Saturday, March 7, 2015

Healthy Green Goddess Dip #SundaySupper

Green Goddess Dressing is a true retro food, dating back to 1923. This lightened up dip version brings all the fresh flavor into the 21st century and leaves the calories and fat to history.



This week the Sunday Supper theme is "Retro Food". You know, the dishes that transport you back to years gone by? Or maybe that funky dish that Aunt Mary used to bring to the family potlucks, the one you avoided at all costs? Or better yet, that heavy condensed soup laden dish that (my Mom) used to serve just about every week? Yup, that's the stuff! 


Have you ever done a search on "retro food"? Try it on Google, or go to Pinterest. You will probably recognize some of the things that pop up, but OhhhEmmmmGeeee the other stuff? It is hard to believe that these even existed let alone were popular! I mean, canned hamburgers? Seriously? WOW!! My Mom was the Queen of all of that "new fangled" stuff. The newest easy meal ideas were things she just couldn't resist. I am so glad she never found the canned hamburgers!!




Since I have been all about nibbling and snacking lately (check out my Chipotle Black Bean DipSpicy Roasted ChickpeasRoasted Red Pepper and Garlic Hummus, and Roasted Garlic White Bean Dip), I have been looking for new ways to satisfy my cravings without loading up on fat and calories. That was why I chose to take Green Goddess Dressing and turn it into a healthy dip as my recipe for this week. 

This dressing become popular until the 1970's when Seven Seas began producing it in their salad dressing line, but Green Goddess Dressing has been around for almost 100 years. It is said that it was originally created by chef Philip Roemer at The Palace Hotel in San Francisco. He wanted to give tribute to George Arliss, who was an actor in the hit play The Green Goddess. It was actually a take on a dressing that originated in France by chef to Louis XIII. He created a sauce au vert (green sauce) which was traditionally served with "green eel". Ummmmm I don't know about you, but I will pass on the whole ell thing!

This dip however? Now this is something I will never pass on. Between the tang of the Greek yogurt, which I am a huge sucker for, and the fresh herbs, this dip has become a staple in my fridge. I can grab a handful of fresh veggies and this dip when my afternoon munchies attack and feel good about it. I even got my daughter (AKA Miss Picky Pants) on board with it! Ya, it shocked the crap out of me too!! With the warm spring days coming soon (I am a glass if half full kinda girl), I am excited to have a nice cool snack I can fall back on. 

What is your favorite dip to snack on? Do you lighten it up?


Healthy Green Goddess Dip

Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen
Published 03/08/2015
Healthy Green Goddess Dip


Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh chives
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh tarragon
  • 1 teaspoon anchovy paste
  • 1 shallot, roughly chopped
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup low fat mayonnaise
  • 3/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh cracked black pepper
Equipment


Intructions
  1. Combine all dip ingredients in a blender or food processor, and process.
  2. Cover and place in the refrigerator for at least one hour to allow the flavors to meld.
  3. Serve with fresh veggies or baked chips.
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 00 mins.
Total time: 10 mins.
Tags: retro food, chive, parsley, basil, tarragon, anchovy, shallot, lemon juice, non-fat Greek yogurt, healthy, appetizer, #SundaySupper,

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Green Goddess Dressing is a true retro food, dating back to 1923. This lightened up dip version brings all the fresh flavor into the 21st century and leaves the calories and fat to history.

30 comments:

  1. What's funny is back in the 80's I would not have touched Green Goddess anything and now I'd eat it anytime.

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    1. I wasn't a fan either. It is funny how our tastes change!!

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  2. What a terrific dip, Bobbi! I remember loving the salad dressing back in the day, and I'm certain I'd go nuts for your gorgeous dip!!!

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  3. I remember when we first talked about retro food a few years ago and I looked it up. All I could think was thank goodness a lot of those things were no longer popular when I was little. Oh the horror of some of them. But thankfully there were a few popular gems from those decades. :)

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    1. I know right? Seriously scary stuff LOL

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  4. Green Goddess Dip I know been around forever! I Remember seeing in some vintage church cookbooks as a kid, I always wondered why was called Green Goddess :)

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    1. Me too, that's why I just had to look it up.

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  5. Diana @DandelionGreensMarch 8, 2015 at 6:27 AM

    I love your lightened up recipe! I especially love the addition of fresh tarragon- delicious!

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  6. What a fabulous dip Bobbi. Simply awesome!!!

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  7. I rediscovered this dressing last summer and love your lightened-up version

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  8. I try and lighten every dip and I love using green yogurt to do it! I love this version and can't wait to try it. I also googled retro foods and could NOT believe what came up lol!!

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  9. I had forgotten all about Green Goddess dressing. Thanks for the memories....

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  10. I love this dressing but can you believe I've never made it myself?

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    1. I was the same with Ranch dressing LOL

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  11. Such a beautiful color for spring!

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  12. I have always loved Green Goddess dressing. And I love herbal dips too and this one looks great!

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  13. I've made a healthy version of green goddess dressing, but never thought about doing it as a dip. genius.

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    1. I have been turning just about everything into a dip lately LOL

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  14. This sounds yummy! Love it as a dip.

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  15. I remember when the dressing came out I thought it was so cool because it was green. I love this dip, perfect with veggies for snacking!

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  16. I think my next party will have a retro theme just so I have an excuse to make a bunch of these recipes!

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  17. I don't snack on dip much anymore because it's not always healthy, but this is a great compromise.

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    1. I know what you mean Laura, but I am such a dipaholic I have to find ways to get my fix LOL

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  18. You're right, this is some serious retro, I love it! Though I've noticed it's made a comeback recently - Ina Garten seems to love it. :)

    -Julie @ Texan New Yorker

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