Green Goddess Dressing
This is a combination of a South Beach recipe (Romaine Hearts with Tuna, Edamame and Green Goddess Dressing) from one of the books and Elana's Pantry Green Goddess Dressing
. This is so, so good! It tastes a little bit like guacamole - the ingredients aren't that
different - but it's enough different that you aren't reminded of a taco salad...
Makes 6 servings (~2 Tablespoons each)
2 mini avocados (or maybe one really big one), scooped out of their skins, obviously without the pits
6 Tablespoons mayonnaise (I used olive oil mayo) *
6 green onions, roughly chopped
1 small garlic clove, crushed
Herbs - this part is pretty flexible. I used a few basil leaves, a generous handful of parsley and a sprig of fresh oregano (the SB recipe called for tarragon)
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
Water for thinning, if necessary (I didn't use any)
salt and ground black pepper to taste
Dump everything except the water, salt and pepper into a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Add water 1 Tablespoon at a time, if needed. Taste and add salt and ground pepper to taste.
I served this with lowfat tuna salad, and the SB recipe adds edamame as well.
* the other recipes either omit the mayo and use olive oil, or add yogurt - I think I would try adding yogurt next time, that sounds great.