Home > Recipes > Cooking Methods > 30 Minutes
February 10, 2020

by Alyssa

The Best Shallot Dressing Recipe

Jump To Recipe

This is hands down the BEST shallot dressing recipe you'll ever make! It uses just a few simple ingredients, tastes amazing and goes well with all types of salads!

Best Shallot Dressing Recipe

We love salads at our house. We make them almost daily, but we also find they can get a little boring after a while. So rather than changing up our salad recipe every day, we've decided to focus on our dressings.

If you've followed along for a while then you know I love tahini dressings. I have a go-to recipe that is absolutely delicious, and while I love it, Matt's not a fan of creamy dressings all the time. He usually makes his Spicy Lemon Vinaigrette recipe that we shared in our salad dressing post, BUT… he's come up with a new one that is absolutely DELISH!

It's this amazing shallot dressing recipe and it couldn't be easier to make. It uses just a few simple ingredients, takes about 3 minutes to make and goes well with pretty much everything. And I've got some ideas linked down at the end for you to try if you're ready to make it right now!

Ingredients for Shallot Salad Dressing

Ingredients for Shallot Salad Dressing

One of the reasons why I love this salad dressing is how simple it is to make. The only “strange” ingredient is the shallot, but if you clicked on this recipe then you likely already have one on hand. Everything else I bet is already on hand!

Here's what you'll find inside this shallot vinaigrette:

  • Olive oil: I use extra virgin since it has the best flavor
  • Red wine vinegar: we love the depth of flavor with red wine vinegar, but you could also use apple cider or white wine. All three work and taste delish!
  • Diced shallot: the key to the perfect shallot dressing is finely chopped shallot. You only need a small one!
  • Mustard: another secret to his dressing is mustard because it adds a little zing and depth of flavor.
  • Lemon juice: we almost always use lemon in our recipes and while you don't technically need it, it really helps elevate the flavor.
  • Red pepper flakes: for those of you who love a little kick, add this in. If not, skip it!

And to finish everything off, we add salt and pepper to round out the recipe!

How to make Shallot Salad Dressing Recipe

How to make this Shallot Dressing Recipe

One of the things I love about this recipe is that it only takes a few minutes to make. The only “tricky” part is cutting up your shallot, and even that won't take you much time.


You'll start by dicing up your shallot. If you're not sure how to dice a shallot, check out this video!


Add everything into a jar. We love using mason jars for our dressings because you can shake mix them and store them in the same place. This recipe is made in an 8oz jelly jar and it fits perfectly.


Shake it up! Once you've added everything into the jar, screw on the lid and shake it all up. Then you're ready to dress your salads!

Easy Shallot Salad Dressing Recipe

Vinaigrette vs. Dressing: What's the Difference?

Most people online are searching for shallot vinaigrette, but I really only associate that word with balsamic. Everything else I call a dressing.

So what technically is the difference between a vinaigrette and dressing? A vinaigrette is something that is made with oil, vinegar, and other flavorings. A dressing is more encompassing and can include things like ranch, caesar, etc. So technically a vinaigrette is a dressing, but a dressing doesn't necessarily mean vinaigrette. Does that make sense?

Now it's time for you to stop by store-bought dressings and start making them at home. They're SO easy, they're way healthier and they keep for quite a while. So I hope you try our best shallot salad dressing and props to Matt for creating it. I guess technically we should be calling this Matt's Shallot Salad Dressing ?

Let me know if you want to see more of his recipes!



Easy Healthy Shallot Vinaigrette Recipe

Ways to use Our Best Shallot Dressing Recipe

Best Shallot Dressing Recipe

This is hands down the BEST shallot dressing recipe you'll ever make! It uses just a few simple ingredients, tastes amazing and goes well with all types of salads!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 52kcal
Print Pin
Best Shallot Dressing Recipe
4.86 from 7 votes



  • Start by dicing the shallot into small pieces.
  • Add all the ingredients into a glass mason jar or small bowl, and whisk everything together.
  • Allow to sit for at least 5 minutes, then use it as you'd like!
  • Store in a fridge for 2 - 3 weeks.



Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 52kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 8mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Iron: 1mg
Shallot Vinaigrette Recipe

shop this post

rate this recipe

no comments

share what you make

Tag #simplyquinoa on Instagram with your creations! We love sharing what you make with the community. We can’t wait to see!

About Alyssa

Hey there, I’m Alyssa Rimmer, a certified Holistic Nutritionist, yoga-lover, dog mom, and founder of Simply Quinoa. It’s nice to meet you! I created SQ as a way to provide solutions for women just like me, who were struggling to find helpful information about how to live a healthy and fulfilled life. My hope is that you will find inspiration here on SQ – in my story, in my recipes, in the hundreds of wellness articles, and in our amazing community. Welcome!

Interested in Healthy Eating? Grab our 7-Day Vegan Meal Plan!

With a week’s worth of simple and healthy meals, Eat Clean will help you see just how easy living a life full of whole foods can be. Recipe are 100% gluten-free and vegan!

no comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


5 Secrets to Cooking with Quinoa

New tips for making ultra-delicious quinoa dishes!

  • Please check this box to confirm your consent in the collection and secure storage of this data, as described in our Privacy Policy.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Welcome to Simply Quinoa! Our mission is to help women be well + truly healthy.

This is a community that celebrates your own unique health journey, no matter where you are on your path. We will encourage you, inspire you and support you every step of the way.