Easy Homemade Shallot Vinaigrette

Siriusly Hungry
by Siriusly Hungry
12 cups
10 min

Skip the store and make this easy homemade shallot vinaigrette instead. This recipe is not only easy, it only takes under 10 minutes of prep to create a dressing thats versatile enough to be used for more than just dressing salads.

Include the easy recipe into your food prep rotation and use this vinaigrette on salads, in marinades or as a tasty base for quick dips or sandwich spreads all week long. Your taste buds and pockets will thank you you 😉

Mise En Place for Easy Homemade Shallot Vinaigrette


  • Chefs knife
  • Cutting board
  • Measuring spoons
  • Measuring cups
  • 16 oz mason jar with lid


  • Shallots – related to onions but are smaller and have a milder flavor.
  • Garlic
  • Dijon mustard
  • Red wine vinegar
  • lemon
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper

Let’s make this Easy Shallot Vinaigrette!


First things first. Affix your cutting board to a flat surface with a damp paper towel. Peel and mince your shallot. You want it to be really small pieces, but not a paste. Mince or grate your garlic. I prefer grated, this way it sorta melts into the homemade vinaigrette. Finally, juice the lemon and measure out the vinegar and oil.


There’s no cooking here, just place all ingredients into your mason jar and screw the lid on. Shake vigorously! Thats it, all done. Taste for salt and pepper and adjust seasoning if need be.


Pour this easy homemade shallot vinaigrette on your fave salads – leafy, pasta, grain, anything goes. Use it marinate chicken or fish, drizzle on steamed fish (yum!) or veggies, or mix with mayo, yogurt or sour cream for a quick and easy dip / sandwich spread.

Need a lil Inspo? Then try my chicken, mixed greens and raw cauliflower salad – just swap out the caesar vin. or my roast salmon w/ tomato vin, yea you guessed it, swap out the tomato vin.

The possibilities are endless! Enjoy!


What are shallots?

  • shallots are in the allium family, which means they are related to onions, garlic and chives.

How do I buy shallots?

  • look for bulbs that are firm.

Whats a good sub for shallots?

  • You can sub in any onion, although I find yellow onions to be the best in terms of flavor. I find this article by The Kitchn helpful in choosing how much to sub.

How long does a homemade vinaigrette last in the fridge?

  • homemade vinaigrette in an air tight container with a lid can last for up to 2 weeks in the fridge.
Easy Homemade Shallot Vinaigrette
Recipe details
  • 12  cups
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 10 min
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  • 1 lg shallot , minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper

Add all ingredients to a mason jar. Screw the lid on and shake vigorously.
  • The amount of vinegar used and the salt and pepper can be adjusted to taste.
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