Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Avoid this recipe if you are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"A well-made salad must have a certain uniformity; it should make perfect sense for those ingredients to share a bowl."
-Yotam Ottolenghi

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Salad dressing should not be too complex in my opinion. Liquids such as oil and something acidic or creamy ingredients like yogurt, sour cream, mayonnaise combined with simple seasonings work perfectly for a rich and creamy dressing.

Vinaigrette is the epitome of this: simple oil and vinegar, whisked together until smooth and accompanied by herbs, mustard, or other flavors.

In this recipe, the combination of the creamy goat cheese and tart buttermilk go perfectly with the fragrant tarragon and lemon. You can substitute other herbs for the tarragon to create great variations on this, including basil, thyme, or marjoram. Fresh herbs will really enhance the flavor and you would want to use about three times as much - for every one teaspoon of dried herbs use three teaspoons of fresh.


Buttermilk Tarragon Salad Dressing

Servings: 4 | Serving size: 1/4 cup (2 Tablespoons)

Cooking time: 15 minutes (does not include chilling time)

This recipe can easily be multiplied and keeps well, tightly sealed in the refrigerator, for up to a week.

1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tsp. lemon zest
1/2 lemon (juiced)
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. dried tarragon
1 ounce goat cheese
1/2 tsp. honey

Buttermilk Tarragon Salad Dressing recipes from Dr. Gourmet

Place the buttermilk, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, tarragon, goat cheese, and honey in a mini-chopper or blender.

Process until smooth.

Chill well before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 2 tablespoons

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 27 Calories from Fat 14
% Daily Value
Total Fat 1.5g 2%
    Saturated Fat 1g 5%
    Monounsaturated Fat 0g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 118mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 1%
    Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
    Sugars 1g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 2% Iron 0%
Vitamin K 0mcg Potassium 32mg