Sunday, July 31, 2011

Green Goddess Dressing

Summer is flying by and I know because my desire to cook goes down as the heat index goes up. We've been eating casual meals and salad for dinner has been my new thing. Really just some assembly is needed for quick cool meals. I love to make homemade croutons, shred some precooked chicken and toss in some garden tomatoes to a salad and top it with this creamy and herbaceous dressing.

Green Goddess Salad Dressing

1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup chopped scallions, white and green parts (5 scallions)
1/2 bunch fresh chives
1 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons)
2 teaspoons chopped garlic (2 cloves)
2 teaspoons anchovy paste
1- 2 teaspoons kosher salt (start with one and adjust)
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 cup sour cream

Place the mayonnaise, scallions, basil, lemon juice, garlic, anchovy paste, salt and pepper in a blender and blend until smooth. Add the sour cream and process just until blended. If not using immediately, refrigerate the dressing until ready to use.

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