Thursday, September 26, 2013

Green Goddess

If I get excited about something whether it's a song, a food, or a cosmetic....I completely fall in love with it. I was looking through my Joy of Cooking cookbook (so basic but such an essential cookbook to own) trying to find a recipe for a vinaigrette. This recipe is based on the basic vinaigrette with lots of additions. I had green onions that I needed to use up and a little bit of avocado that Andrew didn't eat for his lunch. It's basically an everything but the kitchen sink recipe....but oh. so. YUMMY!!!!!! These are these ingredients....literally throw them all into a blender and puree and you're done. I would recommend letting it meld a little in the fridge before serving.

Green Goddess Dressing
1 clove garlic
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup champagne wine vinegar
6 green onions (use green and white parts)
1/2 teaspoon prepared mustard
2 tablespoons avocado (more or less depending on how creamy you want it)
1 tablespoon sugar (more or less if you like...play around with it!)
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup vegetable oil
I absolutely feel the need to have cheese on every salad I make. This one is an exception....there is no cheese needed!!! I used a spring mix and topped it with fresh strawberries, pineapple, purple onion, cucumber, and glazed walnuts. The walnuts really pair nicely with the dressing. Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!


  1. Oh, I am so happy to see you like JOY OF COOKING. It's been part of my life since childhood. By the way, this is a wonderful blog!!

  2. Thank you so much for sharing this on here! Making it tonight!! :)