Bobby Flay's Sweet-and-Sour Dressing

October 10, 2019
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Photo by Ed Anderson
Author Notes

Perfect for drizzling over fried green tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella, this dressing was on the inaugural menu at Bar Americain and often shows up at summer lunches at Bobby Flay's house in the Hamptons.

Reprinted from Bobby At Home. Copyright © 2019 by Boy Meets Grill, Inc. Photographs copyright © 2019 by Ed Anderson. Published by Clarkson Potter, an imprint of Penguin Random House, LLC.


  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Cook time 5 minutes
  • Serves 2
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped to a paste with the side of a chef’s knife
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons clover honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large scallion, finely chopped
In This Recipe
  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a small sauté pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until soft, about 1 minute. Add the tomato paste and cook until the color deepens and the paste becomes fragrant, about 1 minute. Transfer to a medium bowl and let cool.
  2. Add the vinegar, lemon juice, ketchup, mustard, honey, salt, and pepper to the bowl with the tomato paste and whisk until smooth. While whisking, slowly drizzle in the oil and whisk until emulsified, then fold in the scallion. Let sit at room temperature while you prepare the salad to allow the flavors to meld. The dressing can be made up to 1 day in advance and stored, tightly covered, in the refrigerator.

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