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Shallot-Thyme Vinaigrette

Shallot-Thyme Vinaigrette

A Zesty Vinaigrette for drizzling on salads, vegetables – or for the ultimate pasta salad. Adds a burst of bright flavors

For a mild yet flavorful vinaigrette, cook garlic cloves slowly in extra virgin olive oil, add shallots

Marinate a colorful array of Tomatoes in Shallot-Thyme Vinaigrette ~ See recipe: Heirloom Tomatoes Over Pasta with Garlic Breadcrumbs and Shallot-Thyme Vinaigrette
Shallot-Thyme Vinaigrette

Shallot-Thyme Vinaigrette


⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil

5 medium cloves fresh garlic, peeled

1 large branch fresh thyme

1 tablespoon shallots, peeled, minced

3 tablespoons sherry vinegar, or red wine vinegar

4 cranks freshly cracked black pepper

¼ teaspoon sea salt

2 big pinches pure cane sugar



Add extra virgin olive oil to a small 6 – 8″ skillet.
Add garlic cloves and thyme branch, bring to a bare simmer.
Cook over the lowest heat for 5 minutes, until garlic is softened but not colored.
Remove from heat. After 3 minutes, when cooled down a bit – add the shallots. Set aside.


When cool, mash garlic on a cutting board – add to a small bowl.
Remove thyme leaves from the branch and chop up a bit, add to bowl.
Add vinegar, pepper, salt and sugar, stir to combine.


When the oil has cooled, drizzle in the mixture (with shallots) until emulsified.


Store in the refrigerator in a clean glass container.
Shake well before using.


Great with: Heirloom Tomatoes over Pasta with Garlic Breadcrumbs and Shallot-Thyme Vinaigrette.

See BLOG for many photos of this recipe, and more information.

This recipe may not be reproduced without the consent of its author, Karen Sheer.

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