Grandma’s Sweet and Tangy Tomato Dressing






I’m incredibly jealous of all of you who have been sharing lovely tomato recipes. From your bushels of tomatoes that grow so lovely in your yards. I really really miss going to the Farmers’ Market in Colorado Springs and coming home with 25# of tomatoes.

Tomatoes and Alaska are not the best of friends… unless a greenhouse is involved.

With all of the recent tomato bounty posts that have been flying around BlogLand, I did what any jealous self-starting cook would do — pulled myself up by my bootstraps and made the trip to Costco. Typically my tomato adventures start at Costco. Oh! How I love Costco.

Proudly walking in my front door with a few small containers of tomatoes, the wheels started turning.
My grandmother’s tomato dressing is simply amazing. Sweet and tangy, with absolutely no nutritional value whatsoever, it’s the best thing that happened to tomatoes ever. It’s so easy to make too. To call it a tomato dressing is a bit of a misnomer, since there are no tomatoes in the sauce; rather, it’s what you put on tomatoes to enjoy!
I’ve also found that it’s quite stunning on baked breaded chicken. Stunning.
Eating the dressing on tomatoes is really the best part though. Really. It will make your taste buds sing.

And your tomatoes will disappear.

A bowlful of  delicious dressing with some gorgeous
yellow heirloom tomatoes. MMMMM.

Grandma’s Sweet & Tangy Tomato Dressing
4 teaspoons French’s prepared mustard (the yellow stuff)
4 Tablespoons sugar
2 Tablespoons white vinegar
2/3 cup vegetable oil
dash of salt
dash of paprika
Mix sugar, salt, paprika and mustard in blender. Add vinegar. Turn on blender. Add oil slowly, one tip of the measuring cup at a time (about 10 small blips of the cup). Beat until mixture is thickened to your preference.
Serve immediately or refrigerate and serve.

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4 Responses

  1. Lyndsey says:

    I feel the same way about tomatoes here in Florida…jealous that I can’t grow tomatoes like my mother up in Michigan. They’re the best! Nice recipe…I like grandma’s recipes…also the best!

    Thank’s for your email, I hope I got the button fixed, I know my other email button works, I’m still learning things about blogging. I also was wondering where your turkey tips were on the other blog! 😉 I’ll wait!

  2. Pam says:

    I will be trying this soon while we still have tomatoes at the farmer’s markets. They are becoming fewer and fewer. This dressing has to be delicious with that mustard flavor! So glad to see this recipe!

  3. Miranda says:

    I’m okay with the no nutritional value in this dressing – looks fabulous!!! Next time I get some tomatoes, I am trying this.

  4. Alea Milham says:

    Perfect timing! I am harvesting tomatoes like crazy ahead of our first freeze, so I need something to help make them disappear – fast! Thank you for sharing your delicious recipes with the Hearth and soul Hop.

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