Green Goddess Dressing and Dip

One of my favorite creamy dressing/dips ever.

dip, dressing
Serving Size: Makes 1¾ cups (12 servings)

Green Goddess Dressing and Dip

So, what is Green Goddess Dressing, and when was it invented?

Green Goddess Dressing was created at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, an opulent 19th century hotel noted for their celebrity chefs.  Celebrity chefs back in those days were not Food Network Stars, but usually white-torqued men either from, or trained in, Europe.  No one was yelling “Bam!” so much back then.

Green Goddess Dressing and Dip

The dressing was debuted in 1923 by Chef Philip Roemer to honor actor George Arliss, who stayed at the hotel while performing in William Archer’s hit play, “The Green Goddess.”  It is believed to have been inspired by a dressing that hailed from the kitchens serving Louis XIII, served the not with salads, but with eel.

Creamy and vibrant with herbs, piquant with a bit of acidity, and salty-savory from anchovies.Click To Tweet

Green Goddess Dressing and Dip

The original recipe is reported to contain mayo, sour cream, parsley, chives, anchovies lemon juice and vinegar, but it has been tinkered with countless times over the years by countless chef and home cooks, including yours truly.

A modernized version recently served at the hotel includes additional ingredients like spinach and chervil and capers, and a homemade mayo with raw egg yolks.  The dressing may have different versions, but it’s always creamy and vibrant with herbs, piquant with a bit of acidity, and salty-savory from anchovies.

Green Goddess Dressing and Dip

This is my most recent version, and I will surely continue to play with this dressing forever.  You can use it as a salad dressing, on any kind of lettuce or vegetable salad, or as a dip with crudités.  I also used it to drizzle over fried green tomatoes (recipe coming!) and I couldn’t remember being that happy eating something in a long time (and I eat lots of things).

For a vegetarian version, substitute a tablespoon of rinsed capers for the anchovies.

Green Goddess Dressing and Dip

Other Great Dressings:

 

Ever-popular Green Goddess Dressing and Dip is great as a salad dressing, on any kind of lettuce or vegetable salad, or as a dip with crudités.

Green Goddess Dressing and Dip

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  • 2 canned or jarred anchovies, rinsed and chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 cup parsley leaves
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh tarragon leaves
  • 4 scallions, trimmed and cut into pieces
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

1. Place the anchovies, garlic, parsley, basil, tarragon, scallions, lemon juice, vinegar, mayonnaise, sour cream, and mustard into a food processor or blender. Process until fairly smooth.

Ever-popular Green Goddess Dressing and Dip is great as a salad dressing, on any kind of lettuce or vegetable salad, or as a dip with crudités.

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