Shallot Vinaigrette Recipe

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  • Total: 5 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: (6 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
167 Calories
18g Fat
1g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: (6 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 167
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 24%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 5mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 0g
Calcium 2mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This shallot vinaigrette recipe is the house dressing for many French restaurants. It provides a great base and neutral, yet zippy flavor for numerous types of salads and grilled vegetable dishes. Try shallot dressing with contrasting flavors like salads featuring fruit, or enhance mild flavors, like zucchini.


  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard (Dijon)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper (ground)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil (extra light olive or canola)
  • 2 medium shallots (finely chopped)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. Place all ingredients in a jar and shake until the dressing is well blended.
  3. Alternately, you can vigorously whisk the ingredients in a small bowl until they are completed incorporated together.