Greener Goddess Dressing

[Photographs: Kerry Saretsky]

This traditional thick and creamy garden dressing, full of scallions, garlic, and herbs, gets a healthy, buttery boosts from the addition of super-ripe avocado. I love both avocado and tarragon with seafood, so I think this is a cool alternative to cocktail sauce with shrimp, and nothing beats it with a fresh, all-green crudités platter.

About the author: Kerry Saretsky is the creator of French Revolution Food, where she reinvents her family's classic French recipes in a fresh, chic, modern way. She also writes the French in a Flash series for Serious Eats.

Greener Goddess Dressing

About This Recipe

Yield:makes 4 servings
Active time:5 minutes
Total time:5 minutes
This recipe appears in: The Secret Ingredient (Avocado): Greener Goddess Dressing


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 Hass avocado, roughly chopped
  • 2 scallions, trimmed and quartered
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 2 anchovy fillets
  • 24 leaves of tarragon
  • 12 leaves of basil
  • The juice of 3/4 lemon
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Freshly cracked black pepper, to taste


  1. 1

    Put everything in the blender, and whiz on full blast until completely smooth. Serve over an iceberg wedge, with crudités, with shrimp cocktail, or with anything you want.


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