Farmersgirl Kitchen

Heritage Tomatoes with Mixed Herb Dressing

Uncategorized | August 13, 2014 | By

It’s salad time!  Gardens, markets and supermarkets are full of lovely salad vegetables and they all taste so much better with a simple herb dressing.  OXO Good Grips, have a couple of great new kitchen gadgets to help you along.  The new herb mincer in green features stainless steel blades and OXO’s trademark grip to keep hands safe when in use. Ideal for keen cooks who are not confident with their knife skills, the ergonomic handle allows for a smooth rocking action, mincing herbs with ease in all directions without bringing the blade away from your chopping board. The peaked lip cleverly gathers herbs into a neat pile ready to season food. Designed so that it can open partially to wipe the blades free of collected herbs when in use, the mincer also separates completely into two pieces for easy cleaning and is
dishwasher safe.  RRP £12 from John Lewis.


Making a quick dressing is easy with the OXO Good Grips Little Salad Dressing Shaker. The watertight Shaker offers a clean, neat and convenient way to mix, serve and store dressings, sauces and marinades. The top unscrews to reveal a wide opening ideal for adding a range of ingredients like oil, vinegar, mayonnaise, mustard, garlic, onions and spices. The Shaker is made of a BPA-free, break-resistant and dishwasher safe material. Once ingredients are added, screw the top on and shake to quickly mix dressings with no spills.  I love how the top lever flips back for pouring and forward to seal. You can use the airtight Shaker to store leftover dressing and sauce right inside the fridge.  RRP £10 from Lakeland 

Mixed Herb Salad Dressing 
50ml Fillipo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil
25 ml Fillipo Berio Balsamic Vinegar
1 tbsp  mixed herbs, finely chopped with the Oxo Good Grips Herb Mincer (I used chives, thyme and rosemary)
1/2 tsp sugar
salt & freshly ground pepper

Place all the ingredients into the Oxo Good Grips Salad Shaker and shake until the the mixture emulsifies, then pour over sliced heritage tomatoes, or other salad.

  1. Camilla Hawkins
    August 15, 2014

    I love fresh herbs in a salad dressing and that herb chopping gadget sounds really nifty!

  2. Karen S Booth
    August 16, 2014

    I love heirloom tomatoes and salads Janice – this looks like something Malcolm and I would love! Karen

  3. belleau kitchen
    August 16, 2014

    oooh, I like that natty little dressing pot! (and of course the toms too!)

  4. Emma Julia
    August 17, 2014

    Mmmm tasty, and so pretty!

  5. Choclette
    August 18, 2014

    Nice review Janice – I now want both of those gadgets. I'd love some decent toms too.

  6. Bintu @ Recipes From A Pantry
    August 18, 2014

    Ooooh I like the sound of that salad dressing shaker – plus I have been eyeing their potato peeler too.