Green Goddess Dressing (or Ramp Tramp Dressing)

By • May 2, 2010 • 24 Comments



Author Notes: Serve with a crisp green salad like romaine or iceberg, or as a sauce for seafood. Foraging for the ramps was an adventure. We tramped over the river and through the woods to fetch them—hence the name of this recipe. - mrslarkinmrslarkin

Food52 Review: I was really pleased to test this recipe because I love Green Goddess Dressing, and I love ramps. The idea to combine the two was, I thought, brilliant. I wasn't disappointed. My dressing turned out a bit lighter than the one in the original photo, but the dressing is SO delicious I have literally been eating it with a spoon. And, now it's about to sauce some razor clams for dinner... - ChefJuneChefJune

Serves about 2 cups

  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • juice of 1/2 lemon, or to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/2 cup chopped chives
  • 3 scallions
  • 1 large spring onion, bulb only
  • or use ramps in place of chives, scallions and onion (see step 2)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon leaves, or more to taste
  • 6 anchovy fillets, or to taste
  • sea salt, to taste
  • cracked black pepper, to taste
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender. Puree until smooth and season with salt and pepper to taste. Chill.
  2. Alternatively, substitute about ¾ cup combined fresh young ramp bulbs and tender leaves for the chives, scallions and onion.
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Junechamp

about 1 year ago ChefJune

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making it without the ramps this weekend. Seems a great sauce for veggies, and it's way too hot to cook.

Mrs._larkin_370

about 1 year ago mrslarkin

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yummmm....can i come over? Seriously, this heat is really putting a damper on my Pizza Fridays. Meanwhile, I promised the kids I'd make them pancakes tonight. So much for not heating up the kitchen.

Junechamp

over 2 years ago ChefJune

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Made it again yesterday and served it as a sauce today with freshly caught sautéed brook trout. (See photo on my Feastivals facebook page). It's amazing with broiled or fried fish.

Mrs._larkin_370

over 2 years ago mrslarkin

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ChefJune, I'm thrilled that you like this recipe!

Junechamp

over 2 years ago ChefJune

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Glad to see this pop up again. Reminds me it's time to make up a batch! I am lousy with ramps right now.

Mrs._larkin_370

over 2 years ago mrslarkin

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Thanks, ChefJune. I haven't had a chance to go foraging yet - hope to sneak out this week.

Junechamp

over 3 years ago ChefJune

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Well now, this is SO good! going to use it as dipping sauce for some razor clams tonight. Loving it. ;)

Mrs._larkin_370

over 3 years ago mrslarkin

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That's so great, ChefJune! Glad you are enjoying the dressing! Thanks so much for letting me know.

Dsc_0675-x2a

over 3 years ago Sagegreen

Oh yum! What a lovely boost this gives.

Dsc_0675-x2a

over 3 years ago Sagegreen

I made this last night as my introduction to ramps. If you have never had them, what an easy, great start! This dressing is the bomb! It is wonderfully spirited to enliven just plain fresh spinach. We had this last night that way. But we also dipped steamed asparagus into the dressing. Yum. After discovering how great ramps are, why did I wait so long? I even jumped into cooking some for a warm salad. Ramps are full of a divine zest! Thank you mrslarkin!

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over 3 years ago Panfusine

yep.. the ramp tramp series got me introduced to ramps as well.. Love @ first bite!, I can totally empathize with the 'why did I wait so long 'sentiment!
Mrs Larkin.. you've uncovered something really big here! Thanks!

Mrs._larkin_370

over 3 years ago mrslarkin

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Thanks, guys! Glad you've taken the plunge. Can you believe I haven't gone tramping this year yet?? It may be too late, sadly.

Eda_takoyaki_cooking

over 3 years ago edamame2003

love the name--oh, i wish i could find some ramps! mouth watering...

Mrs._larkin_370

over 3 years ago mrslarkin

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Thanks edamame2003!

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over 3 years ago Panfusine

love the nomenclature 'ramp tramp', very eye catching, even before you read the yummy recipe

Mrs._larkin_370

over 3 years ago mrslarkin

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:) Thank you Panfusine!

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over 3 years ago singing_baker

This looks great I love finding recipes that include ramps!

Mrs._larkin_370

over 3 years ago mrslarkin

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Thanks sb!

Newliztoqueicon-2

over 3 years ago Lizthechef

You really need to do a cookbook, Liz. C'mon!

Mrs._larkin_370

over 3 years ago mrslarkin

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:-)

Lorigoldsby

over 3 years ago lorigoldsby

LOL....love your title, bit of saucy double entendre!

Mrs._larkin_370

over 3 years ago mrslarkin

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haha! Thanks. I had fun thinking up a name for my ramp recipes last year!

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over 4 years ago dymnyno

I won't be foraging in my neck of the woods! But, the recipe sounds really delicious and the name is fantastic!

Mrs._larkin_370

over 4 years ago mrslarkin

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Hee hee. Thanks, dymnyno!