Creamy Tarragon Dressing

This creamy homemade dressing features fresh tarragon for a full-bodied flavor that pairs well with roasted vegetables.  Chill remaining dressing, and use it the next day on a salad.



Makes about 3/4 cup

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes


1/4 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
1/2 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons finely chopped green onion
1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon


1. Whisk together first 6 ingredients in a small bowl until combined. Gradually whisk in oil in a slow, steady stream, whisking constantly until smooth. Whisk in green onion and tarragon. Use immediately, or store in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 2 days. Let chilled dressing stand 30 minutes before using.

Barbara Hahn, Park Hills, Missouri,

Southern Living

April 2008
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