10/30/12

Vegan Mofo: Green Goddess Dressing

So I've been on a garlic kick recently (like for the last 18 years or so). However, I am almost never on a salad kick. I don't know why, but salads just don't excite me the way that a good stew or casserole does. However! This is really dumb because I happen to live in a place where truly fancy salad greens like mache, arugula, butter lettuce, endives, ect are all totally commonplace and cheap.

Its kind of like how you can buy a stick of Brussels sprouts at Whole Foods for like $4.99, and a huge bag of them are like $.99 here in Berlin. (Chalk it up to being closer to Brussels, I guess.)

My point is, I should be exploiting this price difference to my advantage and eating my weight in fancy field greens! Yet, I often think of a salad as a pale side to a rich dinner.

Not today though! I've been working my way through Appetite for Reduction (insert obligatory gushing about Isa Chandra Moskowitz here) and she has a whole range of interesting salad dressings to try from. And her garlicky Green Goddess Dressing is truly a thing of beauty. With peppery parsley, creamy tahini and tons of garlic, its enough to even drive my salad-hating hubby to steal from my bowl.

This one is going in the permanent rotation.

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5 comments:

janet @ the taste space said...

I am completely jealous of your cheap Brussels sprouts! I bought my first batch this week because it had been so long since I've had them!

I have to try that dressing. I make a new dressing each week to keep my salads interesting all week long.

Adi said...

That salad looks very delicious. I love garlic myself. :)

I'm not big on eating salads often but I'm more than willing to try this!


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urban vegan said...

I've made this dressing and agree-it's really fab. Like you, I am on a lifelong garlic kick.

Funny what you said about Brussels spouts. I saw a measly, half-brown bag (maybe 15 sprouts, total) "on sale" at Whole Foods for $2.50. I just laughed and walked on. Really, WF? WtF?

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I'll tell you something funny, I've never tasted Brussels sprouts.

Here's my tip on buying kale from a Farmer's Market: Inspect the leaves before purchasing. A couple months ago during heatwave I bought some DIRTY kale. Oh, the outside leaves looked fine, but inside I'm talking worms (and tiny green ones that blended right in) and snails and feces. What a rip off. I'll never buy it again.

My fave Isa recipe is "Coffee Chip Muffins" because they are so EASY and GOOD.

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