Basil Green Goddess Dressing

Basil Green Goddess Dressing - a dressing fit for Gods & Goddesses. Basil, parsley & yogurt all "dressed" up with lemon, cloves, green onion & seasonings. simply satedBasil Green Goddess Dressing has the “it” factor! It has the “wow” factor! It has the “Goddess” factor! I actually thought about naming it Aphrodite Dressing, after Aphrodite, the Goddess of love and beauty (and some other fun stuff).

Basil Green Goddess Dressing - a dressing fit for Gods & Goddesses. Basil, parsley & yogurt all "dressed" up with lemon, cloves, green onion & seasonings. simply satedYou might be wondering why this dressing was given the title “Goddess” – a name that perched it atop the salad dressing pedestal.   Well I was curious, too, and did a little research. In a teeny tiny, itty-bitty nutshell, this is the story of Green Goddess Dressing’s birth.

In 1923, the executive chef at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco wanted to pay tribute to actor, George Arliss, and the hit play, in which he was performing, by William Archer, The Green Goddess. The chef decided that creating a dressing was the perfect way to honor the actor. Last, but not least, the dressing also became a huge hit.

Basil Green Goddess Dressing - a dressing fit for Gods & Goddesses. Basil, parsley & yogurt all "dressed" up with lemon, cloves, green onion & seasonings. simply satedWell, there you have it; Green Goddess Dressing was never named after any true Goddess. At first, the truth stung. I was disappointed because, by golly, my Goddess-Worthy Basil Green Goddess Dressing is so pretty and delicious, it exemplifies the name “Goddess” and is a dressing that is adored: not only in beauty but, also, in flavor.

Basil Green Goddess Dressing - a dressing fit for Gods & Goddesses. Basil, parsley & yogurt all "dressed" up with lemon, cloves, green onion & seasonings. simply satedIt is Goddess-Worthy Basil Green Goddess Dressing, and I hope it isn’t disappointed if it ever finds out it is only named after the goddess of William Archer’s imagination.

Basil Green Goddess Dressing - a dressing fit for Gods & Goddesses. Basil, parsley & yogurt all "dressed" up with lemon, cloves, green onion & seasonings. simply satedEnjoy!

For a goddess-worthy salad, serve Basil Green Goddess Dressing with Pecans Blueberries Pears & Greens Salad.

Basil Green Goddess Dressing - a dressing fit for Gods & Goddesses. Basil, parsley & yogurt all "dressed" up with lemon, cloves, green onion & seasonings. simply sated
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Basil Green Goddess Dressing

Basil Green Goddess Dressing - basil, parsley & yogurt all "dressed" up with lemon, cloves, green onion & seasonings. For a goddess-worthy salad, serve Basil Green Goddess Dressing with Pecans Blueberries Pears & Greens Salad. http://www.simplysated.com/pecans-blueberries-pears-greens-salad/
Course Salad Dressing
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 1/2 cups dressing
Author Susie Gall

Ingredients

  • 1- cup fresh basil leaves
  • ½ cup flat-leaf parsley
  • 1- cup yogurt or Greek yogurt
  • 1-2 teaspoons agave nectar or honey- per taste
  • 2 tablespoons green onion scallions, 3-4 green onions, white & green parts
  • Juice of 1 lemon – freshly squeezed
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • ½ teaspoon cider vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce or 1 teaspoon anchovy paste
  • ¾ teaspoon coarse sea salt or kosher salt
  • ¾ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients except the olive oil in a food processor fit with the steel blade. Pulse ingredients until smooth and creamy.
  2. With food processor on, drizzle in olive oil and process until oil is incorporated.
  3. Place dressing in an airtight container and refrigerate several hours or overnight before serving. *See notes.
  4. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*Green Goddess Dressing tastes the very best after the flavors have a little time together, but it is still delicious if served immediately.


Basil Green Goddess Dressing - a dressing fit for Gods & Goddesses. Basil, parsley & yogurt all "dressed" up with lemon, cloves, green onion & seasonings. simply sated

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    [email protected]culinaryginger
    I think basil makes for a delicious dressing and not used enough. This is a great recipe.
    Lovefoodies
    Ha! I was expecting to find this dressing had roots way back to Grecian times, bu nevertheless, it is a delicious sounding recipe and would be fit for any goddess!
      Susie Gall
      Thank you, Mary. I know and I was surprised Miss Green Goddess doesn't have godly roots. ...fun to learn something new every day. Thanks a million for stopping by.
    Nicole Neverman
    This dressing sounds absolutely fabulous, Susie! What beautiful fresh flavors :)
    Peter @ Feed Your Soul Too
    Love this DIY green goddess. The basil must add a great side note.
    Linda (Meal Planning Maven)
    What a gorgeous dressing...and so versatile! I am thinking it would also make a wonderful marinade too!
    Debra @ Bowl Me Over
    What a delicious salad dressing. Pinned for later!
    Patricia @ Grab a Plate
    Pure fabulousness! I love this!
    Culinary Flavors
    I love dressings in salads and this is sure a winner!
    Del's cooking twist
    I'm loving it this basil dressing. Brilliant idea. Need to try this as soon as possible!
    Amy
    Love this recipe, especially the "zing" of the yogurt. Any suggestions for shelf life, if stored airtight in fridge?
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