Mustard-Shallot Vinaigrette

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This is a French-inspired vinaigrette recipe that I love to use for hearty, rustic salads. Once you’ve made a jar of this, you’ll never go back to store-bought salad dressing.

Mustard-Shallot Vinaigrette

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: Makes roughly 3/4 cups

Mustard-Shallot Vinaigrette


  1. 1/4 cup minced shallot
  2. 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  3. 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  4. 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  5. Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Shake ingredients together in a tight-sealing jar. Refrigerate for up to 5 days.

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  • mountainrn

    That looks very good – gonna try it tonight, drizzled over green beans frozen from the farm last summer. I was in your neck of the woods last Thursday/Friday. My husband had a conference in Napa so I tagged along. Gorgeous time of year and the sun was actually shining, the grass was coming up green, the mustard was blooming. I packed in a bunch of activities for my two days – Schramsberg (a recommendation from a friend I work with who used to live in Santa Rosa). A road trip from Napa to Healdsburg where I stopped whenever I wanted to take photos. Had lunch in Healdsburg – one of my friends up here told me her husband proposed to her in that town square. Mr. E recommended Vincent Arroyo Winery for the next day and what a great experience that was. Robert Louis Stevenson museum where we met the sweetest little lady who was docent – had a long conversation with her about our area, which she had visited. You are lucky to live in such a beautiful area just chock full of history and nice people. steph

  • Lia Huber

    Great idea to drizzle it over green beans. I’m so glad you had such a great time here! I was out of town last Thurs-Sun or I’d be really bummed to have missed you when you were here. Did you get a chance to see Mr. E?

  • mountainrn

    He is out of town too. :-) Thank goodness for email or I’d have missed Vincent Arroyo. I’m going to “open that bottle” tomorrow night – I got the 2007 Petite Syrah. My friend who recommended Schramsberg was appalled that it cost me $40 to go and felt bad that he recommended it to me but I enjoyed it and didn’t buy any sparkling wine so really . . . it all evened out because I spent $80 at Vincent Arroyo. :-) I told my husband – that’s your anniversary present to me (our 21st is April 23). Oh – the vinaigrette is very good – I’m taking some to work with me for the hospital salad bar.

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