Salad With Tarragon Vinaigrette

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Chef Pamela Jean

I learned to make this salad thirty years ago from my mother-in-law, who was born and raised in Paris. This is the best salad/dressing I've ever tasted and is always requested by friends and family.

Top Review by woodland hues

This IS a terrific dressing! Used a sweet onion and added spinach greens to the lettuce. Didn't have tarragon vinegar, so used 1 tbsp dried tarragon and white wine vinegar. Thanks for posting.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse and spin-dry lettuce, set aside.
  2. In large bowl, mix remaining ingredients. Add lettuce on top and place in refrigerator.
  3. Toss well before serving and top with croutons and/or cheese sprinkles, if desired.
  4. A few tips: You may want to add more or less salt, depending on how much lettuce you are using.
  5. You can also use 1/4 chopped onion in place of the shallots - shallots have a milder, sweeter taste that truly compliments the dressing but vidalia or purple onion would be a good substitute.
  6. You can also add radishes, chopped kale, and raw spinach greens to the lettuce before tossing.

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