This summer, I fell in love with a new Magic Elixir that we called Charred Scallion Whole30 Dressing. We made it with my Summer Celebration Wedge Salad, but I’ve been putting it on so many other salads since! It’s the perfect creamy dressing that’s totally versatile.

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When to use Charred Scallion Dressing

Now one thing to know is this Whole30 dressing really packs a punch. It has a great garlic and onion forward flavor that is dreamy on top of a packed salad. While it would be tasty, this shouldn’t just be replacing your caesar dressing on a bed of greens. Use it for a salad that has lots of toppings and deliciousness. You’ll get so much more bang for your buck out of this amazing flavor.

summer celebration wedge salad

That being said, it would also be wonderful as a dip for vegetables or even perhaps tortilla or pita chips. Once you make it for your meal prep for the week, you’ll want to put it on everything. Trust me!

How to Make Your Dressing

What makes this Whole30 dressing taste so good is how easy it is to make! Start by charring your scallions. I grill 365 days a year, but if that’s not your jam, go ahead and sauté your onions for 6-7 minutes instead. You’ll achieve a very similar result!

scallion dressing prep

Once your onions are charred, put all of your ingredients including your Whole30 Mayo into a food processor and blend. Your result should be a lovely creamy dressing with some pieces of charred scallions in it. You don’t need to purée the dressing until smooth. Those bits of onion bring so much great texture to the sauce.

Once you have it blended, you are ready to put this on everything and anything. It’s perfect for Whole30 and meal prep, so make some for the week, keep it in the fridge, and enjoy! If you make this Whole30 Dressing, rate and review it below and let me know how you liked it! For more inspiration, sign up for our Friday Favorites newsletter, and follow along on Pinterest and Instagram to join in all the fun!

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Simple & Creamy Charred Scallion Dressing (Whole30)

  • Author: Teri Turner
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups
  • Category: Dressing
  • Method: Grill
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This Whole30 Charred Scallion Dressing is delicious on everything! It’s perfect for weekly meal prep. From a salad to sandwiches to a dip, it can make anything and everything that much more fabulous.


1 large bunch green scallions, about 6 ounces

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 teaspoon salt, divided

1 cup Whole30 mayo or regular mayonnaise

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar  

1 teaspoon pressed garlic

1 teaspoon hot sauce

Pinch of freshly ground black pepper


Heat the grill to 400°F.*


In a medium bowl, place the green onions. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil and season with salt. Using your hands or brush, spread the olive oil to coat completely.


When the grill is ready, cook the green onions until charred on one side for about 2 minutes. Flip and cook for another 2 minutes, for a total of 3 to 5 minutes. Remove and set aside. Roughly chop the green onions.


NOTE: Watch closely because they can burn easily depending on your grill and size of green onions.


Add the whole30 mayo or regular mayo to a food processor. Then add the charred green onions, apple cider vinegar, pressed garlic, hot sauce and black pepper. Pulse to combine for about 30 seconds. Using a spatula, push down all the sides and continue to pulse for about 30 more seconds until combined but not pureed until smooth.   Place in the refrigerator and set aside.


*If you are not using a grill, in a pan, heat a tablespoon of oil on medium high. Add your oiled and salted green onions and sauté until charred, about 6-7 minutes.

Keywords: whole30 dressing, whole30 scallion dressing