Shallot Vinaigrette Recipe

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  • 5 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: (6 servings)

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.

What You'll Need

  • 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)

How to Make It

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

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 167
Total Fat 18 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Unsaturated Fat 13 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 5 mg
Carbohydrates 1 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Protein 0 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)