Warm Bacon Shallot Dressing

glass jar of bacon shallot dressign surrounded by greens and pieces of bacon.

With just 5 ingredients, this simple, warm dressing flavored with bacon fat and shallots is a delicious way to dressing all of your favorite salads!


  • 2 tbsp bacon grease, warmed
  • 1 tbsp minced shallot
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly cracked pepper


  1. If your bacon grease has cooled, warm it back up either on the stove or in the microwave for  about 15-20 seconds.
  2. Mince the shallot.
  3. In a jar, add the warmed bacon grease, shallot, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, olive oil, salt and pepper. Whisk or shake to combine. 
  4. Use immediately on your favorite salad. If the dressing separates, stir or shake just before using.


  • I use 3 pieces of thick cut bacon to yield enough grease for the dressing. If you don't have quite enough, you can add a little extra olive oil.
  • Store dressing in an airtight jar or other container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. The bacon grease will solidify in the refrigerator. Simply heat it back up in the microwave for about 30 seconds or gently on the stove when you're ready to use it.

Keywords: bacon dressing, bacon shallot dressing, warm bacon dressing