RECIPE: Looking for: vidalia onion & tomato salad dressing
We are looking for a vidalia onion & tomato dressing, like that sold here:
We've bought it from other vendors before too. Its way too expensive though, and it just seems we end up recycling a lot of glass from this. We can easily make up a good sized batch of it for the cost of one bottle, if I have a reasonable recipe.
I've looked on the net, and found really only ONE recipe for such a dressing - this one below, repeated in many places.
It comes out with the proper texture, but the flavor is way off. The cilantro seemed to really come through, and there is no strong cilantro flavor in the store bought version. As importantly, our version tasted way too much like spaghetti sauce. I assume this was partly the basil. I also recall that with a few days aging, the cilantro flavoring died off a bit, but it was just as strongly good on spaghetti as the day we made it.
I know that we can just drop out the basil and cilantro, but it might be a bit bland then. Has anyone got a better recipe for this? Really, I assume I just need to know what spices/flavorings to use. Or could it be what kind of tomato we use?
Thanks for any ideas,