Tomato Basil Vinaigrette

This Tomato Basil Vinaigrette is a salad dressing that makes an ideal use of fresh tomatoes.

It’s a delicious salad dressing with a fresh from the garden flavor.

It’s really easy to make and is great poured over a fresh leafy green salad or mixed with a pasta dish. Like this Cheese Tortellini & Summer Sausage.

Tortellini & Summer Sausage With Tomato Basil Vinaigrette
Cheese Tortellini & Summer Sausage

You can also pour the Tomato Basil Vinaigrette over mozzarella cheese balls. It’s almost like having a Caprese Salad.

Mozzarella Cheese Balls Soaking In A Tomato Basil Vinaigrette

Use the vinaigrette as a dipping sauce for your fried mozzarella cheese sticks. Like these Herb Panko Mozzarella Cheese Sticks.

This vinaigrette can also be used as a marinade for grilled chicken.

Tomato Basil Vinaigrette

1 cup chopped seeded plum tomatoes

1 cup packed fresh basil leaves, coarsely chopped

1/4 cup red wine vinegar

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

2 garlic cloves

1/2 cup olive oil

Place first 6 ingredients in a processor or blender. With machine running, add olive oil and continue processing until well blended. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Cover and refrigerate. Use within 5-6 days. Make 1 1/2 cup vinaigrette. Before using, bring to room temperature.

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