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Green Goddess Dressing

September 23, 1993

DEAR SOS: Thanks for the many years of great recipes--now it's my turn to reciprocate. Green goddess dressing was at one time the only dressing that diners asked for when I worked at the Velvet Turtle. Most people thought avocado made it green, but it actually got a boost from green food coloring, which did not detract from its delicious taste. Here is the recipe as I know it.


DEAR FORMER WAITRESS: Thanks for the inside scoop. We hope the Velvet Turtle will take the revelation in the spirit it was given.


WAITRESS'S GREEN GODDESS DRESSING 2 cups mayonnaise 1 to 2 tablespoons anchovy paste 1 cup sour cream 1 1/2 teaspoons spice blend or seasoned salt 3 tablespoons finely chopped parsley 3 to 5 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 medium white onion, minced 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard 1 tablespoon tarragon vinegar 1/2 teaspoon whole celery seeds 1/2 teaspoon thyme 1/2 ripe avocado, mashed 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce Few drops green food coloring, optional

Combine mayonnaise, anchovy paste, sour cream, spice blend, parsley, garlic, onion, dry mustard, vinegar, celery seeds, thyme, avocado, Worcestershire and food coloring in blender container. Blend until smooth. Makes 3 1/4 cups.

Each tablespoon contains about:

50 calories; 121 mg sodium; 5 mg cholesterol; 4 grams fat; 3 grams carbohydrates; 0 protein; 0.06 gram fiber.

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