Green Goddess Dressing

Green Goddess salad dressing

This strong herbal dressing made of fresh herbs, plus tahini and cucumber, not only has a luscious taste, but makes good use of nutrient-rich parsley. Photos by Evan Atlas.

Makes: about 1 cup

  • 1 cup firmly packed fresh parsley leaves (some stems are fine)
  • 1/4 cup tahini (sesame paste)
  • 1/2 cup peeled, seeded, and chopped cucumber
  • Juice of 1/2 to 1 lemon, to taste
  • 1 scallion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill and/or several basil leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper

Place all ingredients in the container of a food processor. Process until herbs are very finely minced. Transfer to a tightly lidded cruet or bottle and shake well before each use.

Variation: Substitute or add other fresh summer herbs of your choice.

Good with: Tomato salads; grain and/or bean salads, especially barley, rice, and white beans; pasta salads; lentil salads; cold noodle salads; and cucumber salads, It also makes an offbeat dressing for potato salads.

Green Goddess salad dressing

 

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