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Green Goddess Dressing Recipe

Green Goddess Dressing Doubles as a Dreamy Dip

Smooth, creamy, and vibrantly green in both color and flavor, green goddess dip is a classic recipe you ought to master. Traditionally this lush concoction is made with a generous dose of herbs, a few anchovies for a subtle savory note, and a decadent base of mayonnaise and sour cream. This recipe owes its bolder green hue and fresher flavor to two simple swaps; instead of a mayo and sour cream base, an avocado and a dollop of Greek yogurt are blended in.

Ingeniously, it doubles as both a dressing and a dip; do as I have here and serve it with crudité in its thicker dip form, or thin it out with a few generous glugs of olive oil to transform it into a salad dressing that practically begs to be tossed with romaine or little gem lettuces.

Green Goddess Dip and Dressing

Green Goddess Dip and Dressing

Green Goddess Dip and Dressing

Ingredients

  1. 1 cup chopped avocado (about 1 avocado)
  2. 3 or 4 anchovy fillets or 1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons anchovy paste
  3. 2 small garlic cloves, chopped
  4. 2 scallions, chopped
  5. 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  6. 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  7. 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  8. 1/4 cup firmly packed basil, chopped
  9. 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  10. 1 tablespoon chopped tarragon leaves
  11. Extravirgin olive oil, for making dressing, optional

Directions

  1. Add the avocado, anchovies, garlic, scallions, white wine vinegar, lemon juice, and Greek yogurt to a food processor or blender; process until relatively smooth. Add the basil, parsley, and tarragon; process until smooth. If too thick, thin it out with a glug of olive oil.
  2. Serve with crudités as a dip or thin out with olive oil to make a salad dressing.
  3. For dressing, add olive oil 1/4 cup at a time, processing constantly until the desired consistency is reached. Toss with salad greens.

Makes 1 1/2 cups.

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