French Vinaigrette Recipe Video

French Vinaigrette made with shallots, Dijon mustard and red wine vinegar.


Preparation Time10 MinDifficulty LevelVery Easy
Health IndexAverageCuisine
VegetarianMain Ingredient


 Shallots1 Tablespoon, minced
 Dijon mustard1 Tablespoon
 Red wine vinegar2 Tablespoon
 Kosher salt2 Pinch (as needed, to taste)
 Black pepper1 Dash, freshly crushed (as needed, to taste)
 Extra virgin olive oil6 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 872 Calories from Fat 846

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 91 g140.2%

Saturated Fat 6.5 g32.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 504.4 mg21%

Total Carbohydrates 4 g1.3%

Dietary Fiber 0.62 g2.5%

Sugars 0 g

Protein 2 g3.2%

Vitamin A 3.6% Vitamin C 2.4%

Calcium 0.9% Iron 2.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) In a deep stainless steel bowl, add the minced shallots, Dijon mustard, red wine vinegar, kosher salt and black pepper to taste.
2) Stir the ingredients with a wire whisk until nicely combined.
3) Slowly drizzle and whisk in the extra virgin olive oil until thoroughly mixed and creamy.

4) Use the French Vinaigrette over salad greens, grilled chicken, steamed vegetables, avocados, or as a marinade for grilled foods. Keeps for two weeks in the refrigerator.

Editors Review

If you dig for a fresh, restaurant-like salad at home, then this French style dressing would add a dash of bistro-like flair to your greens. Chef Keith Snow shares an extremely simple vinaigrette dressing that combines shallots and Dijon mustard with red wine vinegar. Scrumptious to the hilt!