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Shallot Vinaigrette




Photo © Molly Watson
Minced shallots and sherry vinegar lend a real kick of flavor to this easy vinaigrette-style salad dressing. Have trouble tracking down sherry vinegar? Try a good-quality red wine vinegar instead.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 shallot
  • 1 Tbsp. sherry vinegar (red wine vinegar works too)
  • 1/2 tsp.salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. ground mustard
  • 3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil


  1. Mince shallot and put in a small bowl, a jar, or the bottom of a large salad bowl if you plan to make the salad soon.
  2. Add vinegar, salt, pepper, and mustard. Whisk (or shake jar) to combine. Let sit at least 10 minutes.
  3. Whisk in olive oil. Use the same day or cover and chill for up to a week (let come to room temperature before using).

Makes enough Shallot Vinaigrette for 6 to 8 cups lettuce.

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