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Irish Pub Salad

Irish Pub Salad with Creamy Tarragon Dijon Dressing ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #Irish #salad #StPatricksDay

Happy St. Patrick’s Day my foodie friends! In my search for new Irish recipes for St. Patrick’s day, I ran across a few posts about Irish salads. I have never been to Ireland, my trips there are only via the interwebs, so I was intrigued to discover that it is quite common to eat salad in Ireland. Huh. Who knew?

I found a few different recipes and they all featured similar things: eggs, cheese, a mix of fresh and pickled veggies and greens. Tarragon seems to be a the prevalent herb in the dressing, one dressing I found was creamy, one was more of a vinaigrette. I made mine creamy and lightened it up using yogurt. The Dijon mustard with the tarragon go very well together. I used a wonderful Irish cheese in my salad called Dubliner. It’s become a favorite of mine. It’s even better marinated.

So perhaps in lieu of or alongside your corned beef and cabbage or your hearty Irish Stew, you can make room on your table today for a good hearty Irish Pub salad.

Irish Pub Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: as many as you like!

Irish Pub Salad


    For the dressing:
  • ¼ cup plain 2% or nonfat yogurt
  • ¼ cup low fat mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried tarragon (or use ½ - 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon)
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ¼ teaspoon granulated garlic or 1 clove garlic, peeled and chopped fine
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • For the salad:
  • Butter lettuce (or other greens)
  • Hard-boiled eggs, cut into wedges
  • Pickled vegetables such as beets, green beans, asparagus, etc.
  • Fresh garden tomatoes, cut into wedges or chunks
  • Sliced cucumber
  • Sweet onion slices
  • Irish cheese, sliced or shredded


  1. Whisk together the dressing ingredients and set aside.
  2. Fill your salad bowl or plate with greens. Arrange the egg, pickled veggies, tomato, cucumber and onion around the salad. Top with cheese.
  3. Enjoy!


RECIPE SOURCE: http://www.sumptuousspoonfuls.com/

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Irish Pub Salad with Creamy Tarragon Dijon Dressing ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #Irish #salad #StPatricksDay

This recipe was shared at Foodie Friends FridaySunday Fitness and Food and Weekend Potluck.

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One Response

  1. I Love a Good Salad & this sounds fantastic! It also looks so nice & fresh, love the pickled asparagus on top. Pinned, Yummed, & Stumbled 🙂 Thank you for joining the Sunday Fitness & Food Link-Up!!

    March 21, 2016 at 8:25 pm