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Blue Dragon Sweet Chilli Vinaigrette

UK SHALLOTSThis recipe for Blue Dragon Sweet Chilli Vinaigrette has been reproduced courtesy of

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Not only that, but shallots are a rich source of vitamins A,B and E and have twice the levels of vitamin C in onions. What’s more, shallots’ vitamin C content is double when eaten raw, for example, in salads.

Shallots are also a great source of potassium which is important for maintaining a stable blood pressure and they are low in sodium. And if that’s not enough reasons for buying shallots, they contain Allicin which is thought to help lower blood cholesterol levels, promote good heart health and stimulate the body’s immune system!

UK Shallots are a fantastic addition to healthy dishes adding a unique, piquant flavour and can liven up and bring a certain ‘pizazz’ to even the most sensible healthy salads, sandwiches, soups and suppers!

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Ingredients for Blue Dragon Sweet Chilli Vinaigrette

1 tbsp Blue Dragon Sweet Chilli Dipping sauce with kaffir lime
1.5 tbsp malt vinegar
½ tsp lemon juice
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp shallots, finely chopped
Pinch black pepper

How to make Blue Dragon Sweet Chilli Vinaigrette

  • To make the Blue Dragon Sweet Chilli Vinaigrette, combine all the ingredients except the black pepper.
  • Lightly toss salad leaves of your choice with the dressing, sprinkle with black pepper and serve.


  • You can make the salad more substantial by adding grilled chicken, prawns or fish..

Serves 2

Blue Dragon Sweet Chilli Vinaigrette

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