Smokey Tomato Vinaigrette {Gluten-free, Vegan}

by Beth @ Tasty Yummies

Smokey Tomato Vinaigrette - Gluten-free, Vegan

Last month while in my yoga teacher training program, I basically lived on salads every single day for lunch. They are such a simple thing to pack up in the morning and with all the many variations, I never find myself getting sick of it, even if you are having it every day. Some days I added grilled chicken or cooked lentils, often I would skip out on cheese, but other days I would add some crumbled feta cheese or goat cheese. I would add nuts or seeds, dried fruit or sun dried tomatoes, etc. It was quite fun and always delicious.

I started out the month by making my own dressings and vinaigrettes and then on a trip to Whole Foods in a moment of weakness and desperation, trying to save some time where I could, I bought a couple different bottles of organic dressings and vinaigrettes. Of course, as soon as I tried all of them, I realized I could easily be making these myself and I realized how silly it was to buy store-bought dressings, especially because even when organic, they have far more ingredients than they should, many of which as strange preservatives.

I had bought a yummy creamy, vegan, smokey tomato dressing that I really loved and instantly realized I should be making this myself. And often. This Smokey Tomato Vinaigrette is creamy and full of so many amazing flavors. It is of course, great on a salad, it would make an amazing marinade for chicken or fish, it’d be great on a pasta salad and it’s delicious drizzled on your favorite sandwich or wrap. I bet it would also be incredible as a marinade and/or dipping sauce for these grilled artichokes, too. Tomorrow I am sharing a yummy recipe for a plant-based sandwich alternative and this is the perfect condiment on it. So keep a look out for that.

Smokey Tomato Vinaigrette - Gluten-free, Vegan

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Melissa @ Nourish By Melissa February 18, 2014 at 7:44 am

Yum! I always want to change up my salad dressings since I’m always using the basic olive oil and vinegar…this looks great!


2 Mimi February 19, 2014 at 6:14 am

Wow! I thought something else, not adding smoke! Brilliant!


3 nese February 20, 2014 at 4:34 am

Made this dressing for lunch yesterday. Delicious! My new favorite dressing!


4 Jennifer February 20, 2014 at 12:36 pm

Where do I find liquid smoke?


5 tastyyummies February 22, 2014 at 12:49 pm

I have always been able to find it at any ‘ol regular grocery story. Usually near the condiments like BBQ sauce, worsteshire, etc.


6 jp June 29, 2014 at 11:07 am

I’m curious, how long do salad dressings/sauces like these last in the fridge? I like the idea of making a bottle of the dressing like you’ve shown, but fear I wouldn’t consume it fast enough.



7 Beth @ Tasty Yummies June 30, 2014 at 9:25 am

I would say a week to 10 days for this one, at least. Every dressing and vinaigrette will be a bit different, those with fresh produce, like this one won’t last as long as those without. Hope that helps.


8 jp June 30, 2014 at 5:53 pm

Very much so, thanks!


9 Ashley @ Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen July 16, 2014 at 6:05 pm

I made this last night to go with the walnut taco “meat” on a salad and it was insanely delicious! I love that the liquid smoke makes it almost bacon-y. We’re omnivores, but we eat a lot of vegetarian and vegan meals, too, so this was a great option. I’m so glad I have a big jar in the fridge to use in salads all week 🙂


10 Sarah | Well and Full February 19, 2016 at 6:21 pm

I always have a salad for lunch on my yoga teacher training days too! It’s so easy to pack, and light enough so that I’m not cringing if we do asana in the afternoon session 😉


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