Green Goddess Dressing

By • September 3, 2013 • 19 Comments

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Author Notes: This is the kind of Green Goddess you actually want to eat -- no mayo, not too much garlic, and loaded with fresh herbs and avocado. Adapted from Bon Appetit.Brette Warshaw

Makes around 2 cups

  • 1/2 medium ripe avocado
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 2 oil-packed anchovies, very finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 3/4 cups olive oil
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped shallot
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Put your avocado, vinegar, garlic clove, anchovies, lemon juice, lime juice, and sugar in a blender. Blend until pureed.
  2. While the motor is running, pour in your 3/4 cup olive oil in a steady stream. Whisk in the heavy cream.
  3. Stir in your chopped basil, parsley, tarragon, and shallot.
  4. Season with salt and pepper. Taste it -- it's good!
  5. Cover your mixture and put it in the fridge for at least 3 hours. Let stand at room temperature for 10 to 20 minutes before serving. It will keep for 3 days. Enjoy at your leisure.
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22 days ago Rhonda35

@Brette Warshaw - please correct the recipe instructions so readers know when to add the heavy cream. (I went to the Bon Appetit version and noted the cream is whisked in after the oil is incorporated into the dressing.) Thanks!

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about 1 month ago Robin Paul

try plain yogurt if you don't want to use cream

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3 months ago Janene

No mention of when to add cream so I think I'll just sub milk to lower calories and fat.

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4 months ago Eileen

Yes, it calls for two chopped anchovies.

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5 months ago Caro GF

"When all of the oil is incorporated, pour the mixture into a mixing bowl. Whisk in your cream; it's okay if it looks a bit stripe-y."
* this happens before the chopped herbs

http://food52.com/blog...

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7 months ago juliunruly

When the heck do I add the cream?

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7 months ago Markop

The recipe ingredients mention cream, you don't mention it in the procedures, can't it be made without? I think it'd be just fine? Please advise

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about 1 year ago Regine

In that case, I may do 3 tbsp of almond or soy milk coupled with 1 tbsp of olive oil; and if the almond/soy milk is fat free, I may do 2 tbsp of the milk and 2 tbsp of the olive oil.

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about 1 year ago Miss Paperwhite

Thanks!

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about 1 year ago Regine

Miss Paperwhite, this is not my recipe D), but I would think that you can replace the 4 tbsp heavy cream with i.e. 3 tbsp evaporated milk (or regular milk, I guess) and 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil. Heavy cream has more fat than milk, so I am off the top of my head thinking that the 3 tbsp milk/1 tbsp oil should be a fairly good substitute.

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about 1 year ago Miss Paperwhite

We don't use any dairy because of my husband and son's allergies. I always use almond or soy, but it doesn't add any thickness and would thin in this case. Maybe just more avocado and/or oil?

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about 1 year ago Miss Paperwhite

If I skip the cream, should I add a milk substitute or just leave it and season to taste?

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about 1 year ago Regine

Christina, sorry. O). It is indeed rich but because of that you need less to dress a salad, i guess. I used baby romaine lettuce, orange bell pepper and topped the dressed salad with dried cranberries and croutons.

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about 1 year ago Christina

Thanks Regine. I ended up adding five anchovies. To be honest, I was a bit underwhelmed by the dressing. I found it cloyingly rich. Won't bother next time.

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about 1 year ago Regine

Sorry here is link: http://www.bonappetit.com...
However, right after i posted my prior comment, i noticed that there is somewhere else in food52 -i think the article section about this dressing-where missing ingredients are lindeed listed. Sorry about complaining. O)

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about 1 year ago Regine

I checked missing ingredients in original recipe in link below. Really ultra delicious. But i added maybe 5 anchovies instead of one and use lime only for both the lemon and lime asked for.
http://www.bonappetit.com...

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about 1 year ago Regine

i just realized this recipe is very Incomplete! No mention of how much lemon/lime juice and shallots. Same thing with anchovies like Christina wrote.

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about 1 year ago Regine

I would myself start with 2 anchovies and add more to taste.

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about 1 year ago Christina

The method indicates anchovies, but they are not in the list of ingredients. How many does one add?