This is the latest addiction in our household. It’s a “tomato vinaigrette” from this month’s Bon Appetit. Oh… holy… yum. We had it the first night with a baguette. Then we had it again the next night. Now I think I’ve eaten it every day this week in some form or fashion…topping for white beans, blended as a dip for more bread, topping for pasta and veg. It’s just that good. I think I need to take a break before somehow I get overdosed, but I’m not even sure that’s possible.
This is straight from Bon Appetit. I only improvised by cutting the oil and using scallions and/or onion instead of shallots.
- 1 pint grape tomatoes
- 4 scallions, whites only diced (or ⅛ yellow onion minced)
- 2 TB olive oil
- 2 TB red wine vinegar (to taste)
- salt & pepper to taste
- 1 TB chives or greens of scallions
- Cut half of the tomatoes in half.
- Heat pan to medium. Add oil. Add scallions or onion. Cook slowly until tender. Add all tomatoes. Cook approximately 6-10 minutes, gently mashing some of the tomatoes. Add vinegar, salt & pepper.
- Top with scallions or chives for serving.
- Serve with baguette, bread sticks, pasta..... anything goes.
- Optional: Blend for a smooth texture.
I have a thing about tomato skins. I don’t like them cooked. I can hang with grape and cherry tomato skins to some extent, and I actually REALLY liked this dish originally. However… I absolutely adored it once I blended it. Totally different experience. I’d choose the smooth texture any day, but I’d also never turn down the chunky version.
PS. I also made this without any oil, using veg stock instead to soften the onions and add some juice, and it was equally as tasty. Go figure.
PPS. I also made this using the roasting pan instead. I made a bigger batch and dumped 3 pints of tomatoes (whole) into the roasting pan along with maybe 1/2 cup veg stock. There was no onion or scallion in that one. I was a dope and didn’t pay attention to time or temp. Curses. Let’s just say they roasted until they looked “right”, which is how I have historically written non-recipes. Grrrr.Tags: dip, recipe, sauce, tomato, vegetarian