If you are looking for a traditionally delicious salad dressing to serve over some crisp salad greens — I’ve got the perfect Green Goddess Dressing for you! This refreshing and unique dressing was originally created in 1923 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. And as time went on, you could even purchase this wonderful dressing in a bottle. That time has long since gone, but I do remember eating a crab salad smothered with this dressing as a young girl at the Palace Hotel, as well my husband adores Green Goddess Dressing and always has it when he goes to Trader Vic’s restaurant. He is amazed that we can never find this palate pleasing green dressing at the market – so I thought I would give it a try. Let me tell you, it is fabulous! It’s quick, easy – no labor intensive recipe here, just pure delight!
Classic Green Goddess Dressing
(Recipe adapted from The Palace Hotel)
1 cup Mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup snipped fresh chives
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
1/4 cup chopped tarragon
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
3 anchovy fillets, rinsed, patted dry, and chopped
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Fresh salad greens – your choice
Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until all ingredients are incorporated. Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary. Transfer to a serving bowl or glass jar and serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate until ready to use. Gently pour or spoon over your favorite salad greens.
I like serving this Classic Green Goddess Dressing simply over butter lettuce. The amazing flavors that come together are so incredibly delicious, that for me, you really don’t need much more than fresh lettuce. It’s perfect for a light lunch, or served as a beautiful starter at the beginning of any meal.