Tomato Vinaigrette surrounded by tomatoes, lemons garlic and basil
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5 from 14 votes

Tomato Vinaigrette

A dressing can really make or break a salad and this Tomato Vinaigrette definitely makes a salad. It's light, fresh and low in calories, but best of all it is still full of flavour.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Sauce/Spread
Cuisine: British, French
Keyword: dressing recipe, salad dressing, vinaigrette recipe
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 27kcal
Author: Dannii


  • 700 g ripe tomatoes
  • 1 lemon (juice only)
  • 3 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 red pepper de-seeded
  • 10 g fresh basil
  • 100 ml water
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 4 sun dried tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 pinch sea salt and pepper


  • Put all of the ingredients in the blender.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Put a fine sieve over a bowl and pour in the mixture.
  • Mash down the mixture in a sieve, letting the dressing pour through to the bowl until you are just left with pulp.



  • Don't throw the pulp away that is left after making the dressing. You can add this to pasta sauces.
  • If you want a thicker dressing, you could replace some of the water with oil.
  • Mix some of this dressing in to Greek yoghurt or creme fraiche and use it as a dip.
  • We just added basil, but this dressing would be a great way to reduce waste and add any leafy herbs that you have in your fridge that need using.
  • You could always add a pinch of red chilli flakes to give this dressing a spicy kick.


Serving: 1portion | Calories: 27kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 254mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1030IU | Vitamin C: 31.6mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.5mg