Green Goddess in the Summer

Wandering around our grower’s market this last Saturday I spotted fresh Dill.  Now most people immediately think pickles.  Not me.  I go straight to Green Goddess salad dressing every time I see fresh dill.  Quit rolling your eyes!  I’m not talking the bottled high fructose, xanthan gum laden gunk they sell at your local mega-mart;



I’m talking about the FRESH stuff.  The only time this salad dressing works is in the summer when the herbs are fresh.  Go get yourself a large (hopefully organic) head of iceberg lettuce (quit rolling  your eyes again), cut into “the wedge” and pour a generous amount of this Green Goddess over it.  Sprinkle with bits of pancetta or local bacon  if you want to gild the lily.  You’ll note I didn’t give any amounts for the ingredients.  This is a dressing you can make as loaded with herbs as you like.  Taste this as you go.  Make more if you have more people.  This will keep in the refrigerator for about a week after you make it.  No, it doesn’t freeze.  Try it on your turkey sandwich too.  Now go make some lonely iceberg lettuce happy.

Green Goddess Salad Dressing

  • Fresh Dill Chopped
  • Fresh Parsley Chopped
  • Fresh Oregano chopped
  • Fresh Basil chopped fine
  • 2 cloves garlic – minced
  • 4 anchovies – chopped
  • sea salt & cracked black pepper to taste
  • lemon juice
  • creme fraiche
  • home-made mayonaise

Blend all the above in a food processor.  Spoon over the lettuce wedge.  Sprinkle with bacon if desired.  Wait for the look of happiness on your guests faces and smile!


Happy Summer Everyone!

Chef Constance





  1. Kathy Garrett said,

    October 3, 2011 at 4:37 am

    Constance this looks like an incredible recipe, but more that that, it was so entertaining to read. Now don’t roll your eyes!
    PS you were expecting the non-foodie husband?

    • October 21, 2011 at 10:12 pm

      I’m smiling at the “non-foodie husband” comment. Yes is the answer to that one.

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