• 29Mar

    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.

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