As I was watering my herb garden the other morning, the gentlest of breezes blew across my face, teasing me with the bright, fresh aromas of dill, parsley, and basil. Immediately, my sensory memories went back in time to an avocado and fresh herb Greek goddess dressing I remembered eating as a kid. Ever since that morning, I’ve had an insatiable craving for the dressing, so today was the day to put that memory to rest and whip up a bottle.
What I love about this recipe is it’s more than just a dressing. The thick, rich, creamy consistency of the blended herbs, avocado and mayonnaise lends itself to also being great as a vegetable dip, a marinade or even as a spread on a sandwich. And just look at that beautiful green color!
2 large avocados, pitted, peeled and roughly chopped
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup mayonnaise
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons fresh dill chopped
2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped
2 tablespoons fresh basil leaves
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1) Place all the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Keep and serve chilled.