Cherry Tomato Vinaigrette

Cherry Tomato Vinaigrette 2

There are all kinds of beautiful tomatoes at the farmer’s markets right now. I have a collection of many colors and varieties in my refrigerator waiting to be sliced in salads, folded into whole grain orzo, or just popped into my mouth as a snack.

One thing to keep in mind is that tomatoes excel in the reduction of risk of heart disease. The reason for this is the many antioxidants they contain, especially vitamins C and E, play a critical role in supporting the cardiovascular system. Vitamin K is plentiful in tomatoes and helps to prevent blockages and undesirable clumping of blood cells.

I chose one of my favorites, the sweet yellow cherry tomatoes, to create a quick, fresh sauce. Summer cooking is all about getting a speedy meal on the table with as little exposure to hot ovens as possible. A simple grilled chicken breast or fish fillet will be elevated to potential restaurant fare when served under a ladle of this sauce. Make a double portion to last all week long. You’ll discover so many ways to make other effortless dishes. A couple of ladles folded into quinoa, with good quality canned tuna over pasta, or simmered with cubes of tofu perhaps.

Cherry Tomato Vinaigrette

by Jennifer
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons chives, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon mint, finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a medium saucepan. Add shallot and cook, stirring frequently, until softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes and cook 5 minutes or until juices begin to release. Mash some of the tomatoes with the back of a fork.
  • Stir in vinegar,remaining 2 tablespoons oil, chives, mint, salt, and pepper.
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Jennifer Katz RDN LDN CC

Jennifer is a menopause nutrition and lifestyle dietitian. Founder of Balanced Woman Over 40 Method. She helps women understand midlife changes and guides clients to eat well and use lifestyle habits to feel good and minimize symptoms.

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