Shallot Vinaigrette

Makes about 1/2 cup

Homemade salad dressing is a great way to make a salad feel more special. This shallot vinaigrette elevates the simplest of greens with bursts of tangy flavor.


  • 2 tablespoons champagne vinegar

  • 1 ½ teaspoons Dijon mustard

  • 1 small shallot, minced

  • Coarse salt

  • Freshly ground pepper

  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Combine vinegar, mustard, shallot, 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl and whisk to combine. Whisking constantly, add oil in a slow, steady stream until oil is incorporated and mixture is emulsified. Serve immediately.

    David M. Russell
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