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Creamy Tarragon Salad Dressing

Rated as 4.58 out of 5 Stars
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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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Ingredients

10 m servings 59
Original recipe yields 14 servings (1 3/4 cups)

Directions

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  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.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 59 calories; 5.4 2.8 0.2 0 202 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

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

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.

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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.

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!

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

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.

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

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 ...

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....

Yummy! I left out the water and xantham gum, and cut the salt by half. I didn't bother with the blender, just shook for a few minutes and then let it set overnight for the flavors to blend. Sw...

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 ne...