Hey – do remember Seven Seas Green Goddess Dressing from back in the 70s? Or were you not born yet? Sorry – I was just realizing how old I am. Any hoo… It was a creamy-tangy-herby salad dressing that was probably full of things you can’t pronounce, but oh my, was it delicious. I loved about half a bottle of it poured over my iceberg lettuce, tomato and cucumber salad. Thinking back, that image is so un-goddess like.
Since my herb garden is growing like crazy, I decided to create my own version of a Green Goddess dressing. This time I’m serving it with lots of colorful fresh vegetables, and tossing in some chunks of buttery avocado. It’s a snack that’s sure to feed my inner goddess.
Or how about a schmear of this lusciousness on some toast, and topped with a juicey ripe slice of tomato? Talk about kicked up avocado toast. Yum!
Do you grow your own herbs? They’re so easy, and such a perfect way to add some freshness to salads, marinades, dressings and even baked goods and beverages. Mojito anyone? Herbs are also a good source of many vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that keep you healthy. This year, I’m growing lots of basil, both Italian and Thai, parsley, chives, lavender, lemon thyme and rosemary. I’m loving this graphic about how to grow and use herbs from Health Perch -– so many great tips here! Click on the image for a larger view, and make sure you pin it for when you’re ready to plant.