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How To Make Homemade Salad Dressing With Tarragon and Mustard

Updated on May 2, 2011
Garlic, lemon and tarragon for a homemade salad dressing / Photo by E. A. Wright
Garlic, lemon and tarragon for a homemade salad dressing / Photo by E. A. Wright
Mesclun / Photo by E. A. Wright
Mesclun / Photo by E. A. Wright

Homemade Salad Dressing

Making salad dressing at home is a quick task that allows for endless flavor possibilities. This recipe is for a simple oil and vinegar dressing that is enlivened with garlic, lemon and tarragon.


Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup oil
  • 1/3 cup vinegar rice wine
  • 1 T Dijon mustard
  • 2 T dried tarragon
  • 1/2 t dried thyme
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 1 t sugar
  • 1/8 t pepper
  • 2 crushed garlic cloves
  • 1 T fresh Meyer lemon juice
  • Mesclun or other salad greens


What To Do

  1. Combine the oil and vinegar and shake together.
  2. Add all the other ingredients and shake together again.
  3. Pour lightly over the salad greens and sprinkle with additional dried tarragon.

About Mesclun

Mesclun literally means "a mix," so any combination of tender salad greens will do. If you want to try harvesting your own, salad greens grow fairly quickly from seed and will thrive indoors on a windowsill.

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