Dijon Tarragon Vinaigrette : Healthy Recipe by Christy Morgan

Wednesday Aug 8 | BY |
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“Think outside the box when making salads so you never get tired of them.
And always make a delicious dressing to go on top.”

Now that warm weather has arrived, salads are making a frequent appearance in my day. I like to pile them high with greens and veggies in all colors of the rainbow. Take a stroll through your local farmer’s market and see what calls out to you. I’ve made the most delicious salads with fresh seasonal fruit thrown in as well. For extra protein, add chickpeas, nuts or seeds, and even cooked quinoa or brown rice.

I always make my own salad dressings from scratch. The bottled variety most times has too much oil, salt and sugar for my tastes. I’ve written a guide to making your own salad dressings over on my blog, The Blissful Chef.

It’s really easy to make oil-free dressings with a combination of a few key ingredients. Today I share with you a dressing that uses tarragon, which I feel is a very underutilized herb. It has a wonderful refreshing flavor that adds a nice zig to any dish.

Makes about 1 cup.

¼ cup Dijon mustard
¼ cup water
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons dried tarragon
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon sea salt


Blend all ingredients or whisk by hand until well combined. Toss with a beautiful salad.

Christy Morgan

Christy Morgan

Christy Morgan, known as The Blissful Chef, has been tantalizing tastebuds for years as a private chef and cooking instructor in Los Angeles, California. Now she’s in Austin, Texas offering cooking classes and health programs for corporations and families. She wants you to feel and look your best by eating blissful meals that are fun, delicious, and nutrition-packed. Her first cookbook, Blissful Bites: Plant-Based Meals That Nourish Mind, Body and Planet is now available at Amazon and other locations where books are sold. To find out more about The Blissful Chef’s services, upcoming projects, recipes, and to read her blog, see her website, The Blissful Chef.


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  1. Jill says:

    That looks just like a dressing I love by Chef AJ called “Take 5”! It is delicious! The mustard and the maple syrup go really well together. YUM.

  2. cindi says:

    looks really good…. i like her web site too.. ty

  3. PV says:

    Always looking for new salad dressing recipes. Thank you! After I found out Agave was high glycemic I switched to maple syrup as my sweetener. Glycemic too but not as much as agave. So I’m glad this recipe calls for maple syrup.

    Thank you Kevin! Thank you Ann-Marie!

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