Basil Green Goddess Dressing is a delicious incentive to eat your salad greens! Remember to share the recipe with your friends.
Basil Green Goddess Dressing
With the holidays behind us, many people are focused on eating a little healthier. Why not support that trend by trying a flavorful new salad dressing? While some versions of Green Goddess get their color from avocados, this version uses basil and green onions. That makes the dressing a little lighter. Additionally, you can lower the fat for this recipe by using light versions of mayonnaise and sour cream.
The first time I made this dressing it was for a family gathering on Christmas day. Everyone loved it! I used bib and red leaf lettuce, along with craisins (instead of tomatoes) to give it a little color. How could I possibly be related to people that don’t like tomatoes? The good news is that this combination was delicious as well. I also discovered that the leftovers were a great dip for veggies or pretzels.
Delicious Tomato Option
I whipped up another batch of this dressing for a dinner party with friends. In this version I used chocolate rose tomatoes which I found at Cub Foods. These tomatoes remind me of the heirloom variety called Cherokee purple. While not quite as good as Cherokee’s, they are better than most tomatoes available in MN in January. Keep in mind that you can get creative and use whatever veggies and salad greens you prefer. That’s one of the great things about salad – it’s very flexible!