One of the tenets of the Paleo diet is bidding farewell to commercially prepared salad dressings. This is particularly sad for me because I eat a salad everyday and I love the Bolthouse Farms Classic Ranch Yogurt Dressing. I love to dip carrots and fresh veggies in the dressing for a snack, and veggies just aren’t the same without a creamy accompaniment. My birthday is tomorrow and every year on my birthday I go to Melting Pot, which has the most delicious Green Goddess sauce. So imagine how happy I was when I came across a recipe for a paleo-friendly Green Goddess dressing in the February edition of More magazine. Of course I made a few tweaks to the recipe to make it Paleo friendly and to my liking. It was fun to make because I was able to experiment with using fresh herbs.
- 1 ripe avocado, pitted and peeled
- 1 Tbsp. fresh basil
- 1 Tbsp. fresh parsley
- 2 tsp. fresh tarragon
- 1 tsp. minced garlic
- 3 Tbsp. lemon juice
- 1 tsp. sea salt
- 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Combine everything in a food processor and blend until pureed.
It is delicious with veggies, but it’s too thick to put on a salad. Do you have ideas on other foods you can put green goddess dressing on? Chicken? Veggies? I need ideas to use the rest of my dip!