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

14
Original recipe yields 14 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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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Nutrition Facts

58.6 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 2.8g 1% DV; fat 5.4g 8% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 201.8mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2011
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/08/2011
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. Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2011
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. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2010
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! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2012
This was really good. I only used 1/4 cup of water and it came out perfect. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/07/2011
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2010
The celery seed was an interesting addition but it was good. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/19/2011
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2013
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. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2016
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. Sweet tangy and spicy. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2015
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! Read More