Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Green Goddess Dip

No, I did not just name this dip myself and no, I have no idea why it is called Green Goddess (except that it is green-ish) but it is a famous dressing/dip that goes back decades. The green comes from lots of herbs and my secret ingredient- avocado- which also adds great texture and subtle flavor. It is super flavorful and if you are taken aback by the sour cream and cream cheese you can use the light versions instead. I served this with crudite at a party but I think it would be delicious slathered on some mild fish or even salmon and baked or spread on some bread and topped with tomato. Either way, all it requires is a food processor and a whole lot of greenery to prepare and the result is creamy, herby, goodness. Enjoy!



4 scallions
4 Tbl dill
4 Tbl parsley
2 Tbl tarragon
2 Tbl basil
1 Tbl capers
1 ripe avocado
1 cup sour cream
1 cup cream cheese
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp vinegar
1 tsp honey
salt and pepper

In a food processor combine the scallions, dill, parsley, basil, tarragon, and capers  and process till they are very well chopped. Add the ripe avocado and puree till smooth. Remove to a bowl and mix in the sour cream, cream cheese and the rest of the ingredients. Refrigerate before serving for at least half an hour to allow the flavors to meld.


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