Sunday, June 10, 2012

Garlic Scape Green Goddess Dressing

Wow, is this thing on?  I hope everyone is still out there making tasty things in your kitchens, even if there haven't been any new recipes posted here in a long time.

I whipped up this Green Goddess dressing tonight with my immersion blender tonight.  If you have a jar or tall container, you could use this method.  Otherwise, pull out your food processor. 

I think you could thin this out with some additional water to use as a creamy salad dressing, but I plan to use it as a condiment with roasted vegetables.  It might also be good on top of grilled fish or chicken, perhaps.   Warning - it does have a bite from the raw garlic scapes (similar to the bite of regular garlic).  If you want to mellow that out, you could sautee the scapes first. 

From: A Teaspoon of Spice

  • 3/4 cup Greek non fat yogurt
  • 1 cup loosely packed flat-leaf parsley (I used some Green Goddess dried spice mix from Penzey's)
  • 2 garlic scapes, roughly chopped (or 1 garlic clove, peeled)
  • 1/2 avocado, pit and skin removed
  • 1 teaspoon orange muscat vinegar(I used apple cider vinegar)
  • Juice from 1/2 of a lime
  • Water (to thin dressing)
  • Salt & pepper, to taste

Directions
  1. In a food processor, add yogurt, parsley, garlic scapes, avocado, vinegar and lime juice. Process until smooth.
  2. For a thinner dressing, add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, and process until at a desired consistency.
  3. Add salt and pepper to taste.