Recipe: Wonderful Tarragon Summer Salad & Riesling

Recipe: Wonderful Tarragon Summer Salad & Riesling


Now, I'm not sure where I got this recipe originally, it's so simple I've never for had to go Googling for the recipe. 

And I've been making it for years. It's a gorgeous summer salad of only five ingredients, but with an explosion of lovely fresh flavours. 

  1. Grapes, sliced in half
  2. Shallots, cut up, then covered in...
  3. Red wine vinegar
  4. Tarragon
  5. Feta cheese

The longer you can leave the shallots in red wine vinegar, the better, it takes the sting out of them, and adds a wonderful tang.

As for those wonderful grapes. they add a lovely sweet fruitiness.

Feta, this one an Irish made one from Buffalo in West Cork, adds saltiness and some fat too.

Lastly, the tarragon adds a really herby, light aniseed flavour.

With all these wonderful flflavours going on, the best match I've found is a good, really dry, crisp, zesty Riesling, though a Sauvignon Blanc could be almost as good a match, if you have a Riesling-aversion.