Here's a great recipe from the '70s called Green Goddess dressing. Use it to dress a salad, as a dip with veggies, or as a side sauce for seafood or poultry.
Green Goddess History
If you grew up in the 70s as I did, then you've probably heard of Green Goddess Dressing. Recently I was having a conversation about "City Chicken," another 70's throwback, with my sister. For some reason, it reminded me of several dishes that were popular back then, including Chicken ala King and Turkey Tetrazinni. This was before the advent of Ranch dressing, one of my favorites, but it's actually pretty similar.
I had no idea where the dressing originated from, so I looked it up and found this on Wikipedia:
What's in Green Goddess Dressing?
Anchovy paste, garlic, and lemon juice combine well with the fresh herbs giving this dressing plenty of flavor. If you can't find anchovy paste, a couple of canned anchovy fillets will do just as well.
It actually isn't that green in color so I sometimes add a drop of green food coloring. Of course, that's totally optional.
What do you put Green Goddess Dressing on?
- This dressing is perfect for salads, and you can see here, I used it on a nice wedge of romaine, and some roasted chicken.
- Back in the day, I remember my mom also serving this as a dip with veggies at parties.
- I also think this is a good sauce for seafood and grilled items like chicken and steak.
However you decide to use this fresh homemade dressing, chances are good that everyone with love it.
- 1/2 cup Flat Leaf Parsley, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup Chives, finely chopped
- a large garlic clove, finely minced
- 1 tablespoon Anchovy paste
- 1 cup Mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup Sour Cream
- 1/4 cup Red Wine Vinegar
- Fresh lemon juice approx. 2 tablespoons
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- a couple drops of green food coloring, optional
- Place parsley, chives and garlic in a food processor or blender and combine.
- Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
- Transfer to a bowl and serve or cover and refrigerate.
A couple of drops of green food coloring will make this dressing extra green but it's totally optional.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 112Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 214mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g