20 Amazing Vegan Tarragon Recipes

If you are looking for some interesting and delicious vegan recipes to cook then you might want to consider using tarragon.

Tarragon is a herb that has a subtle flavor of aniseed. It works well in lots of different dishes and is often paired with fresh lemon and green vegetables. 

20 Amazing Vegan Tarragon Recipes

We have put together this list of 20 amazing vegan recipes that feature tarragon as one of the main ingredients. Keep reading to find inspiration for your next vegan dinner party. 

1. Creamy Pasta With Lemon Tarragon Asparagus 

Despite having a rich, creamy texture, this pasta is still very light and bright. This makes it ideal for enjoying in warmer weather.

The recipe uses plant based yogurt for the creaminess and fresh lemon to make it zingy. With plenty of green vegetables, this pasta will leave you feeling nourished.

The tarragon is the perfect herb to bring all of the flavors together. 

2. Crispy Cauliflower Steaks With A Creamy Tarragon Sauce 

This is a delicious recipe that everyone will enjoy, even people who don’t follow a vegan diet. The cauliflower steaks have a flaxseed and breadcrumb coating which gives them a crunchy texture on the outside.

It also adds extra nutrition to the dish. The creamy tarragon sauce is made with almond milk and vegetable stock along with fresh tarragon sprigs, garlic and shallots.

Flour is used to thicken the sauce, and you can use gluten free flour if you need to.  

3. Vegan Mushroom Pasta With A Creamy Tarragon Sauce 

This is a well balanced plant based meal that is great for a midweek dinner. The creamy sauce is flavored with tarragon, garlic and a bit of mustard for a savory flavor.

The pasta provides the carbs, the mushrooms provide the protein, and a sprinkling of pine nuts on top adds some healthy fats. You can also garnish the dish with fresh herbs to add a pop of color. 

4. Gluten Free Pasta With Vegan Lemon Tarragon Cashew Cream Sauce

This is a great recipe for vegans and people who stick to a gluten free diet. It is quick and simple to make with just two steps, so you can easily cook this dish for friends without having to spend too much time in the kitchen and away from your guests.

If you want to customize this recipe then add some seasonal vegetables or serve them on the side. 

5. Tarragon & Lemon Roasted Vegetables

The great thing about this recipe is that you can use whatever vegetables you fancy – add in your favorite veggies or use whatever is in season.

Just remember to adjust the cooking times if you need to. The lemon perfectly complements the Tarragon and creates a very bright and summery flavor. 

6. Green Beans And Mushrooms In A Tarragon Sauce

This delicious dish can be served as a side dish or as a main meal along with some potatoes or pasta. The acidity of the white wine cuts through the richness of the sauce and adds a touch of sophistication. 

7. Fresh Tarragon Sauce With Asparagus And Pasta

Once you know how to make fresh tarragon sauce you can use it in lots of different dishes. This recipe serves it with pasta and asparagus.

The sauce is delicate yet flavorsome with a distinct savory taste. Tarragon is in season in the Spring and Summer months so that is the best time of year to make the recipe. 

8. Healthy Vegan Tarragon Mustard Brussels Sprouts

If you are looking for a new and exciting way to cook and serve brussel sprouts then have a look at this recipe. They are zesty and herby with a fiery kick from the mustard.

You can serve them as a side dish on a vegan roast or with some rice and tofu for a different sort of meal. 

9. Vegan ‘Chicken’ Salad With Tarragon Mayo

This salad is inspired by the flavors of a chicken salad, but uses chickpeas instead of meat to make it vegan friendly. Chickpeas are a great source of protein and dietary fiber.

This recipe uses vegan mayonnaise for the creamy texture and tarragon for a herby taste. It also has grated carrots and finely chopped celery, but you can add in whatever salad components you fancy.  

10. Peas With Shallots, Mushrooms & Tarragon

Peas are an underrated vegetable with a distinctive flavor. They are versatile enough to be served with lots of different meals.

This side dish is perfect for a roast dinner, a vegan BBQ or alongside a pasta dish. The shallots are soft, the mushrooms earthy and tarragon ties all of the ingredients together perfectly. 

11. Tarragon Roasted Summer Vegetables

This colorful dish of zucchini, tomatoes, green beans, corn and peppers is a beautiful accompaniment to any main meal and epitomizes the flavors of summer.

The lemon juice is vibrant and the tarragon and thyme are aromatic. A bowl of these vegetables on the table will look very appetizing and will smell amazing. 

12. Broccoli Almond Fritters With Creamy Lemon Tarragon Sauce 

This recipe is not only vegan, (see also: 14 Amazing Vegan Ninja Foodi Recipes)it is also gluten free and paleo friendly. It’s a unique and interesting recipe that makes an ideal appetizer, and is something that your guests probably won’t have tried before.

The broccoli fritters are held together with almond butter rather than eggs and flour which makes them nice and light. 

13. Tarragon Potato Salad 

Instead of using white potatoes, this recipe uses red skin potatoes for an alternative flavor and more color.

The cashew mayo is creamy and the tarragon pairs really well with the caraway seeds for a very flavorsome potato salad. The garnish of paprika adds an appetizing splash of color on top. 

14. Vegan Creamy Mushroom & Tarragon Lentils 

This dish really makes use of the aniseed flavor of the tarragon. The mushrooms are sizzled with plenty of garlic. The sugar snap peas are added, then the lentils.

Add in the fresh tarragon, mustard, lemon and coconut yogurt and a little water. Serve on top of cooked quinoa with more fresh tarragon. It’s very simple but very delicious. 

15. Vegan Brown Butter Walnut & Tarragon Farfalle

If you are looking for a dish that is a bit more special, perhaps for a date night, then you should cook this delicious pasta recipe. The brown butter is indulgent and tasty but still gluten free.

The herb tarragon is a perfect pairing with the earthy but sweet walnuts. The textures are well balanced. This is the type of meal you would expect to eat in a fancy restaurant, but you can easily make it in your own kitchen. 

16. Vegan Tarragon Alfredo Sauce

You don’t need to use dairy products to make a delicious Alfredo sauce for your pasta. This vegan version is just as good and uses tarragon for extra flavor.

The tarragon is fresh and infused into the sauce to give the dish an aromatic element. You can serve the pasta with some green vegetables on the side for a balanced meal. 

17. Vegan Shiitake Tarragon Cream Pasta

This is a comforting yet nourishing dish that is ideal for cold winter days. You can use whatever pasta you prefer.

You can also use a different variety of mushrooms, but shitake mushrooms have a wonderful flavor. Make sure the tarragon is fresh for the best taste. 

18. Vegan Tarragon Tuscan Soup

This hearty soup will leave you feeling satisfied and well nourished as it has plenty of healthy vegetables in it.

The recipe is gluten free with no oil, no sugar and no highly processed ingredients. The cashew cream makes the soup thick and creamy without the need to use any dairy products. 

19. Creamy Vegan Lemon Tagliatelle With Mushrooms, Garlic & Tarragon

The zesty lemon in this recipe contrasts with the earthy mushrooms and the punchy garlic. The herby flavor of the tarragon ties all of the ingredients together in the creamy sauce.

Vegan sour cream and vegan parmesan is used to create the thick, silky sauce that coats the pasta. 

20. Vegan ‘Tuna’ And Tarragon Pasta Salad 

This delicious pasta salad is packed with flavor and is inspired by tuna pasta salad. It is vegan so the recipe doesn’t actually contain any fish.

Vegan mayo is used to create the creamy coating for the pasta and it is flavored with ingredients like dill, garlic, tarragon, lemon juice and kelp water.

You can use whatever pasta shapes you prefer – this recipe uses a variety of pasta shapes to make it more interesting. 


Whether you are looking for a quick midweek dinner, an appetizer, a hearty soup or a fancy meal for date night, there is something for everyone on this list.

There are lots of interesting ways to use tarragon to make some delicious vegan meals. Feel free to customize the recipes by adding in your favorite vegetables or ingredients that are in season. 

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