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Tarragon Balsamic Salad Dressing


Does your taste for salad dressing vary or do you only like one kind?

My default salad dressing is normally ranch but sometimes I also like to change off to an oil and vinegar.

The real vinegary kind that makes you pucker kind of like when eating dill pickles is sooo good.  Or at least my taste buds think so.

This balsamic salad dressing recipe is quite tangy and has the wonderful flavor of Tarragon.

It’s a light dressing that tastes especially delish when served over a seafood salad or a salad topped with…..wait, I’m not going to go any further or I’ll spill the beans on what my next recipe post will be.

Let’s just say this dressing is really good when served on a salad that is topped with a type of meat that’s a light orange color.  YUM.

So let’s check out the ingredients for this tasty dressing and stay tuned for a super delish salad to serve it with.

1 Tarragon-Balsamic-Vinegar-Salad-Dressing

White balsamic vinegar, olive oil, dried Tarragon leaves (or fresh Tarragon), salt, pepper, sugar and garlic powder.  And a small bit of water too.

Here’s how to make it.

In a small bowl or Mason jar…


…add the white balsamic vinegar,


olive oil,




garlic powder,


salt, pepper, and water.


If you’re not able to find fresh Tarragon no worries, the dried version works nicely too.


Add the Tarragon to the vinegar mixture.


Whisk away, or give it some good shakes if using a Mason jar.

Just before serving, whisk or shake the ingredients together.


Serve over a salad topped with fish, a combination of seafood, or serve over your favorite salad and…



Here are some more tasty salad dressing recipes:
Blue cheese and cilantro wedge salad  
Cilantro salad dressing
Spinach and nectarine salad with orange citrus vinaigrette

Tarragon Balsamic Salad Dressing

Yield: Makes about 1 cup


½ cup plus 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
½ cup olive oil
1 teaspoon sugar
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
½ teaspoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon chopped fresh Tarragon (or 1 teaspoon of dried Tarragon leaves)


In a small bowl or Mason jar, add the white balsamic vinegar, olive oil, sugar, salt, pepper, garlic powder, water, and Tarragon. Whisk together if using a bowl, or shake together if using a Mason jar. Just before serving, whisk or shake ingredients together. Serve over a salad topped with fish, seafood, or serve with your favorite salad.

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  1. Can you tell me the quantities for all of the ingredients as i have not made a dressing before and am not sure on amounts, just a rough guide would be good.


    • Hi Amanda, thank you so much for stopping by! The amount of ingredients are listed at the very bottom of the post. And they’re even printable if you like. Have a nice weekend!