Garrett's smoked tomato dressing

Yield: 3 cups

Measure Ingredient
1 large Fresh tomato (8 oz.); peeled
2½ tablespoon Olive oil
¾ teaspoon Liquid Smoke
2 tablespoons Sugar
¼ teaspoon Salt
⅛ teaspoon Fresh garlic; finely diced
1 teaspoon Capers; finely diced drained
1⅔ cup Mayonnaise
2 \N To 3 tb. fresh parsley finely diced

Cut tomato in half horizontally. Squeeze out all juice and discard.

Chop tomato into bite-size pieces.

In a bowl, combine olive oil, Liquid Smoke, sugar, salt and garlic.

Add chopped tomato. Marinate 45 minutes.

After marinating, place tomato mixture in container of blender and blend 1 to 2 minutes. Add capers, mayonnaise and parsley. Blend an additional 3 to 5 minutes. Refrigerate.

Colombo wrote: "I have had several requests for this recipe and, after testing, can understand why. Those who prefer a tangy dressing may want to cut back on the sugar." From Garrett's Restaurant, as requested by Janice Joslin/La Grange, KY, who described this as being a "sweet version of Thousand Island dressing," in Alice Colombo's 02/08/95"Cook's Corner" column in "The (Louisville, KY) Courier-Journal." Pg. C5. Electronic format by Cathy Harned. Submitted By CATHY HARNED On 08-01-95

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