2000s Recipes + Menus

Green Goddess Sauce

Makes about1 cup
  • Active time:15 min
  • Start to finish:15 min
June 2009
Shot through with tarragon, parsley, and scallions, this tangy sauce pairs beautifully with rich southern-fried sweetbreads. If you have any left over, use it as a salad dressing or as a dip for crudités.
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup well-shaken buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 scallions, white and pale green parts chopped and greens finely chopped (reserve separately)
  • 1 teaspoon anchovy paste
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped tarragon
  • Pulse mayonnaise, buttermilk, vinegar, parsley, white and pale green parts of scallion, anchovy paste, and 1/4 tsp each of salt and pepper in a food processor until parsley and scallion are finely chopped. Transfer to a bowl and stir in scallion greens and tarragon. Chill until ready to use.
Cooks’ note:
  • Sauce can be chilled up to 1 day.
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