Simple & Creamy Charred Scallion Dressing (Whole30)
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.
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.
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!
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!Print
Simple & Creamy Charred Scallion Dressing (Whole30)
- 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
This was wonderful. I didn’t have enough scallion so I also added some beautiful cilantro and dill to make it more of an herby dressing. I am going to serve it with a beet and candied walnut salad
I have been whole30ish for 6 years and for 6 years I have missed my Ranch dressing…until now!!! Charred scallion dressing is outstanding! It is fresh, easy to make and delish! Thank you!!!!!!
You’re so welcome… And we have more where that came from
Just made this while watching the game and it is absolutely delicious! I was thinking ok how good could it be and OMG I cannot wait to eat it on everything!! I used old bay hot sauce and it adds the perfect kick. Thank you so much for this simple and delicious recipe!
Dressing is absolutely delicious.. I’ve made it several times and the only question I would have is how best to thin it down so it’s more pourable?
Oh just add a tablespoon of water at a time… And keep going until it’s the right consistency for you. Just do a tablespoon of water and blend
This is phenomenal and so easy. The perfect summer dressing for salad and grilled veggies. We will make this again and again.
Thank you so much, Amy! This is one of my favorites. I’m so glad you enjoyed!
I LOVE your recipes! I am making something new each week from your site! I do have two questions though: (1) Can I use my Vitamix for this recipe? – I threw out my antiquated food processor when I bought it as I only have so much space in my tiny 1948 kitchen! (2) Your recipe calls for the salt to be divided and yet I see no second mention of the salt (or why it is divided) after you use it on the onions prior to charring them on the grill. Am I missing something somewhere?
Thank you !!
This is a WINNER. I had piles of scallions to use up and remembered Teri posting this. It’s fresh, savory, and so delicious. I’m going to dress our wedge salads with it tonight, but will use the leftovers for a fresh veggie dip. Thanks Teri!
Omg!!!! This is sooo good! I have waist high scallions in my garden (I’m having an amazing season!) so this is a perfect use for them. Just delicious!
This is my new favorite dressing and so easy! I don’t grill the scallions instead I just sauté in a pan until they are nice and charred. Delish!
Is there any way to achieve this in the oven? Unfortunately, my apartment does not allow us to use grills on our balcony.
You can try broiling it. Keep an eye because it will burn fast and make sure you’re turning it.
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