In a word AWESOME! I can think of a lot of uses for this. Made it for salad, but it would be awesome on chicken or steak! I made small containers of it to take for the week. The next time I will make a double batch....just fantastic flavor. Don't sweat too much if you don't have a shallot. I used Vidalia onion in mine and it came out just as good! :)
Make sure it let it sit at least a day before using. The flavors are good together and I don't like honey mustard.
I have an Aerogarden, a hydroponic system. I grow basil year round, and I always have an abundance so I'm constantly looking for ways to use it up. This recipe is awesome! I use lemon juice instead of the red wine vinegar, and I add a piece of fresh ginger. It is wonderful on salads or when used as a marinade, or grilling sauce for vegetables, fish/seafood and chicken.
Seriously amazing flavor. I love this dressing on salads, over grilled veggies or drizzled over chicken/steak/shrimp. AKA I'll put it on just about anything -- it's that good.