Sun Dried Tomato and Thyme Vinaigrette 8

Sun Dried Tomato and Thyme Vinaigrette

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? 


If a restaurant cares enough to take the time and spend the money on fresh ingredients for their dressings I automatically know I will like the food there and I would most likely return unless the service convinces me otherwise.
There is just something about store bought dressing (with the exception of a very few such as Annie’s Naturals) that I can’t get past.  Even if the dressing sounds amazing, without fail it will sit in my refrigerator far beyond the expiration date until I say enough is enough and do a full fridge clean-out.

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.


Sun Dried Tomato and Thyme Vinaigrette

Sun Dried Tomato and Thyme Vinaigrette
Serves 6
A delicious blend of sun dried tomatoes, thyme and champagne vinaigrette. Perfect for dressing, dipping sauce or marinade.
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  1. 3 Tbsp sun dried tomato oil (I used the oil that the tomatoes are packed in.)
  2. 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  3. 1/4 cup champagne vinegar
  4. 1/2 tsp dry mustard
  5. 2 Tbsp coarse ground prepared mustard
  6. 2 Tbsp agave, coconut palm sugar or local honey
  7. 1/8 tsp sea salt
  8. 1/3 tsp dried thyme
  9. 2 Tbsp water
  1. Blend all ingredients in a blender or magic bullet.
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Nutrition Facts Sun Dried Tomato and Thyme Vinaigrette
6 2-Tbsp Servings
Amount Per Serving

Calories 111
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

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Dawn Hutchins is a health & wellness entrepreneur that specializes in helping busy moms kick processed food addiction, such as sugar and food dyes, to the curb. She's a published author, wife, and mother of one sweet little girl. When she's not crusading for the advancement of plant-based nutrition, she's camping, stretching in yoga and paddle boarding on her SUP.

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8 thoughts on “Sun Dried Tomato and Thyme Vinaigrette

  • Cara

    That is a GREAT question. Sadly I don't make my own dressings very often at all, I hope you'd still come eat with me ๐Ÿ™‚ I'll have to try this one out, sounds so yummy!

  • megi

    Dawn, I love this dressing! I have all the ingredients, I am planning on making it for tonight. We have most of our salads with some sort of oil and lemon juice or vinegar but I really enjoy trying new dressings. Thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Dawn

    Wonderful! My sister in law really liked the sundried tomato oil. Next time I might even put some chopped sundried tomatoes in as well as the oil for some texture. (That and I canโ€™t seem to get enough of them. I had to stop myself from eating them straight from the jar). I so hope you enjoy!

  • Rivki Locker (Ordinary Blogger)

    what a great strategy for finding out the 'truth' about a restaurant. I think the same is true for home cooks! I always make my own dressings and this looks great. can't wait to try it.