Monday, March 23, 2009
Basil Green Goddess Salad Dressing
I tried another of the Barefoot Contessa's recipes this weekend from her 'At Home' cookbook and as usual was not disappointed.
This is not necessarily a light dressing but I cut the sour cream with half fat free and half full fat as that is what I had on hand. You could use light sour cream but I wouldn't use completely fat free. I also used olive oil mayo which seemed to work well. Oh, and I didn't have anchovy paste so added a bit more salt. I thought this dressing tasted even better the next day after the flavours melded more!
1 cup good mayo
1 cup chopped scallions(green onion),green and white parts(about 7)
1 cup chopped fresh basil
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemons(2 lemons)
2 tsp chopped garlic(2 cloves)
2 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 cup sour cream
Place mayo,scallions,basil,lemon juice,garlic, anchovy paste, salt, pepper in a blender and blend until smooth.Add sour cream and process until just blended. Refridgerate until ready to serve.
These tulips of course have nothing to do with the salad dressing. I picked them up at the market on the weekend and they are just so spring-like I had to share!
Have a great day!