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!

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The flavors of this dressing pair well with a Champagne or a Sauvignon Blanc.

tarragon-shallot-vinaigrette-copy-copy  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
Instructions:

  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.

french-style-tarragon-shallot-vinaigrette 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 a 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.

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