I’m a California girl born and raised (even though I live in Florida now) and so is Green Goddess dressing. I love the mix of creamy and tang, plus the fresh herbs make it a fantastic spring dressing. Through research, I found what goes into a Green Goddess dressing. It seems like the recipes change, except for the one constant of fresh herbs. I am sharing with you what I use in mine. But, if you happen to have other herbs on hand, then just throw those in and use them up. This dressing can be used on your salad and as a great dip with veggies.
I used the three basic herbs that are found in most Green Goddess dressings; parsley, chives, and tarragon. Luckily I was able to find everything fresh in the organic section of the grocery store.
First I made the dressing in my small Ninja food processor. It was really easy to blend everything and then use a canning jar to store it in the fridge. But, if you don’t have a food processor, you can always use a blender.
Bibb Lettuce Salad with Green Goddess Dressing
- Food Processor
- or Blender
- 1/4 cup Mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup Sour Cream
- 2 Tbsp Fresh Tarragon
- 1/4 cup Fresh Chives
- 1/2 cup Fresh Italian Parsley
- 1 clove Garlic Minced, or crushed
- 1 Tsp Salt
- 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper
- 1 Tsp Lemon Juice
- 1 Tsp Anchovy Paste Optional
- 1 Head Bibb Lettuce Optional: Butter Lettuce, or Gem Lettuce
- 2 Mini Cucumbers Sliced
- 1/2 cup Tomatoes Diced
- 1/3 cup Toasted Pistachios
- 1/2 cup Crumbled Feta
- 1/4 cup Olive Tapenade Optional
- 1 Watermelon Radish Thinly sliced
- Chop up finely all of your herbs and put them into your food processor, or blender.
- Then add in the mayonnaise, sour cream, garlic, anchovy paste, salt, pepper, and lemon juice. Blend everything until smooth.
- Put your dressing into a jar and refrigerate.
- Next layer your lettuce onto a plate, top it with your cucumber sliced, diced tomatoes, pistachios, and feta.
- Optional: If you want to dollop some olive tapenade on the salad, now is the time.
- Layer some paper thin slices of your watermelon radish on top of your salad and add your dressing.
- Bon Appetit!
This is a great vegetarian recipe to enjoy sitting on your patio the next sunny day. Also, if you are looking for a fabulous cocktail to pair with it, you should check out my Pineapple Jalapeno Margarita.