Sarasota's Roasted Red Pepper Vinaigrette

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

Easy quick and a great alternative to everyday Italian dressing. A quick puree with the food processor and dressing is done. Chill in the refrigerator until later and you have an amazing dressing.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (7 ounce) jar roasted red peppers (most jars are about 7 oz, if you want to make your own, approximately 1 large bell pepper roasted pe)
  • 1 12 tablespoons balsamic vinegar (you can substitute red wine if you want, it changes the flavor a bit but it will work just fine)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons shallots, minced
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes (optional)
  • salt
  • pepper


  1. Dressing -- If you are using jarred red pepper, drain and then add them and all the other ingredients to a food processor and blend. That is it! Also, don't worry if you get a little of the roasted red pepper liquid in the food processor as well, it is all good flavor and it won't affect the dressing. Once pureed, remove and transfer to a measuring cup or small bowl. Perfect salad dressing. If you want add the red pepper flakes, it adds a nice kick. But if not, just leave them out. Still a great dressing and so simple.
Most Helpful

5 5

Absolutely delicious dressing! The recipe couldn't be simpler and now I have fabulous homemade and healthy dressing to put on my salads for a week or more. Thank you so much for posting your wonderful dressing recipe!! Made for Zaar Chef Alphabet tag game.

5 5

We really enjoyed this dressing! The tang that the balsamic gave to the red peppers was excellent. I didn't have shallots on hand, so I upped the garlic a bit, but I think it would be very good with the shallots. Thanks for sharing!

5 5

Wonderful dressing! Made for company last night. Went over very well and had several requests for the recipe. Beautiful colour; great flavour and clings to the lettuce nicely. (I used Romaine.) The sprinkle of red pepper flakes was just right! I'll be making this again and again. Thanks Sarasota!