Notes: Instructor-chef John Vollertsen of the Vista Clara Ranch Resort & Spa in Galisteo, New Mexico, created this mildly sweet and tangy dressing to add a bit of zip to greens. You can make it up to 3 days ahead; cover and chill.
4 Roma tomatoes (12 oz. total)
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
About 1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon firmly packed brown sugar
4 fresh basil leaves (each 2 in. long), rinsed, or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
How to Make It
Rinse and core tomatoes; cut in half lengthwise. Set halves, cut side up, in a 9-inch cake pan. Brush cut sides with a total of 2 teaspoons oil. Sprinkle evenly with granulated sugar and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Bake in a 400° regular or convection oven until tomatoes are browned, 35 to 45 minutes. Let cool.
In a blender, whirl tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, red wine vinegar, remaining 4 teaspoons olive oil, brown sugar, and basil until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Vista Clara Ranch Resort & Spa, Galisteo, New Mexico