TOMATO ONION SALAD DRESSING
Just a tiny bit of oil brings the pureed solids to a happy place for the palate! The olive juice, ground fennel and liquid smoke help bring out the richness of the tomato, while the onion and garlic create a surprisingly fresh flavor quality, making one think it’s a fresh tomato dressing! Use over green salads.
Makes 1-3/4 cups
1 med. yellow onion, about 1 c. diced
2-3 garlic cloves, coarsely cut
1/2 c. tomato paste
1/2 t. sea salt
3 T. Kalamata olive liquid from jar
1/4 c. red wine vinegar
3/4 c. water
1 t. ground fennel seed
1/2 t. dried basil
1/4 t. ground allspice
fresh grind black pepper
1/2-1 t. liquid smoke
salt to taste
1 T. extra virgin olive oil
Combine all ingredients in blender container and blend till as smooth as you can get it.
Salt to taste. Add the oil last and blend till smooth.
Pour into covered jar and refrigerate till needed. Shake well before using.
Notes: If you use 1/4 cup per serving of dressing, then this recipe makes 7 servings. Using 1 tablespoon of oil for the entire recipe amounts to 1/7th of a tablespoon per salad serving. I’ll take that – especially if it’s good and it is.
Other uses for Tomato Onion Salad Dressing: