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Skinny Red Wine Tomato Vinaigrette

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Lightening up vinaigrettes have been one of my biggest challenges because you typically need to keep the ratio of oil to vinegar 3 to 1, if you try to use less oil you’ll wind up with a very tart tasting dressing.

Adding a sweet, juicy, vine ripe tomato to my vinaigrette allows me to keep my ratio of oil to vinegar 3 to 1 and compliments all the flavors without the need to have to add more oil. I pulse the tomato in my food processor first, then combine all my other ingredients I would normally add, and let it rest a few hours to let the flavors combine.

You can come up with different variations by using different vinegars, adding fresh herbs, honey, and so on. The best way to test if your dressing is good is to test it by dipping a piece of lettuce into it.

Low Fat Red Wine Tomato Vinaigrette

5 from 2 votes
Cuisine: American
Yield: 8 servings
Serving Size: 2 tbsp


  • 1 medium red ripe tomato
  • 1 clove crushed garlic
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • salt and fresh pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp minced shallot


  • Chop tomato in food processor.
  • Add crushed garlic, vinegar, lemon juice, water, dijon mustard, oregano, salt and pepper.
  • Pulse a few times until smooth.
  • Add chopped shallot and mix well.
  • Set aside a few hours to allow the flavors to blend well.

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Serving: 2 tbsp, Calories: 51 kcal, Carbohydrates: 1.3 g, Fat: 5.1 g, Fiber: 0.2 g, Sugar: 0.2 g


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49 comments on “Skinny Red Wine Tomato Vinaigrette”

  1. I just made this, I'm not a huge fan of tomatoes, but this is WONDERFUL!! I've been looking for a different dressing other then my balsamic and EVOO dressing. Thanks!!

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    Angela Harrison

    Wanted something with some flavor and low carb for my husband who is diabetic. We both love it and everything I have made from your site. I tell everyone to come here for really great recipes. Thanks

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    Angela Harrison

    Wanted something with some flavor and low carb for my husband who is diabetic. We both love it and everything I have made from your site. I tell everyone to come here for really great recipes. Thanks

  4. Absolutely Fabulous. Definitely let it meld for several hours or overnight. This is so incredibly tasty.

  5. Wow!I just made this dressing and I must say that it is delicious and husband approved. I was out of shallots so I used scallions instead and it still came out great. Thank you Gina for all of these great-tasting and healthy recipes. Please don't ever stop.

  6. This is soooo good! I really wanted to make it but did not want to run out for lemon and shallots so made without. Amazing and cannot wait to try with the ingredients I left out. It was so flavorful! I also used fresh oregano as I have a ton of it outside.

  7. Just made this dressing and its in the fridge now. It passed my taste test and I can't wait to have it with my salad tomorrow.

  8. Just made this tonight. I doubled the batch so I put two cloves of garlic in it. the garlic was VERY strong. I think next time I will try only a half a clove per batch. Do you really think it only lasts three days?

  9. Just finished making this and it is already delicious! I know after it sits a bit it will be SO GOOD! A new staple around here, thanks!

  10. OH boy! is this good. I have been enjoying it on my salads this week, thanks for the recipe! You have awesome light meals, which help me to stay on track with my weight loss. Thank you!

  11. I made this last night for my lunch today and it's absolutely delicious! This is definitely a recipe I will be passing along!

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    Gina @ Skinnytaste

    It's really best with home grown tomatoes. I just used my last one from the garden, so sad!

  13. I made this with a very tasty home-grown roma tomato. It knocked my socks off. It makes a lot of dressing. I'm using it on cooked vegetables too. Thanks!!!

  14. So fresh and light tasting! Compliments the taste of the veggies…not cover them up! I have one serving left that I will use for lunch today. Maybe put a little drizzle in my wrap for added punch. Thanks again Gina, for keeping me on track.