Easy & Refreshing
Tarragon Vinaigrette

This Tarragon Vinaigrette is a herb infused oil that gets better after being refrigerated for a few days, as is the case with any herb infused oil vinaigrette.






This herb will stimulate your appetite making it a perfect vinaigrette for your appetizer salads. It can be served over any fresh greens but I prefer it on a Spring Mix (or Mesclun Mix) salad.

I find that this vinaigrette recipe pairs very well with the combination of baby lettuces and the tart radicchio.



Vinaigrette Recipe for Tarragon

Ingredients:

  • 3 Tbsp (45 ml) fresh tarragon leaves - minced
  • 1/2 Tbsp (7.5 ml) garlic - minced
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp (22.5 ml) Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5 ml) salt
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5 ml) black pepper
  • 3 Tbsp (45 ml) balsamic vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp (45 ml) extra virgin olive oil


Method:

1. Put all of the vinaigrette ingredients in a mason jar or jam jar and shake vigorously. (Alternatively you can beat all the ingredients with a wire whisk in a small bowl.)

2. Store, your vinaigrette in a well sealed container, in the refrigerator.

Yield: this vinaigrette recipe makes about 3/4 cup



Did you know

- that Tarragon is also known as "dragon wart".

- that tarragon is used in the Mediterranean area as a culinary herb, as well as in many other infused vinaigrette.

- that tarragon is rich in anti oxidants, which helps keep us healthy

- that tarragon was used in ancient medicines to stimulate your appetite

- that tarragon is used today to combat anorexia.

- that a tarragon vinaigrette, used daily, can help prevent blood clots, thereby helping to prevent strokes and heart attacks.

- that tarragon can help lower blood sugar levels and to maintain them at a normal level.

- that tarragon has numerous vitamins and minerals which our bodies need.

- that tarragon has been used as an anti septic and anesthetic.

- that tarragon tea can help relieve insomnia.






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