Monday, August 31, 2009

Green Goddess Dip

With my herb garden thriving, I secretly consider myself to be a bit of a Green Goddess. So when I found this recipe on the Williams Sonoma website, I knew I was destined to love it! It was the arrival of a big bag of farmers market heirloom carrots that inspired me to finally make this heavenly dip. This dip is jam packed with many of my favourite flavours: chives, parsley, basil, mint, and lemon. How could you possibly go wrong with a combination like that? And with merely a few pulses in the food processor, this recipe is super simple! The bright and fresh flavours in this dip went perfectly with the gorgeous heirloom carrots (just look at those colours!) as well as crunchy vegetable chips purchased from the supermarket. My family and I loved this dip so much, we devoured the entire bowl in one sitting! So if you are considering serving this to a crowd, I would suggest doubling the recipe so no one is left disappointed.
Note: The original recipe calls for 1 tsp tarragon. I am not a fan of tarragon, so I omitted it, but feel free to add it in if you like. I also added a bit of garlic, because, honestly, what's a great dip without at least a bit of garlic?!

2 tbsp roughly chopped fresh chives
2 tbsp roughly chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 tbsp roughly chopped fresh basil
1 tbsp roughly chopped fresh mint
2 or 3 anchovy fillets (I used anchovy paste)
2 tsp pureed garlic
1 shallot, roughly chopped
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup mayonnaise
3/4 cup sour cream

1. In a blender or food processor, combine the chives, parsley, basil, mint, anchovies, garlic, shallot, lemon juice, and mayonnaise. Blend or process until smooth.

2. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and stir in the sour cream. Cpver with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

3. Serve with crudites or chips.


redkathy said...

Great recipe. It was your herb garden post that led me to follow :)

Tracy-Girl said...

MMM, that looks so amazing!!

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

Beautiful dip, I bet it was fabulous with the carrots!

Kris said...

Oh man, that sounds great!

Elise said...

Hello, I had to leave you a note to say what a heavenly blog you have here ! Such interesting and creative posts, and I love your pictures as well. Perfect ! Thank you for sharing them and best wishes.. have a good week

Danielle said...

Thanks so much to all of you!

Parita said...

Yummy dip! love the flavors of herbs with mayo!