Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Green Goddess Salad Dressing

My friend Kary at My Farmhouse Kitchen recently mentioned that she had a salad with Green Goddess dressing and that it was very good. I realized that I had never eaten it before. I made it and I don't know what took me so long to discover this wonderful dressing.

It was perfect timing because all of my herbs are overproducing and this is the perfect recipe to use bunches of them. I cut lots of chives, parsley, dill, basil and tarragon.


Add a couple of anchovies and no, you will not taste them in the final product. They only enhance the flavor.


Saute' a small onion and 3 diced garlic cloves until beginning to soften.


Add 1 cup of mayonnaise , 1/2 cup of sour cream and 3 tablespoons of white wine vinegar along with the fresh herbs and anchovies to your food processor.

Pulse until it reaches a smooth consistency.


This gives you about 3 cups of dressing.


Depending on the salad, this can be a meal in itself.


I made a salad with a couple different lettuces, red onion, radishes, hard boiled eggs, bacon, tomatoes and cheese.


A couple of spoonfuls of Green Goddess makes this a very special salad.

15 comments:

christinalfrutiger said...

This salad looks so yummy with that fresh dressing and so perfect for an early summer meal! Ok, I'm off to snip some herbs!!

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

oh...happy to see the Green Godess.... i love all the herbs in it....
so summery !!!!!

the wild magnolia said...

Thanks to both you and Kary! Homemade dressing is the best!

Happy Day!

xoxo to Teddy the Red Goddess!

Pricilla said...

Aaaah, I haven't seen that in so long. Mmmmmmm

Sonya said...

Love green goddess. Thanks for sharing. We have a mix for it by Penzey Spices. But your way sounds awesome.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I've often heard of Green Goddess dressing, but I don't think I've ever had it.

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

That salad looks delicious!
I almost never have any vinegar at home but now I must buy it next time I´m close to a grocery store :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

Erin Maria said...

Thank you so much for posting this recipe! I love that dressing, can't wait to make it!!

Guillaume said...

Looks both fresh and filling.

Wizardess said...

Mmmm...that looks good. I have just gone vegan, and there is a product called Veganaise. Believe it or not, it is actually BETTER than regular eggy mayo. I shit you not. It's a bit thicker, so thinning it to make a dressing is perfect. Yesterday I had a salad of sweet potato (cooked:), olives, chives, cilantro, basil, pea shoots, dressed w/veganaise with a little of the olive liquid mixed in to it. Getting hungry just thinking about it!

SharleneT said...

I was just looking at all my herbs, ready for harvesting. Guess what I'm going to make! Thanks for sharing this recipe -- I love Green Goddess. Come visit when you can.

Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

Green Goddress is still one of my favorite dressing. Thanks for the reminder.

edenhills said...

That truly sounds like a divine dressing! Perfect for all the summer herbs.

Teresa

Suzie said...

I've never made my own Green Goddess dressing, but that trend is going to end right now! I'm so tired of our "regular" salads, and am looking for something to perk up our interests. This is a wonderful start!

Jeffrey and Juli said...

Looks great! Any idea how much of each herb you used?