Creamy Tarragon Salad Dressing


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.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
1 3/4 cups


  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • cup white vinegar

  • 1 clove garlic

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum

  • cup vegetable oil

  • ¾ cup water

  • teaspoon celery seed

  • teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • ½ teaspoon cracked black pepper

  • ¾ teaspoon dried tarragon

  • 2 teaspoons brown mustard seed


  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
5g Fat
3g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 14
Calories 59
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Sodium 202mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 17mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 6mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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