Fancy Shmancy Salad With Quail Eggs and Tarragon Dressing

“This is fairly simple and the main attraction is the quail egg. If you have never had a quail egg, you will be pleasantly surprised! They taste delicious and I find that they peel much easier than chicken eggs. The taste isn't actually that much different than chicken eggs; maybe a little milder. The fresh peas add a crisp crunch to the salad. This light salad would be an impressive start to a meal.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil water and set quail eggs in pot. Boil for 5 minutes, then rinse under cold water. Gently peel the shell and slice each egg in half lengthwise.
  2. To make the dressing:
  3. Break the chicken egg into a food processor or blender; add salt, garlic, mustard and black pepper, then blend together. Pour the oil in a thin trickle through the hole in the top with the machine still switched on.
  4. When all the oil is all in, add the vinegar, lemon juice and tarragon, then blend for one minute.
  5. For the Salad:
  6. Arrange 3 butter leaf leaves on each plate and top with spinach. Arrange the eggs on the salads. Sprinkle peas evenly on each salad.
  7. Drizzle each salad with the dressing and sprinkle toasted walnuts on top.
  8. Grind black pepper lightly on top.

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