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25 Best Tarragon Recipes for Every Season

Explore the world of tarragon recipes! This fragrant herb adds a unique flavor to dishes, making them irresistibly delicious – perfect for any occasion.

25 Best Tarragon Recipes for Every Season

Tarragon, with its slightly sweet and anise-like flavor, is a culinary gem that’s often overlooked. But once you start cooking with it, you’ll find it’s a versatile herb that can transform any meal into something special.

To help you discover the magic of tarragon, I’ve compiled a list of recipes that showcase its unique taste and aroma. These recipes are not only mouthwatering but also easy to make, regardless of your culinary skill level.

From appetizers to main courses, this collection offers a variety of ways to enjoy tarragon, including:

  • Flavorful tarragon chicken dishes
  • Refreshing salads with tarragon vinaigrettes
  • Creamy tarragon sauces for pasta and seafood
  • Vegetable sides enhanced with tarragon
  • Tarragon-infused soups and broths
  • Elegant fish and seafood recipes featuring tarragon
  • Tarragon butter for steaks and grilled meats
  • Delicate tarragon egg dishes for brunch

Each recipe has been carefully selected to ensure that tarragon’s unique flavor shines through, complementing and elevating the other ingredients.

Whether you’re a tarragon enthusiast or just getting acquainted with this herb, these recipes will inspire you to incorporate it into your cooking more often.

25 Best Tarragon Recipes for Every Season

1
Chicken with Tarragon Sauce
Chicken with Tarragon Sauce
This is comfort food at its finest. I cook it at least once a week and usually serve it with homemade mashed potatoes and sautéed fresh green beans. —Cher Schwartz, Ellisville, Missouri
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2
French Potato Salad
French Potato Salad
For a different, lighter take on the classic side, try this French potato salad. It’s flavored with fresh herbs and starts with a vinegar and olive oil base.
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3
Sauteed Tarragon Radishes
Sauteed Tarragon Radishes
Who says radishes only belong in salads? These sauteed radishes are cooked in wine and tarragon, and may just change the way you look at radishes forever. They can be served on their own, or added to your favorite au gratin recipe. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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4
Sheet-Pan Tilapia and Vegetable Medley
Sheet-Pan Tilapia and Vegetable Medley
Unlike some one-pan dinners that require precooking in a skillet or pot, this one uses just the sheet pan, period. —Judy Batson, Tampa, Florida
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5
Asparagus and Green Beans with Tarragon Lemon Dip
Asparagus and Green Beans with Tarragon Lemon Dip
Tarragon balances the tangy flavor from lemon in the creamy sauce covering the bright-colored asparagus and green beans. I serve this as a side dish as well as an appetizer.—Bonnie Hawkins, Elkhorn, Wisconsin
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6
Marinated Mushrooms & Artichokes
Marinated Mushrooms & Artichokes
I marinate mushrooms and artichokes in fresh tarragon, thyme and seasonings so they turn out tart, tangy and irresistible. —Marcia Doyle, Pompano, Florida
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7
Golden Beet and Peach Soup with Tarragon
Golden Beet and Peach Soup with Tarragon
One summer we had a bumper crop of peaches from our two trees, so I had fun experimenting with different recipes. After seeing a beet soup recipe in a cookbook, I changed it a bit to include our homegrown golden beets and sweet peaches. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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8
Herbed Cheese Wafers
Herbed Cheese Wafers
These bite-sized snacks are rich, buttery and full of flavor. You can serve them alone or with a dip.—Mildred Sherrer, Fort Worth, Texas
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9
Carrot Soup with Orange & Tarragon
Carrot Soup with Orange & Tarragon
A pretty orange color, a delicious hint of citrus and a garden-fresh flavor make this soup a requested dish at my many celebrations. Try sprinkling individual bowls with fresh tarragon before serving. —Phyllis Schmalz, Kansas City, Kansas
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10
Cherry-Tarragon Holiday Dinner Rolls
Cherry-Tarragon Holiday Dinner Rolls
These holiday dinner rolls are stuffed with cherries and seasoned with dried tarragon. Use up extra rolls for slider sandwiches the next day!
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11
Lemony Chicken Salad
Lemony Chicken Salad
Every busy cook will appreciate the convenience of being able to prepare this refreshing salad ahead of time. And your family will enjoy a marvelous meal.
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12
Tarragon Asparagus Salad
Tarragon Asparagus Salad
I love asparagus, and I love it even more when drizzled with my light, lemony vinaigrette dressing with a touch of tarragon. It’s perfect as a side for fresh spring meals. —Linda Lace, Winter Park, Florida
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13
Provolone-Stuffed Pork Chops with Tarragon Vinaigrette
Provolone-Stuffed Pork Chops with Tarragon Vinaigrette
Provolone cheese and a fresh tarragon vinaigrette give these stuffed pork chops the savory feel of dining in Provence. —Barbara Pletzke, Herndon, Virginia
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14
Herby Pea Salad
Herby Pea Salad
We love spring vegetables. One Mother’s Day I came up with this flavorful green salad that everyone enjoyed. You could increase the dressing and mix in some cooked small pasta, like acini de pepe, to make it a more robust salad. —Ann Sheehy, Lawrence, Massachusetts
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15
Green Goddess Vegan Potato Salad
Green Goddess Vegan Potato Salad
Don’t be fooled by the green color—this vegan potato salad is absolutely delicious! It’s perfect for potlucks and for those with dietary restrictions. —Laura Wilhelm, West Hollywood, California
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16
Simple Herbed Scallops
Simple Herbed Scallops
Living in Kansas, fresh seafood can be hard to come by. Luckily, frozen scallops aren’t. This dish offers coastal flavor to those of us in the Midwest. —Sarah Befort, Hays, Kansas
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17
Strawberry Tarragon Chicken Salad
Strawberry Tarragon Chicken Salad
After thinking about creating this salad for some time, one spring I used my homegrown strawberries and fresh tarragon to do a little experimenting. It didn’t take me very long to come up with a winner! My husband enjoyed my creation as much as I did, and now we can’t wait for strawberry season to come around each year. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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18
Shrimp Puff Pastry Triangles
Shrimp Puff Pastry Triangles
This shrimp puff pastry recipe is a new take on the classic Chicago dish Shrimp de Jonghe. The shrimp filling is perfect with crunchy pastry dough.
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19
Orzo Vegetable Salad
Orzo Vegetable Salad
Heading to a potluck and need something to share? Tangy lemon dressing over cool orzo and vegetables is everything you want in a light side dish. —Terri Crandall, Gardnerville, Nevada
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20
Market Basket Soup
Market Basket Soup
I use kohlrabi in this soothing veggie soup. The vegetable has a mellow broccoli-cabbage flavor and can be served raw, but this is my favorite way to eat it. —Kellie Foglio, Salem, Wisconsin
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21
Poached Eggs with Tarragon Asparagus
Poached Eggs with Tarragon Asparagus
I adapted this recipe from a dish I had in Napa Valley. I decided to add toasted bread crumbs as a garnish. The result was a breakfast option that everyone loves. —Jennifer Tidwell, Fair Oaks, California
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22
Green Beans and Radish Salad with Tarragon Pesto
Green Beans and Radish Salad with Tarragon Pesto
Whichever way my garden grows, I usually build my salad with green beans, radishes and a pesto made with tarragon. That adds a hint of licorice. —Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia
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23
Creamy Tarragon Chicken
Creamy Tarragon Chicken
Break out the slow cooker and start the week off on an easy note with this all-in-one recipe. A cup of chicken broth may be substituted for the water and chicken bouillon granules.
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24
Tarragon Salad Dressing
Tarragon Salad Dressing
Marie Hoyer of Lewistown, Montana whisks together tarragon, chives, parsley and Dijon mustard in her delightful vinaigrette. The fast-to-fix dressing will add a fresh tang to any bowl of mixed greens.
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25
Roasted Tater Rounds with Green Onions & Tarragon
Roasted Tater Rounds with Green Onions & Tarragon
I am crazy for potatoes, especially when they’re roasted and toasted. Toss them with fresh herbs and green onions for a bold finish. —Ally Phillips, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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