Green Goddess Dressing

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Our delicious Green Goddess Dressing is an herby, creamy sauce that goes with any salad. Mix it with chicken, tuna, chickpeas, or the protein of your choice. Originating in California in the 1920s, it goes best with fresh herbs, which is especially nice if you have a summer herb garden!

Make this Green Goddess Dressing your own:

  • You can really use any combination of tender herbs (parsley, chives, tarragon, cilantro, mint, basil).
  • Substitute sour cream for yogurt or any cultured dairy.
  • Substitute lemon juice for another acid if you prefer (lime juice, apple cider vinegar, unseasoned rice vinegar)

Green Goddess Dresssing is especially good with robust lettuces like romaine, and also make a great dip for crudités.

If you don’t like anchovies, just leave them out. It’s part of the classic recipe and we think they add depth of flavor.

Find this recipe and more delicious dishes using herbs in Cooking Fresh With The Old Farmer’s Almanac.

1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1 clove garlic
2 anchovy fillets
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
6 tablespoons sour cream
1/2 cup of tender herbs (eg., chives, parsley, tarragon) or 1/2 teaspoon each of dried herbs.

Blend the salt, cayenne, and sugar with the mustard. Add the garlic and anchovy fillets and work into a paste. Add the lemon juice and blend until the salt, mustard, and sugar are dissolved. Transfer the mixture to a small bowl. Add the sour cream, whisking continuously to blend. Add the herbs and stir to incorporate. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

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