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Green Goddess Dressing: Fit for a Saint

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Green Goddess Dressing is a nice alternative to our usual choices. It's great with cold seafood, grilled fish or tossed with romaine lettuce and croutons.

We doubt that St. Patrick was ever lucky enough to have himself a Green Goddess salad. And, he might not have appreciated the pagan reference.

But, we offer this (ever so lightly green) dressing because it isn’t blue cheese, ranch or Italian. It’s especially great if you like anchovies, chives and tarragon … and, who doesn’t?

Green Goddess Dressing
1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
6-8 anchovy fillets, minced
2  green onion, minced, with some of the green
4 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
2 teaspoons chopped fresh chives
1 tablespoon tarragon vinegar
1 teaspoon chopped fresh tarragon
Salt, pinch white pepper, to taste

Mix together mayonnaise, sour cream, anchovy, green onion, parsley, chives, vinegar and tarragon. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Spoon over favorite salad or greens.  (If you like, you can blend ingredients together in a blender or food processor.)

Other suggestions: Use Green Goddess Dressing to dress chilled lump crab meat in a salad or lettuce shell, for shrimp or fish tacos, crab cakes, or a lobster salad.  It also is good as a dip for crackers, chips or crudites.

Makes a little over 2 cups dressing.

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