Green Goddess Salad Dressing: A Healthier Twist on a Historic Recipe by Gigi Gaggero
The historic Green Goddess salad dressing recipe was created by Chef Philip Roemer right in my hometown, San Francisco, at the Palace Hotel. He came up with the recipe in 1923 for a banquet at the hotel honoring actor George Arliss, the lead in William Archer's play, "The Green Goddess." Today, most people eat healthier, so I've adapted the recipe to fit the California nouveau lifestyle.
- 1 large shallot, cleaned and roughly chopped
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 cup fresh Italian parsley stems and leaves, chopped
- 1/3 cup fresh dill, chopped
- 4 tablespoons snipped chives
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 cup Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup good-quality extra virgin olive oil
- 1 medium ripe avocado
- kosher salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
Here’s how to make it:
- Combine all the ingredients except the yogurt, avocado and the olive oil in a food processor or high-powered blender. Blend until smooth.
- Add yogurt and avocado. Whirl on high speed to incorporate.
- Slowly drizzle in the olive oil to make an emulsion. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Use immediately or store in an airtight refrigerated container for up to three to four days.
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