AUTHOR: Julia TITLE: All Purpose Summer DATE: 8/04/2008 09:20:00 AM ----- BODY:
I always have a stash of Green Goddess in the fridge. It’s a terrific, all-purpose summer (and really, anytime) condiment:

- a salad dressing with cherry tomatoes, romaine and cucumbers
- a sauce for grilled salmon.
- A sauce for grilled steak
- With corn cakes, cherry tomatoes and soft shell crabs.
- A dressing for pasta salad with lobster and corn.
- A dip for crudités
- Instead of ketchup for hamburgers
- A dressing for Cobb salad with bacon, avocadoes, grilled chicken and lettuce.
- A spread for smoked salmon canapés.

Now that my garden is in full force, I have plenty of parsley, tarragon and scallions. If I had lettuces, I would add arugula or spinach, too.

>Dreamy Green Goddess
1 tbs. capers
1 cup spinach or arugula, washed and picked over
2 bunches scallions, washed, slice green only in 1/2 inch lengths
1 bunch flat parsley, washed, leaves picked from the stem
1 bunch tarragon leaves picked from the stem
1/2 cup sour cream
2 cup mayonnaise
2 tbs. white wine vinegar
2 tsp. kosher salt
1 tsp. cracked black pepper

1. Puree capers, spinach, scallions, herbs, and sour cream in a food processor
2. Fold in mayonnaise, and season with vinegar, salt and pepper

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----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Blogger Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) DATE:8/05/2008 06:08:00 AM I know it's not quite the same, but because I don't eat raw onions, I always either saute the scallions or (gasp!) leave them out. This is a great all-purpose dressing for all those summer vegetable salads. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Blogger Julia DATE:8/05/2008 08:24:00 AM Lydia, I don't like raw onions either, but scallions don't seem to bother me. To me, the tarragon is the essential part. ----- --------