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Dijon Shallot Apple Cider Vinaigrette

An authentic French Dijon vinaigrette with shallot for garlicky bite and apple cider vinegar for a seasonal tartness. Perfect on any salad, and especially seasonal salads that include winter fruit and nuts or seeds.
Course Salad Dressing
Cuisine American, Vegan
Keyword apple cider, dijon shallot, salad dressing, vinaigrette
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 151kcal
Author Cheryl Malik


  • 3 teaspoons quality Dijon mustard
  • 3 teaspoons quality apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 medium shallot or 1 whole small shallot minced
  • 1 tbsp neutral oil or olive oil a little less than 1/2 cup
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt or kosher salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper to taste


  • In a measuring cup with handle, mix the Dijon mustard and apple cider vinegar with a small whisk. Slowly add in the oil, a few drops at a time, whisking constantly. It helps to place a towel underneath the measuring cup! Ensure that you fully emulsify (dissolve the liquids and oil to smoothness) the oil before adding much more. Add enough oil to measure 1/2 cup total. Add in the minced shallot and stir.
  • Add in a few pinches of salt and a bit of freshly ground pepper and taste (try dipping a piece of lettuce in the dressing for a more accurate taste than straight off a spoon). Adjust seasonings to taste.


Serve right away or refrigerate up to one week.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 2499mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Iron: 1mg | Net Carbs: 3g