Welcome to this week’s Mix-it-Up MONDAY! After an Eva experience, I’m on the search for a great Green Goddess, and I think I’ve found just what I’m looking for. But being the ever-so-curious, creative and challenge-happy “chef” (no, not a real one, but enjoy cooking and making things tasty and healthy), I do plan to create a recipe of my own. But for now I just want to share how I got inspired and what is looking good to me. Enjoy!
Last week, my family and I dined at Eva Restaurant on Beverly. It was quite a fun experience: food, napkins and all! And the meal was memorable, especially the Green Goddess salad.
While we loved the Prix – Fixe menu, we couldn’t stop thinking about how delish the Green Goddess dressing was, a green creamy accompaniment to our Bibb lettuce salad. And because the chef noted it was dairy-free (he actually read all the ingreds to me — too bad I didn’t have a pen), even better!
I searched a couple of health food stores and some local bigger chains, and even Whole Foods, but couldn’t find anything close to what we had (I had remembered the chef stating it had anchovies, avocado and a number of herbs). So I began researching online.
We’ll truth be told, although some of the ingredients may be heart-healthy “green” (ie: I definitely recommend avocado – a healthy fat that is great for your heart and your skin), many of the recipes I’ve found, include a lot of mayonnaise and/or cream. So I began searching for vegan versions and this one caught my eye: Vegan Green Goddess Dressing from Oh She Glows site.
I absolutely love avocado. And this vegan recipe includes other “greens” as well (fresh basil, fresh parsley, green onions). But I’m really inspired by the wonderful seasonings including lemon, apple cider vinegar, garlic and a touch of cayenne – what a kick!). And dairy-free it is, so definitely in my book.
So how will I mix-it-up to make it my own. Hmmm… Will have to try this recipe first and if I like it too much, well I just may pass. But since I’m always up for a challenge, you’ll just have to stay tuned for Green Goddess: Part II: A New Healthy Creation
Q: What is your fav dressing? Got any fav dressing recipes to share?