Creamy Shallot Dressing

Tangy and luscious, this creamy vinaigrette has an ideal balance of sweet and savory from honey tempered by buttermilk and Dijon. Use it to marinate chicken or fish, slather your greens with it, or use it as a dip for veggies.

Creamy Shallot Dressing
Photo: Photographer / Brie Passano, Food Stylist / Annie Probst, Prop Stylist / Holly Raibikis
Active Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins


  • ½ cup buttermilk

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallot

  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

  • 1 ½ teaspoons honey

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper


  1. Combine buttermilk, oil, vinegar, shallot, mustard, honey, salt and pepper in a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Cover and shake until completely combined.

To make ahead:

Refrigerate for up to 1 week. Shake before using.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

61 Calories
5g Fat
2g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Serving Size 2 Tbsp.
Calories 61
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Total Sugars 2g
Added Sugars 1g 2%
Protein 1g 2%
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Vitamin A 8IU 0%
Vitamin E 1mg 4%
Folate 2mcg 1%
Sodium 132mg 6%
Calcium 19mg 1%
Magnesium 2mg 0%
Potassium 33mg 1%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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