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Creamy Tarragon Salad Dressing Recipe
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Creamy Tarragon Salad Dressing

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"Fresh garlic, tarragon, mustard seed, and celery seed flavor this easy-to-make creamy vinaigrette. During the summer, I use 2 teaspoons of fresh tarragon."

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Original recipe makes 1 3/4 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. Place the Dijon mustard, sugar, vinegar, garlic clove, and salt into a blender. Cover, and puree until the garlic has blended smooth. Sprinkle in the xanthan gum, and blend about 15 seconds to mix well. With the blender running, pour in the vegetable oil alternately with the water; blend until thick and creamy. Add the celery seed, red pepper flakes, black pepper, tarragon, and mustard seed; pulse until the spices are evenly distributed.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 01, 2011

I think this recipe is fantastic with one big alteration - add NO water. It tastes great without it and it becomes way too watery with the water. This is one of my staple dressings.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 07, 2011

Tastes good, but by no means is it creamy. Actually it's very watery. With 1/3 cup vinegar, 3/4 cup water and only 1/3 cup vegetable oil, can't imagine it can become creamy.

Feb 25, 2010

This dressing was the perfect complement to a salad of mixed spring greens & endive, chopped beets and feta cheese. Perfect balance of sweet, salty and bitter. Thanks, Falvor King!

Apr 11, 2012

This was really good. I only used 1/4 cup of water and it came out perfect.

Mar 02, 2010

The celery seed was an interesting addition, but it was good.

May 19, 2011

This tasted good but it's very far from being thick and creamy......watery is more like it. That said, I would probably make this again, but only when I'm dieting because it's only 57 calories per 1/8 cup serving, which is a very decent amount of dressing. I'd love to give this more stars for taste, but I'm only giving it two because as written it's deceptive. UPDATE: I tried this again using a bit of xantham gum as a thickener (which I got in bulk at Winco) and that did the trick. Fix the recipe and I'll give it more stars.

Apr 04, 2013

Seems that I forgot to mention the xanthan gum. This is meant to be a low calorie dressing made creamy by the xanthan gum. I emailed customer service and they made sure the recipe got corrected. By all means, leave out the gum and water if you'd like to make a regular vinaigrette dressing.

Aug 17, 2015

Instead of using celery seed and regular salt, I added celery salt. I did not add xanthan gum and used a mix of sesame oil and grape seed oils. I added less water than it called for and think next time I will omit water and add avacado. Yum!


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  • Calories
  • 59 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.8 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 5.4 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 202 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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