Dijon Shallot Vinaigrette


Can we just talk about the fact that it is genuinely, no-joke feels like summer in Seattle right now? I know that technically summer starts in two weeks on the 21st but around here, yeah, well what most of the country thinks of as summer (you know warm temperatures and blue skies) doesn’t usually roll around this part of the woods until early July.

We have only lived here for a couple of years and I for one, have always been in denial that summer could possibly come so late so I am taking this as a sign that things are changing, for the better.

We have been barbecuing, eating meals outside, spending our free time playing on the nearby beautiful beaches and of course, eating a ton of fresh salads.

My usual salad dressing is good olive oil, some type of acid (vinegar, lemon juice, etc.) salt and pepper but every once in a while I feel like something different.

Dijon Shallot Vinaigrette from www.everydaymaven.com

This dressing is robust and tangy and perfect with a dinner salad topped with grilled salmon, shrimp or chicken. It can stand up to big ingredients like avocado and olives and a little goes a long way.

Enjoy the weekend!


  • These are the last of the beautiful photos that Pamela Bolig snapped during our photography lessons. Pretty right?
  • If you don’t have shallots, substitute one small clove of garlic.
  • I have also made this with white wine vinegar instead of apple cider vinegar and it’s really nice and a bit more mellow.
  • This dressing will keep about five days in the refrigerator.

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Dijon Shallot Vinaigrette
2 Points Plus Per Serving -- Individual Serving is 1 Tablespoon -- Recipe Makes 8 Tablespoons or ½ Cup
Serves: 8
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ⅛ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1½ teaspoons honey
  • 1 large shallot, finely chopped
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  1. Finely chop shallot and combine along with remaining ingredients in a mason jar or other glass jar with a tight fitting lid.
  2. Shake vigorously until well mixed. Serve and Enjoy!

Dijon Shallot Vinaigrette from www.everydaymaven.com

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  1. Pat Rose Thompson says

    I am eating this viniagrette right now, and I have to say it is surely one of the best I’ve ever tasted. The honey addition is brilliant! Thank you.

    • EverydayMaven says

      Thank you so much Pat – so glad you are enjoying it and I really appreciate you taking the time to let me know!

  2. says

    Nice vinaigrette! I don’t use cider vinegar enough in lettuce salads – I tend to automatically reach for wine vinegar. A mistake, because although wine vinegar is good stuff, cider vinegar has great flavor too. Really nice post – thanks.
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    • EverydayMaven says

      ACV has such great flavor and health benefits. I tried to use it on salad as often as my family will go along with 😉

  3. says

    Hooray for summer and salads! Wasn’t last night unbelievable? To be able to sit out on a warm evening is such a pleasure. Your vinaigrette sounds scrumptious and the photos are very pretty indeed. Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
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    • EverydayMaven says

      It really was – let’s hope we have a lot more weather like that these next couple of weeks!

    • EverydayMaven says

      I have to say, my mom is the queen of salad dressings so I usually try to talk her into making me huge mason jars full lol.

  4. says

    I literally just sat down to find some side ideas for tonight’s cookout… and saw this pop up. At 2 Pts per serving…. Definitely making it to top our salad. LOVE the bottle you used and need to find one of those! PS ~ YES those photos are stunning!!! Happy Friday Friend.
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