Next time you're at the grocery store or farmers market and spot some super-ripe tomatoes, snatch them up quickly for this vinaigrette.
You need half a pound of those juicy gems to make this dressing. My favorite part is squeezing them over a strainer — you end up with a pool of the finest, freshest tomato juice. With the regular accompaniments of a great vinaigrette — Dijon, garlic, vinegar, and olive oil — this stunning dressing becomes my summer salad's best friend. It can also make for a quick dinner when tossed with cooked pasta, or a delicious dipping sauce for bread.
Makes about 1 cup
very ripe tomatoes
kosher salt, plus more as needed
Halve the tomatoes. Squeeze the halves into a fine-mesh strainer set over a bowl. You should get about 1/2 cup of tomato juice and pulp.
Add the vinegar, honey, 1/2 teaspoon salt, mustard, and garlic to the bowl and whisk to combine. While whisking, slowly pour in the oil. Continue to whisk until emulsified. Taste and season with more salt as needed.
Serve over arugula with cherry tomatoes, thinly sliced red onion, and feta.
Storage: This vinaigrette can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Let sit at room temperature 10 minutes and re-whisk before serving.