

  1. Lisa @ Lisa's Dinnertime Dish
    June 12, 2012 at 12:26 pm - Reply

    This dressing sounds amazing, Carrie! I bet it would be delicious to dip bread in as well! I’m going to pin this to try later! 🙂

  2. Katie
    June 12, 2012 at 12:17 pm - Reply

    I have a plethora of cherry tomatoes right now so I think I might have to adapt this recipe for my cherry tomatoes!

  3. Foodie Stuntman
    June 12, 2012 at 3:28 pm - Reply

    I can see why this would be delicious. They’re preactically the ingredients for a caprese salad.

  4. Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
    June 12, 2012 at 6:23 pm - Reply

    Thank you, I hope you like it! 🙂

  5. Nettie Moore
    June 12, 2012 at 11:54 pm - Reply

    Carrie, this sounds fabulous! Love everything tomatoey!! Nettie

    • Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
      June 13, 2012 at 11:17 am - Reply

      Thanks Nettie! xo

  6. Krista
    June 12, 2012 at 9:00 pm - Reply

    This sounds amazing. Perfect for all the cherry tomatoes that will be coming from our garden, soon! I have a little something for you on EMM http://everydaymomsmeals.blogspot.com/2012/06/blogger-inspiration-another-award.html

    • Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
      June 13, 2012 at 11:16 am - Reply

      Thank you so much Krista! xo

  7. Ashlee Christopher
    June 12, 2012 at 9:17 pm - Reply

    Wow just found your blog today I am your newest follower and am VERY excited to see what you come up with next! Great photos and recipes

    • Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
      June 13, 2012 at 11:17 am - Reply

      Thank you Ashlee and Welcome, I’m glad you’re here. 🙂

  8. Katie @ www.livingcrunchy.com
    June 15, 2012 at 8:45 pm - Reply

    This looks great! I am always looking for dips for my kids. I will definately have to try this! Found you on Fit and Fab Friday!

    • Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
      June 16, 2012 at 12:59 pm - Reply

      Thanks for stopping by Katie, I’m glad you like it!

  9. Amee Livingston
    June 22, 2012 at 3:10 am - Reply

    Carrie, this dressing sounds amazing! I have some grape tomatoes ripening in my garden and lots of fresh basil. I will try this one for sure! Thanks for sharing on Fit and Fab. 😉

    • Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
      June 25, 2012 at 11:04 am - Reply

      Thanks Amee!

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