This lovely dressing is really more like a fresh compote or a loose salsa. It's the place to use your tiniest, prettiest, most colorful tomatoes (and not those large, tough cherry tomatoes from the grocery store).


  • 8 OZ small cherry or other tiny tomatoes, halved or quartered, depending on size
  • 3 TBSP extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 TBSP thinly sliced drained oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 TBSP thinly sliced fresh basil leaves
  • 2 TSP drained capers, coarsely chopped
  • 2 TSP sherry vinegar
  • 2 TSP fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 TSP minced fresh garlic
  • 1/4 TSP kosher salt


Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl and stir gently to combine. Let sit for 10 to 15 minutes (or up to 30 minutes) to let the flavors mingle and to let the tomatoes marinate a bit. Stir gently again before serving.

Yields about 1/4 cups

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Submitted 9/12/11.
Source: Fast, Fresh & Green by Susie Middleton
Submitted By: b smith

Summer Cherry Tomato Dressing