Spring has sprung up like a green goddess…
A month or so ago I ran across a Basil Green Goddess Dressing from Ina Garten aka the Barefoot Contessa. Yum Yum. Of course I had to make a few adjustments to the recipe – I just can’t help myself.
This is a great recipe that is very versatile so you can take advantage of times when you have an over abundance of fresh green herbs – the recipe calls for a whole cup!
Today, I decided to use the fresh tender sprigs of French Tarragon that is sprouting up rather than the basil called for in the recipe. I thought that other herbs could stand in for the Basil as well. A mix of herbs – oregano, chives, mint, fennel fronds are all possibilites.
Here is the recipe:
Tarragon Green Goddess Dressing
1/2 cup mayonnaise …or better yet – half a large avocado
1 cup chopped scallions (about 6)
1 cup tarragon or basil leaves
1 teaspoon of lemon zest
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice, (about 1-2)
2 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 1/2 cup whole milk Greek style yogurt
Put all ingredients except the yogurt in a blender and whirl up until smooth. Whisk in the yogurt. Adjust seasoning with lemon juice, salt and pepper.