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Sun Dried Tomato Dressing

Prep time 10 min
Cook time 3 min
Total time 13 min

Prep time 10 min
Cook time 3 min
Total time 13 min


Sun dried tomato, basil and garlic are the star players in this simple-to-make, flavorful dressing.

I originally made this dressing to mix into a Summer Quinoa Salad and the next day found myself making it again to serve over a pile of greens. It’s great to find simple, homemade dressings to enjoy rather than toxic, bottled salad dressings. This dressing is perfect if you love sun dried tomatoes, basil and garlic as much as I do.

Here’s a list of other homemade dressings I’ve dabbled with:

  • Simple Salad Dressing: shallots, raw honey, dried basil and lemon juice flavor this simple dressing.
  • Creamy Salad Dressing: egg yolks, fresh dill, minced onion and vinegar make this dressing creamy.
  • Lemon Dressing: lemon juice, lemon zest and chia seed powder make this dressing refreshing.
  • Balsamic Dressing: balsamic vinegar, garlic and fresh thyme make this one of my favorites.
  • Sesame Dressing: toasted sesame oil, sesame seeds and coconut aminos give this dressing an Asian flair.

Serves 1

4 sun dried tomato halves (not in oil)

1½ tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar

1½ tablespoons white wine vinegar

½ teaspoon crushed Garlic

¼ teaspoon sea salt

¼ cup olive oil

1 tablespoon fresh basil, minced


Place the sun dried tomatoes in a small pot and cover with an inch of water. Simmer for 3 minutes, until the water is reduced and the tomatoes are plump. Drain and (once cooled) mince the tomatoes.


Combine the minced tomatoes with the remaining ingredients and mix well. Serve over greens or mix into cooked quinoa. Enjoy!


Calories: 97
Fat: 9g
Carbohydrates: 4g
Sodium: 521mg
Fiber: 1g
Protein: 1g
Sugar: 2g

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