French Tarragon Shallot Vinaigrette

This is a refreshing summer style French Tarragon Shallot Vinaigrette.  This dressing is great drizzled onto roasted vegetable, mixed into a potato salad, tossed with a green salad or dip some crusty French bread into it!

French Tarragon Shallot Vinaigrette The flavors of this dressing pair well with a Champagne or a Sauvignon Blanc.


French Tarragon Shallot Vinaigrette Recipe:

Approx. – 1 3/4 Cup

  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Tarragon – roughly chopped
  • 2 Medium Shallots – minced
  • 3 – 4 Cloves Garlic – minced
  • 1 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Champagne Vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice – fresh squeezed
  • 1 Teaspoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Teaspoon Sea Salt or to taste
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Black Pepper


  Add mustard, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper to a medium bowl and whisk together.  Next whisk in the vinegar, tarragon, shallots and slowly whisk in the olive oil.  Shake well before serving.


Health Benefits:

Tarragon herb is one of the highest antioxidant food sources.  It helps lower blood-glucose levels, which helps with low blood sugar.  It helps in the production of bile by the liver thus making it a great digestive tonic.  It is a mild sedative and can help with insomnia anxiety and stress.  Tarragon is great for the health and function of the eyes.  It helps prevent clot formation inside the tiny blood vessels of heart and brain protecting from heart attack and stroke.  It is rich in vitamins C, A and B-complex.  An excellent source of minerals like calcium, manganese, iron, magnesium, copper, potassium, and zinc.

*Tarragon should not be used while pregnant or nursing.


  1. […] 3. French Tarragon Shallot Vinaigrette This is a vinaigrette with a fancy name which may seem like you’re taking Paleo to the gourmet level. But in actuality it has just a handful or so of ingredients and it keeps things pretty simple with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Champagne Vinegar. The vinegar gets its name because it’s made by using the same types of grapes used to make champagne, so it’s not just a phony title. The tarragon, shallots, and garlic all do well to make this a treat for your taste buds, and poured over a kale or spinach salad make it easy to top up on your veggies. […]

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