Lynsie's Green Goddess Dressing

Vie Chef, Lynsie Steele's Green Goddess Dressing is bright, yummy, and super functional!  Kids love the flavor and color. Plus, this dressing can be used as a veggie dip, a sauce over proteins or pastas, or as a classic salad dressing.  We especially love how easy this dressing is to make!

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Lynsie teaches just how to chop and mix this dressing in our Feeding Your Child's Development Cooking Classes.  Parents, even those who know their way around the kitchen, share learning how to make this dressing was a game changer for them.  Give it a try at home, though we'd love to see you in a class as well! 

Budget tip!

Use the entire herb, even the stems! 

Ingredients

1 bunch parsley, rinsed and chopped
1 bunch cilantro, rinsed and chopped
2 cloves garlic
2 lemons, peeled
1 tsp salt
1 pinch red pepper flakes
1 cup yogurt, sour cream or mayo
For a thinner dressing, add: 1+ cups of water, milk or broth

Instructions:

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  • In a blender or food processor, combine entire bunch of parsley with cilantro (stems and all). 
  • Add garlic (whole), 1 whole lemon (sliced in half and seeds removed), and reserve the other lemon to use as needed.
  • Add salt, red pepper flakes, and yogurt, sour cream, or may, and pulse until completely smooth.
  • Taste and add more lemon or Salk if needed, and thin out with water/milk/broth, if desired. 
  • Pour into mason jar and seal tightly for up to one week. 
 

Developmental notes:

Because the measurements of this dressing don't have to be super exact, making this is a great way to get your children involved in the kitchen.  When kids are involved in the process of making food, they are more interested in exploring new tastes and textures.

Garlic and cilantro are fantastic sources of vitamin K.  We don't always think of this important vitamin, but it is essential for healthy bones and blood clotting.  Think: less bruising!

Let us know if you try it!