Sweet-tart sun dried tomatoes, mustard and hint of thyme makes this Sun Dried Tomato & Thyme Vinaigrette a perfect dressing, dipping sauce or marinade.
There’s one question that I almost always ask before I ever take a bite of food at a new restaurant and the answer will almost always tell me what the quality of the food will be and whether I will return.
So far my question has had a 100% success rate. How’s that for stats?
Granted this is all subjective. You could try this and most definitely tell me I’m full of it. I’ll admit there are a few times when I walk in and already know the answer is no but I choose to make an exception for one reason or another (typically because someone else chose the place and it would be rude to decline).
Enough already so what’s the question!?……Do they make their own dressings and sauces?
The beauty of home made dressing and sauce is that they can be whipped up in a jiffy and used for so many things; such as a dip for some steaming hot crusty bread, or a flavorful marinade.
I made this sun dried tomato vinaigrette to go over a salad I recently made over Memorial day weekend. The sweet-tartness of sun dried tomatoes is what always makes me so weak in the knees; with a bit of mustard and hint of thyme this is a perfect dressing, dipping sauce or marinade.
- 3 Tbsp sun dried tomato oil (I used the oil that the tomatoes are packed in.)
- 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup champagne vinegar
- 1/2 tsp dry mustard
- 2 Tbsp coarse ground prepared mustard
- 2 Tbsp agave, coconut palm sugar or local honey
- 1/8 tsp sea salt
- 1/3 tsp dried thyme
- 2 Tbsp water
- Blend all ingredients in a blender or magic bullet.
Nutrition Facts Sun Dried Tomato and Thyme Vinaigrette
6 2-Tbsp Servings
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat 9.2 g
Saturated Fat 1.2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.8 g
Monounsaturated Fat 6.7 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 104.8 mg
Potassium 11.7 mg
Total Carbohydrate 7.5 g
Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
Sugars 5.7 g
Protein 0.2 g