Having a good supply of homemade salad dressing recipes is essential in our house because we get lots of greens every week from our farm share. My children are generally happy to eat salad as long as they like the dressing, but I need to rotate different dressings so they don’t get bored with the same one over and over.
A big salad with lots of different veggies is one of my favorite meals, and I love so many different dressings. Many people say that homemade dressing tastes superior to the store-bought version, but I actually love the taste of bottled salad dressing. However, I usually make homemade dressing for several reasons:
- It doesn’t contain a laundry list of questionable ingredients.
- You only make as much as you need.
- You can tweak the flavor until you get it just right.
- It costs less than store-bought dressings.
This shallot vinaigrette is simple to make and the flavor is wonderful. You can adjust the proportions to your taste. Check out my Greek yogurt ranch dressing and my honey lemon lime dressing for some other ideas to dress up your next salad.
$.18 per serving
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 tbs red wine vinegar or lemon juice
- 1 tbs diced shallot
- 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
Combine the ingredients in a jar. Shake well to combine. Taste it and adjust the flavoring as needed.
Store any extra dressing in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Shallot Vinaigrette Price Breakdown
This makes 1/3 cup of dressing and the total cost is $.53, or $.18 per serving. If you want to eat more greens, get into the habit of making homemade salad dressing from ingredients you keep on hand.