Green Goddess Dressing

Simple things such as sauces and dressing can make or break a dish.  Green goddess dressing is one of my favorite things and I tend to use it more as a condiment for things rather than a way to dress a salad.  Green goddess is normally a mayo based dressing using herbs such as tarragon and chives.  This way of making it focuses just on basil, which happens to be my herb of choice.   It’s delicious and refreshing and therefore I would like to challenge you to use it in out of the ordinary ways.  I absolutely love green goddess on burgers!  Spread a little on top of a grilled burger and top with a good white cheddar cheese and throw it in the broiler until the cheese melts and let me just say-wow!  Also if you want to be really adventurous, spread a thin layer on a french baguette and sprinkle with a little parmesan and mozzarella for an excellent garlic bread (it also helps that I add a little more garlic to the dressing when I make it!).  So I guess the lesson is that the options with this are endless so explore!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mayonaise
  • 1 cup chopped scallions, white and green parts (6 to 7 scallions)
  • 1 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons)
  • 2 teaspoons chopped garlic (2 cloves)-I used 3 cloves
  • 3-4 anchovies (depending on preference)
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup sour cream

Place the mayonnaise, scallions, basil, lemon juice, garlic, anchovies, salt and pepper in a blender and blend until smooth. Add the sour cream and process just until blended.

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