Mango Tarragon Vinaigrette with Pickled Green Peppercorns

May 8, 2012

Author Notes: A creamy vinaigrette that gets its sweetness from ripe mangoes, its aroma from tarragon, and delivers flavor bombs from Thai pickled green peppercorns. Serve it over your favorite salad greens. cookingProf

Makes: about 1 cup of dressing


  • 1 Ripe alphonzo or champagne mango
  • 1/4 cup Balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Coarsely chopped Thai green peppercorns (preserved in brine)
  • 1 teaspoon Finely chopped fresh tarragon leaves
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • Salt to taste
In This Recipe


  1. Remove the flesh from the mango. Put the mango pieces, vinegar, olive oil, water and salt in a food processor and puree. Transfer the puree to a bowl. Coarsely chop the peppercorns. Mix in the chopped tarragon and peppercorns. Chill for an hour or longer for the flavors to come together. May add 1/2 teaspoon of sugar if desired.

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