Fresh Tomato-Ginger Vinaigrette Recipe

Fresh Tomato-Ginger Vinaigrette

Fresh Tomato-Ginger Vinaigrette Recipe
Preparation time: 10 minutes | Servings: 4


Fresh Tomato-Ginger Vinaigrette
Fresh Tomato-Ginger Vinaigrette

Fresh Tomato-Ginger Vinaigrette is a flavorful and versatile dressing that can be used on a variety of dishes, from salads to seafood. The combination of fresh tomatoes, ginger, and citrus creates a bright and tangy flavor that will elevate any dish.


This recipe is a modern twist on traditional vinaigrettes, incorporating fresh ingredients like tomatoes and ginger for a unique flavor profile. The use of yogurt adds a creamy texture and a hint of tanginess to the dressing.


How to prepare

  1. Use a tomato that is held at room temperature until it is fully ripe.
  2. Core the tomato and quarter it.
  3. In the container of an electric blender, place the tomato, ginger, salt, black pepper, oil, orange juice, and yogurt.
  4. Blend until smooth, about 30 seconds.
  5. Toss the mixture with mixed greens, seafood, or chicken salads.
  6. Refrigerate the mixture in a covered container for up to 2 days.


  • Add a pinch of cayenne pepper for a spicy kick.
  • Substitute lemon juice for the orange juice for a different citrus flavor.
  • Use Greek yogurt for a thicker consistency.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Use ripe, juicy tomatoes for the best flavor.

- Adjust the amount of ginger to suit your taste preferences.

- Store the vinaigrette in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Serving Suggestions

Fresh Tomato-Ginger Vinaigrette is perfect for drizzling over mixed greens, grilled seafood, or roasted chicken. It can also be used as a marinade for vegetables or tofu.

Cooking Techniques

Blending the ingredients in an electric blender ensures a smooth and creamy texture for the vinaigrette.

Ingredient Substitutions

If you don't have fresh ginger root, you can use ground ginger as a substitute. You can also use lemon juice instead of orange juice for a different flavor.

Make Ahead Tips

Fresh Tomato-Ginger Vinaigrette can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Just give it a good shake before using.

Presentation Ideas

Serve the vinaigrette in a small pitcher or drizzle it over the dish using a spoon for an elegant presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Fresh Tomato-Ginger Vinaigrette pairs well with a variety of dishes, including salads, grilled seafood, roasted vegetables, and chicken dishes.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover vinaigrette in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Let it come to room temperature before serving.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Fresh Tomato-Ginger Vinaigrette contains approximately 100 calories.


Each serving of Fresh Tomato-Ginger Vinaigrette contains approximately 4 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of Fresh Tomato-Ginger Vinaigrette contains approximately 10 grams of fats.


Each serving of Fresh Tomato-Ginger Vinaigrette contains approximately 1 gram of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

Fresh Tomato-Ginger Vinaigrette is a good source of vitamin C, potassium, and antioxidants from the tomatoes and ginger.


This recipe contains dairy from the yogurt, so it may not be suitable for those with dairy allergies.


Fresh Tomato-Ginger Vinaigrette is a light and flavorful dressing that is low in calories and carbohydrates. It is a good source of healthy fats and vitamins from the fresh ingredients.


Fresh Tomato-Ginger Vinaigrette is a versatile and flavorful dressing that can elevate any dish. With its fresh ingredients and tangy flavor, it is sure to become a staple in your kitchen.

How did I get this recipe?

The memory of finding this recipe for the first time is a special one. It was a warm summer day, the sun shining brightly through the kitchen window as I sorted through an old recipe box that my mother had passed down to me. As I flipped through the faded and stained index cards, one particular recipe caught my eye: Fresh Tomato-Ginger Vinaigrette.

I had never heard of such a dressing before, but the combination of fresh tomatoes and ginger intrigued me. My curiosity piqued, I set out to make the vinaigrette that very day.

I gathered the ingredients listed on the index card: ripe tomatoes, fresh ginger, garlic, red wine vinegar, olive oil, and a pinch of sugar. As I chopped the tomatoes and grated the ginger, the kitchen filled with the fragrant aroma of fresh produce. I could already tell that this vinaigrette would be something special.

Once all the ingredients were combined in a small bowl, I gave it a taste. The flavors exploded on my tongue – the sweetness of the tomatoes, the heat of the ginger, and the tang of the vinegar all mingling together in perfect harmony. It was unlike anything I had ever tasted before.

I couldn't wait to share this new recipe with my family. That evening, I served the Fresh Tomato-Ginger Vinaigrette over a simple green salad, and the response was overwhelmingly positive. My husband raved about the unique flavors, and my children asked for seconds and thirds.

From that day on, the Fresh Tomato-Ginger Vinaigrette became a staple in our household. I would make it for almost every meal, drizzling it over salads, grilled vegetables, and even roasted meats. It added a burst of flavor to any dish it touched, and I was thrilled to have stumbled upon such a gem of a recipe.

Over the years, I shared the recipe with friends and neighbors, and it became a favorite among all who tried it. I even entered it in a local cooking competition, where it won first prize. The judges couldn't get enough of the zesty vinaigrette, and I was proud to have created something so delicious.

As time went on, I learned that the recipe for Fresh Tomato-Ginger Vinaigrette had been passed down through generations in my family. My great-grandmother had first crafted it in her own kitchen, using fresh tomatoes from her garden and ginger she had grown herself. It had been a beloved recipe in our family for decades, and I was honored to continue the tradition.

The Fresh Tomato-Ginger Vinaigrette became not just a recipe, but a symbol of love and connection among my family members. Each time I made it, I felt a sense of pride and joy, knowing that I was carrying on a tradition that had been cherished for so long.

I often think back to that warm summer day when I first discovered the recipe in my mother's old recipe box. It was a moment of serendipity, a chance encounter with a culinary masterpiece that would become a beloved part of my family's history.

And so, I continue to make the Fresh Tomato-Ginger Vinaigrette with love and care, knowing that each time I do, I am honoring the generations of women who came before me. It is a recipe that not only tantalizes the taste buds but warms the heart as well – a true treasure that I will cherish for years to come.


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