Working at the farmer's market has its advantages. We got the spicy green salad mix from Aspen Moon Farm and a roasted red pepper and onion flatbread from Breadworks for dinner.
The salad was delicious because we topped it with the Creamy Green Goddess Dressing recipe from chef Mara King of Esoteric Foods. We used basil and it's spectacular.
Creamy Green Goddess
Makes about 3/4 to 1 cup of dressing
by Chef Mara King
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 Tablespoons or more of white wine vinegar
3 Tablespoons fresh or sour cream, yogurt, mayonnaise or pureed soft tofu
1/2 to 3/4 cup tender, milder herbs like parsley, tarragon, chervil or basil
1 small garlic clove
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients in a blender and turn machine on; a creamy emulsion will form in 30 seconds. Taste and add vinegar a teaspoon or two at a time until the balance tastes right to you. If the mixture is too thick (it probably will be), add water one tablespoon at a time until the consistency is right. Taste, adjust the seasoning.
Live Well Moms for yogurt called, Better Whey of Life. We picked out the plain vanilla, and Dirk said, "What is this? It's the best yogurt I ever had." I liked it, too. The vanilla bean gave the yogurt an authentic flavor. There's whey protein in it to balance the protein and carb ratio. I would definitely buy this product again.
Next week, we're getting more greens from the market and we'll play around with the dressing variations.