Tarragon Dressing for a Lettuce Salad

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Appears in

A Taste of Dreams

A Taste of Dreams

By Josceline Dimbleby

Published 1976

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  • the yolks of 2 hard-boiled eggs
  • wine vinegar
  • 1–2 teaspoons mild French mustard
  • olive oil
  • salt, black pepper
  • about 1 tablespoon of tarragon leaves – chopped finely


Crush the yolks to a paste in a bowl and add a teaspoon of wine vinegar, the mustard, about 1 level teaspoon of salt and a level dessertspoon of black pepper. Beat together thoroughly and then add gradually 6–8 tablespoons of olive oil and 1–2 teaspoons of wine vinegar. Taste to get it as you like it. Finally add the chopped tarragon and pour the dressing over a lettuce salad. If you like, scatter the egg whites, finely chopped, over the lettuce leaves.