Monday, August 9, 2010

Green Goddess Dressing

If I don't eat a big leafy salad every day, I feel weird. I am jealous of other people who can eat all sorts of junk food but I think salads are necessary to my existence.

My usual homemade salad dressing involves Trader Joe's lowfat vegan mayonnaise, low-sodium catsup, pickle relish, onion powder, and water to dilute it a bit. But I like variety so I am always looking for more recipes for homemade salad dressings, especially those without a lot of fat and salt.




















I saw an interesting recipe in the current issue of Sunflower Farmer's Market magazine (free to shoppers at Sunflower Market) and here it is with a few modifications.

Green Goddess Dressing

Makes about 3/4 cup

3/4 cup thawed frozen peas
1 clove garlic
2 Tbsp. vegan mayonnaise (such as TJ's lowfat mayonnaise, Vegenaise, or Nayonaise)
1/4 cup fresh chives (I used garlic chives from my garden)
1/2 cup fresh basil
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
Non-dairy milk to dilute to desired consistency
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in a blender (except non-dairy milk) and blend until smooth. Season to taste. Add enough milk to make your salad dressing the right consistency.



2 comments:

SweetsSuccessBaking said...

Oh good! Need some ideas for meatless Mondays. (And a few other days, for that matter!)

Nanette said...

Thanks for visiting SweetsSuccessBaking. I love your blog!

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