This company-friendly, quick, flavorful spread is a wonderful appetizer, especially when paired with some fresh, crusty bread and a bowl of marinated olives. The Great Northern (also known as cannellini) is a rich and creamy bean and pairs beautifully with the grassiness from the fresh thyme, the deep, citrusy flavor of the lemon infused olive oil and the acidity from the lemon juice.
Serve the spread with warm pita bread cut into triangles.
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!