Make this easy and tangy salad dressing by mixing together crème fraîche, lemon zest, lemon juice, and tarragon. You’ll have a creamy dressing that goes well with chunky, substantial salads or makes a great dip for things like carrot chips.

Game plan: The dressing can be made up to 1 day ahead, covered, and stored in the refrigerator.

  • Yield: About 1 cup
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Total: 10 mins

Ingredients (6)

  • 1 cup crème fraîche
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest (from about 2 medium lemons)
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (from about 1 medium lemon)
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh tarragon leaves
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Place all of the ingredients in a small bowl and stir to combine. If not using immediately, cover and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 day.