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Have you ever heard of green goddess salads? I had heard about it, but I never paid too much attention to what it was because it seemed a little weird. It turns out to be a super simple, fresh and delicious garnish that makes use of spring and summer garden herbs. Since I do a lot of them my own salad dressings, I thought why not give it a try?
Green salad dressing?
So what’s in the world of green goddess dress up and why is it green? The green goddess has been around for a long time. As is true with any classic recipe, it is often reinvented.
The basis of the original was mayonnaise or a combination of mayonnaise and sour cream. In my version, I use plain yogurt. Since me make my own yogurt I usually have a lot of natural yoghurt on hand and I loved finding a new way to use some of it. It gives the dress a nice, spicy, light look and a bit of probiotics.
The vibrant green hue comes from a combination of fresh herbs. The best part of this recipe is that I can consume all the odds and purposes of herbs I have in the fridge or growing in the garden. Every time I’ve done it, it’s been a little different, but always delicious.
Here are some of the herbs I have tried to use (from the garden if possible!):
- Fennel fronds
- Fresh basil
- Green onion
If you’re looking for a specific flavor profile (like Mexican or Greek), try highlighting herbs that suit this cuisine. The more coriander and green onions for the Mexican or the more fennel and mint for the Greek.
Creative ways to use the green goddess
Since the green goddess is made with yogurt and fresh herbs, it is not preserved as much as vinaigrette-type salad marinades. When we only use part of a batch with dinner, I try to find other ways to use the rest throughout the week.
After experiencing something, I discovered that we like it very much eggs for an omelette for breakfast, as a vegetarian meal at lunch, and even as a roasted vegetable sauce or chicken for dinner.
Know what is most creative by modifying the recipe like this use avocado to keep the green goddess from having dairy products.
Green goddess salad dressing recipe
This green goddess dressing is a simple, creamy dressing full of fresh herbs.
- 1 ½ cups fresh herbs (packaged, such as basil, coriander, parsley, tarragon, fennel fronds, dill, green onions)
- 1 tax normal yogurt
- ½ teaspoon sal
Try using leftovers as a vegetable or chicken dip or mixed with eggs in a frittata or quiche.
Calories: 23kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fats: 1g | Saturated fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 166mg | Potassium: 110mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 978IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Kicks: 53mg | Iron: 1mg
Do you make a green goddess dress? What do you do differently?