Green Goddess Dressing

October 31, 2011

Green Goddess.  It just sounds good.  Except then I realize all I remember about it is some stuff in a bottle I once tried as a kid and I have no idea what all makes it green, much less worthy of the Goddess designation.  After reading a bunch of recipes and descriptions, this is what I came up with.

And yes, it includes anchovy paste. I didn’t share that fact with my family until after they’d tried the dressing and pronounced it delicious.  And even though I’m not a fan of the little fish, it really was good here.  Try it.  Really.  But if you really can’t stand the idea, substitute a little Worcestershire sauce.

  • Chives, 1/2 cup snipped
  • Parsley, regular or Italian, 1/2 cup leaves snipped from the stems
  • Green Onions, 2 or 3
  • Garlic, 2 cloves
  • Lemon, 1
  • Sour Cream, 3/4 cup
  • Mayo, 3/4 cup
  • Anchovy Paste, 1 to 2 teaspoons
  • Salt/Pepper

Peel the garlic and drop the cloves into the food processor.  Whirl just until they’re minced.

Slice the onions and coarsely snip the herbs.

Add the herbs and onion to the garlic and give it a whirl in the processor until everything is finely minced.

Add the sour cream, mayo, a little salt and pepper and the anchovy paste.  Squeeze in the lemon along with a little of the lemon pulp.

Whirl it all together until it’s smooth.  Adjust the flavors to taste.

Serve it up on your favorite salad.  I kept it simple with romaine and avocado.  Enjoy!

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 dragonet2 November 3, 2011 at 8:48 pm

That looks really really good. Wish I wouldn’t be the only consuming it on salad in my house though. (BTW, the bottled stuff, which IS still sold, is either really bland or really nasty.


2 karenbove November 3, 2011 at 9:29 pm

It was good and the leftovers made a terrific pasta salad a few days later. (Recipe coming soon.) My family loved it and THEN I ‘fessed up to the anchovy paste. When I explained that the Worcestershire sauce in their favorite garlicky dressing is nearly the same thing, they had to admit it wasn’t bad!


3 Susan B. November 14, 2011 at 10:16 am

This looks wonderful–I *will* be trying it, *with* anchovy paste, but without Kraft mayo. Hellman’s all the way!


4 karenbove November 14, 2011 at 10:23 am

LOL! I’m not quite as brand-loyal as I used to be. It’s whatever is on sale as a BOGO these days.


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