Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"After a good dinner, one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations." -Oscar Wilde

The refrigerator light goes on...

One of my favorite restaurants serves Indian food. They have the best sauces in the world and the chef uses roasted onions to make his sauces. This technique works well for the foundation of this dressing. You can add a lot of flavors to this using the roasted shallot as the base - tomato paste, sun dried tomato paste, mustard, chipotle paste....

The longer you roast the shallots the more depth of flavor they will have. If you want a soft, light dressing then don't let them caramelize too much. If you want an intense, sweet flavor with a lot of umami, roast them until they're caramel brown.



Roasted Shallot Vinaigrette

Servings: 4 | Serving size: about 1/4 cup (2 Tablespoons)

Cooking Time: 45 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

This dressing keeps well for 4-5 days. Note that cooking time does not include chilling time.

8 ounces shallots (peeled and left whole)
4 tsp olive oil (divided)
1/8 tsp dried tarragon
1/4 cup no salt added vegetable stock
2 Tbsp white wine vinegar
1/4 tsp salt

peeled shallots
Preheat the oven to 325°F.

Place the peeled shallots in a small sauce pan with 1 teaspoon of the olive oil.

Cover and place in the oven. Roast for 30 minutes.

Remove and place in a blender with the remaining 3 teaspoons olive oil, tarragon, vegetable stock, vinegar and salt.

Puree until smooth.


Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 1/4 cup (2 Tablespoons)

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 82 Calories from Fat 42
% Daily Value
Total Fat 5g 7%
    Saturated Fat 1g 2%
    Monounsaturated Fat 3g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 153mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 4%
    Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
    Sugars 0g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 12% Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 2% Iron 4%
Vitamin K 3 mcg Potassium 193 mg
Magnesium 12 mg