Smokey Tomato Vinaigrette
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Smokey Tomato Vinaigrette

Do you ever get sick of the same ol’ boring salad dressings? Or hate spending big money on the fancy bottled stuff? Well look no further.

This creamy dressing tastes like bacon and tomatoes and is totally vegan!

Smokey Tomato Vinaigrette

I was seriously wowed when I first tasted this stuff. I wanted to put it on everything!

The ingredients were unlike any dressing I’ve ever made. I would have never thought to add liquid smoke to get that rich, bacon-y flavor, but it makes so much sense. The vinegar and dijon give it a really nice tanginess.

I’m excited to start experimenting with more homemade dressings now!

Smokey Tomato Vinaigrette

Smokey Tomato Vinaigrette
Tasty Yummies

Makes approximately 2 cups of dressing

3/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1-2 cloves garlic
3 roma tomatoes (could also used about a cup or so of canned/jarred crushed tomatoes)
1 1/2 teaspoons liquid smoke
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
1 teaspoon dried basil (or 2 tablespoons fresh)
salt and pepper, to taste

Cut the tomatoes in half, and scoop out or squeeze out as many of the seeds as you can. Chop the tomatoes into smaller pieces. Add all of the ingredients to your high-speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Taste the dressing, season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Refrigerate until ready to use.

Big Flavors Rating: 5 Stars

Ashley Covelli is a food photographer, recipe developer, and culinary instructor based in Ossining, New York. She loves helping people become enthusiastic and adventurous in the kitchen so that they can build skills and confidence to cook for themselves and their loved ones. She can almost always be found with at least 3 different beverages within arm's reach.


  • Joanne (eats well with others)

    I see a cobb-esque salad in my future! No bacon but a whole lot of this dressing to get that smoky flavor. Mmm.

  • Lisa

    Really delicious dressing! So tasty and it really took the salad I made to the next level! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

    • Ashley

      So glad you enjoyed it, Lisa! I haven’t made this recipe in years and now that you’ve reminded me of it, I’ll have to make it again 🙂

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