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Green Goddess - Christine Drinan

There are some recipes that are a staple, that have the versatility to slot into any occasion, from the backyard BBQ to the elegant cocktail party. We’re talking Green Goddess, a dip that tastes more like a naughty splurge than the healthy, vegan protein-packed dish that it really is. And the beauty is that this green goddess dip recipe takes less than five minutes to make.

A Shout Out to Chef Kelly Janke

We first had this green goddess dip recipe with Chef Kelly Janke, who has worked everywhere from The Chew to Bon Appetit.  Kelly has elevated our game here at Galavante, from the time she taught us to make easy pie crust and rhubarb galette, to this green goddess dip, that tastes rich but is actually one of the healthiest dishes you can eat.  We added to this green goddess dip recipe by creating a cornucopia of veggies – a roasted cauliflower, air fried rainbow carrots, crisp endive and a selection of radish. You will get days of your required veggies without even missing the chips.

Serves 6

The Ultimate Green Goddess Dip Recipe

Ingredients

2 ripe or overripened avocado
4 green onions, thinly sliced
½ bunch cilantro
½ bunch basil leaves
1 ½ Meyer lemons
½ cup high quality olive oil
½ cup water
1 cup cashews, soaked overnight
Maldon sea salt or fleur du sel to taste

Directions

The goddess dip recipe needs to be made the same day, as otherwise the avocados will brown and you’ll lose that beautiful green color.  The more ripe the avocados, the better. This recipe is actually a good way to use those avocados that may be past their prime.  Also if you have a Vitamix, you’ll get the most creamy yet light as air dip.  Otherwise you can use a hand stick blender.

In your Vitamix, scoop out the flesh of the avocado and add in the green onion, cilantro including the stems, basil, olive oil and water.  Blend on medium to medium high until all the ingredients are integrated.  Drain the cashews and add to the blender and blend for another 30 seconds until the dip is creamy.  Squeeze in the Meyer lemon, and add the salt to taste.

Place a piece of saran wrap on top of the dip in the blender so there’s no air between the wrap and the Green Goddess. Chill in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours.  Place the dip in a beautiful bowl right before your guests arrive and serve with your favorite selection of veggies.

 

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