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World's Best Veggie Dip -- Homemade Green Goddess Dressing

Updated on November 19, 2012

The Best Dip In The Whole Wide World

You are going to flip over this incredible recipe for veggie dip. It's great for dipping carrot sticks, celery, green onions, broccoli, cauliflower, radishes, cherry tomatoes -- any kind of fresh vegetables.

It's also great with potato chips or crunchy crackers. It's the ideal dip for vegetables.

You and your guests will rave.

One Note: There's a "secret ingredient" that you can't tell anyone... I'll explain in a minute.

The Ingredients

2 cups mayonnaise (NOT salad dressing like Miracle Whip)

3 tbsp. green onions -- the tops only, chopped

3 tbsp. parsley, chopped

3 tbsp. Tarragon vinegar

1 can (2 oz. size) anchovies, drained

WAIT! The anchovies are the secret ingredient... and you won't taste them... however, they give this dressing the most incredible flavor EVER. You might think "... but I hate anchovies!" -- it doesn't matter. Even your guests won't taste them... it's the reason I suggest not mentioning the ingredients... at least until everyone starts raving about the best dip they've ever tasted.


How To Make This Incredible Veggie Dip

Into the bowl of your food processor, put the green onion tops, parsley, vinegar and anchovies. Process on high until they are completely minced into very tiny bits. You'll need to scrape down your processor bowl with a spatula a few times.

Add in the mayonnaise, then process again. You'll want to scrape the bowl one last time with your spatula.

Pour the dressing into a bowl, and refrigerate while you cut up your veggies (or buy the already cut up veggies at the grocery store.)

How To Double This Recipe

Making a dip for a crowd? Here are the easy instructions for doubling the recipe:

Double everything EXCEPT the anchovies. Otherwise, follow directions exactly.

That's all there is to it.


Quick Story About the First Time I Tasted This Recipe

My friend Tina brought it to our annual Thanksgiving dinner a number of years ago. It was her mother's dressing -- called "Green Goddess" -- from the 1950s.

Everyone went CRAZY and couldn't stop eating it. It wasn't until later she told us what was in it. No one could believe it contained anchovies. How could just a few ingredients create such incredible flavor?

Don't take my word for it -- just give it a try, and see for yourself.

This recipe is a keeper -- one you're going to use again and again.



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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      This looks good..Think I shall bookmark.