The American Green Goddess Dressing and Cobb Salad

Starting with the basics, we introduce the American Goddess. This is my base dressing which has highlights of basil and chives. Feel free to use other fresh herbs you have on hand. We are serving it on a Cobb Salad. The combination is a great start!

Green Goddess Dressing. I remember tasting it for the first time like it was yesterday. I was a teenager and my sister was a waitress in a fancy restaurant that served the nectar of the goddesses. It had a fresh and zesty flavor, with an underlying earthiness.

I have noticed Green Goddess dressing is no longer on the common list of French, Thousand Island, Ranch, Blue Cheese and vinaigrette dressings. What happened? I’m not sure but I’m bringing back a bright and healthy version of Green Goddess that is very flexible for lots of dishes. Remember, it’s your recipe so make it to please you and your family.  

The American Goddess Dressing
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Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: American
 
Starting with the basics, we introduce the American Goddess. This is my base dressing which has highlights of basil and chives. Feel free to use other fresh herbs you have on hand. We are serving it on a Cobb Salad. The combination is a great start!
Ingredients
  • ½ ripe avocado
  • ½ cup fresh flat leaf parsley
  • ¼ cup fresh herbs (basil, tarragon, chives, thyme, whatever you like)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • ½ tsp. white wine vinegar
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and puree. If you do not have a blender, mash all ingredients together.

The American Goddess Cobb Salad
Author: 
Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: American
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups salad greens
  • 2 ounces blue cheese, crumbled
  • ½ avocado, sliced
  • 1 hard-boiled egg, sliced
  • 2 slices bacon, fried crisp
  • and crumbled
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • 2 ounces turkey or chicken, cubed
  • ¼ cup American
  • Goddess Dressing
Instructions
  1. Assemble salad and top with the dressing.
  2. French Goddess Dressing
  3. Use the basic dressing except use
  4. fresh tarragon for the ¼ cup fresh
  5. herbs component.
  6. Optional: Add 1 anchovy or 1 inch of anchovy paste

 

Nancy Jaworski

Nancy Jaworski is the chef and owner of My Chef Nancy, a personal chef and catering service in Fayetteville. Traveling and learning new culinary cultures are her passions.

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