A good salad is an essential side to a well balanced dinner and I prefer mine with some substance to it. Lot’s of flavor with each bite is a must but the star is always the dressing. Green goddess dressing is my absolute favorite. The combination of herbs, garlic and creaminess from the sour cream and mayo is super. I can eat the stuff by the spoon full all on its own.
Smooth, creamy and vibrantly green this dressing is a recipe each cook should have in their recipe box. There are so many variations, my favorite includes parsley, cilantro and lots of dill. Ever since discovering the Grape Seed Oil Vegenaise I have abandoned mayo all together. It’s so delicious and takes this dressing to another level.
The creamy gorgonzola crumbles and spicy-salty pepperoncini peppers compliment the coolness of the cucumber and the sweetness of cherry tomatoes. Topped with green goddess dressing it is just out of this world good.
If you prefer to make this salad into a meal of its own I suggest pairing it with shrimp like my Simply Succulent Grilled Shrimp or grilled thinly sliced steak. For a vegetarian version roasted chickpeas make a wonderful addition.
I’m sad the weekend is over. I seriously enjoyed the lazy Sunday of lounging on the couch.
- ¼ cup fresh italian parsley
- ¼ cup fresh cilantro
- ¼ cup fresh dill
- 1 garlic clove
- ¼ cup light sour cream
- ¼ cup Grapeseed Oil Vegenaise (or mayo)
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- ¼ tsp salt (or more if needed)
- Blend all ingredients in a blender until well combined.
- Refrigerate until ready to use.
- 3 kale leaves, washed and chopped
- 1 cup romaine, chopped
- ¼ cup sliced pepperoncini, drained
- ¼ cup gorgonzola
- ½ english cucumber, chopped
- ¼ cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 carrot, julienned (subsequently you can use the vegetable peeler to create thin ribbons)
- green goddess dressing, recipe above
- In a large salad bowl gently massage chopped kale to slightly soften. Combine with romaine.
- Top with pepperoncini, cucumber, tomatoes, julienned carrot and gorgonzola crumbles.
- Serve with green goddess. Enjoy!